Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sketching Future Work

It's a very odd thing for me -- sketching as planning. I tend to like to work improvisationally, so I dislike planning ahead. When I made quilts, I avoided sketching and simply started directly with fabric. Why do I find myself really called to sketch beads and silver work??

Maybe the challenges of the media are great enough that having a plan keeps me from losing track of where I'm headed. Maybe the speed with which I can execute the work keeps me from getting bored, even if I do have a plan. Maybe the sketches are more faithful for glass and metal than for fabric, so I don't deviate so much from a plan.

Maybe...I am learning to love the sketching for its own sake.

1 comment:

  1. I have never made a sketch for a bead and never have plans in my head while starting a torch session - I love my ideas coming while torching and it´s funny for me to see what the fluid of Glass is leading me to.
    It will be interesting to see if your beads will approach to the sketch or if there will be a lot of more ideas coming while making the bead.
    I am sure that you will make something unique and wonderful - wish you a lot of fun,