Things have been a bit crazy with a few consulting jobs and proposals, Rochester Stories progressing, and more. You’ll see more posts more often rolling forward…
Today, the 6×6 sold-out artists were revealed. Including me!
Using over 265 handmade beads, my 6×6 is a mosaic of a dark woods with a small cabin nestled inside. I learned a few things doing it:
- 265 is a lot of beads!
- Working with beads alone, it was hard to build the picture I envisioned.
- Perspective is important, but hard when beads are all the same size, I’m working on that.
- Layering can soften awkward transition points.
- Too many similar colors (dark greens and browns, for example) make it hard to see the image.
I call this type of piece a Storystarter and this is the prototype for several in a series. The mosaics are accompanied by a sentence or two. Coupling sentence with image will encourage people to finish the story on their own and share it with others.
You can also see it on the RoCo page.
What do you think of the idea?
PS – Voting is open on the Idea Cafe grant until July 17th! I’d love your support!