Saturday, October 30, 2010

like birthin' babies

                                                                                                 mary jane dodd


gestation: n. the act of carrying young from conception to delivery


sometimes taking a piece from idea to execution can be just like that... replete with discomfort, moments of anticipation and planning, hopes for what it may 'grow up' to be... and a lot of anxiety as the due date nears... 


take for example a piece i have been carrying around in my head since may - this is not uncommon for me... my etsy shop doesn't have 4 pages of listings, i don't make things quickly... i admire those people, i am just not one of them... 


meet 'tenacity'... we are going on 6 months now... i know i am closing in on delivery - my chest pounds just thinking about it... 


the sketches are basic - nothing fancy, but it is a way to bring some kind of reality to the project... at night i just put down what i am thinking about... 


the defining components are made - 


resin paddles with antique dictionary paper... 'perseverance', 'tenacity' and 'blooming'... 


glass from patty lakinsmith... 


'tenacity' was born of her meaning - 'holding fast' ... there are things that we at times must hold fast to - if we do and carry it through, we blossom...


and, seriously, who can resist a good meanie?!

8 comments:

rosa & josie said...

I am not one of those artists either...my ideas are sketched down ~ sometimes. But, when it is time, it all comes together!
The meanie made me laugh...btw ♥

Alice said...

I love your analogy between creating a piece of jewelry and birthin' babies. I don't crank out new designs easily, and many times my ideas are eventually discarded for one reason or other(unlike babies).

I love the components you have chosen and can't wait to see the finished product.

MaCarroll Beads said...

LOL! Can't wait to see this completed! LOVE the dictionary choices!

Judy said...

I look forward to the due date...I really like those dictionary paddles!

TesoriTrovati said...

so cool to see your process maire. it resembles mine. and those meanies are wicked. (as in good).

enjoy the day!
erin

stregata said...

The components are gorgeous - and now I am holding my breath...

Patty said...

I am on the edge of my seat to see your creation, Mary Jane!

Kelli said...

Can't wait to see this one!!!! LOVIN' the "meanie" :)

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