Monday, March 1, 2010

Om Inspired

I love to know where an artists inspiration comes from. It is something that I find fascinating. Back in my quilting days I knew a quilter who once told me she finds inspiration for a quilt everywhere she looks. It occurred to me at that time that I did not completely understand that. I did not feel that way about my quilts. I was more inspired by a fabric or a quilt pattern, which I thought was rather simple and boring of me.

Since my discovery of lampworking I can now say I completely understand that statement. I am inspired by everything. Every shape, color, pattern, nature in particular, gets my mind rolling with excitement and I begin to think, "how can I translate that into glass?" It is truly an exciting place to be. The only problem is that I have so many ideas sometimes it can take quite some time for these ideas to actually come to fruition and be seen in glass. I have a couple of sketch pads which I always draw out my ideas. I refer back to these images and notes when the time comes to take these ideas to the torch or if I need a kick in the inspirational pants.

My fellow Fire Diva (read the Divas blog), Janel, writes a blog for Art Bead Scene. She put out a call to other Fire Divas (Become a fan on Facebook) for OM beads. I have been wanting to make OM beads for sometime but for reasons unknown to me I simply never did. Of course when I read Janel's post my brain began to light up and excitement built. A day at the torch produced some OM beads and left me feeling satisfied. Another idea finally made it to the finished stage in glass. I'm sure I will make more of these but for the time being the artist is me is feeling satisfied. That is a happy place to be.

You can find these beads for sale in my Etsy Shop and my Artfire shop.


  1. These are gorgeous Ema! Thank you so much for doing this!

  2. I know what you mean I have an endless list of things I want to make. Om to you :-)

  3. Oh I love these - very serene and so beautiful. The enamels are gorgeous, too!


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