|Cooking up some Bead Soup|
Bead Soup 2013 is cooking .
For me it's the Superbowl of beading
permit me a little segue .... way ta go Baltimore RAVENS !!!
My partner is Melissa Mesara
By mutual agreement ,we will be mailing out our soup mixes tomorrow .
Rules of the challenge include working outside your comfort zone
But ,how far out is too far?
How do you balance trying new things with developing a personal style?
To keep our designs fresh and interesting we should branch out .
However,for those of us that sell our creations, a recognizable style is a plus.
When I think I'm trying something brand new , am I inadvertently choosing from my comfort zone?
Can I choose something entirely new and make the component or technique my own?
Sometimes I feel like a mime in an invisible box.
I'm pushing from all sides unable to get out .
That's why I LOVE Bead Soup ! Somebody else picks the ingredients.
I know my own taste didn't influence the choices.
I have the opportunity to take my surprise ingredients and make them into a soup I like.
Sometimes a big challenge ! But ,always great FUN!
If you didn't get to sigh up for Bead Soup 2013 , consider pairing up with a friend .
Each of you can create a bead mix for the other .
Be sure to select"out of comfort zone components " .
see what you can create
and Bead Happy!
|My Past "Soups"|