My search for symbols was lots of fun, and also quite enlightening. I selected a Hawaiian symbol that means ‘light that makes you gasp’ and fell in love with the meaning as much as the symbol. I might have to change the title of my piece, which currently is You Cannot Constrain the Light. I’ve been using Instagram and FB quite a bit lately, and sometimes that makes me forget the details when I write a blog. Therefore, to make sure it’s all covered, when I’m old and looking back on my memories….
Symbol–on the background.
Where I’m at now…
Need to add the rest of what are turning out to be background beads, rather than the main story. Then I think I need to continue the dark of the symbol out into the ray area. After that, I may consider some rays in different colors, or it may be done. I’ll decide that when I get to that point!
It never ceases to amaze me when a piece takes off in an unexpected and unplanned direction. But then, when I listen, I am usually pleased with the outcome. Sometimes I find myself resisting because I don’t want to do that much work. I’m usually sorry when that happens, so I HAVE learned a thing or two over the years.
Listen to your ‘instincts’. It is usually your years of study and experience whispering into your heart to help you create art that makes you happy.