I don't think I'm alone when I dream about warm sunny beaches this time of year. Even living in Atlanta, it gets a little too cold.
When I take time for "playing", which means going somewhere different in glass, oftentimes the beads I make directly show what's been swirling in my head.
For those who have been following me a long time, you'll know I spent my early years near the ocean. It is what calls me and where I tend to be very happy. Give me the sound and view of waves and surf, the distinctive scent, a few boats, even seagulls calling and plenty of sunshine. It's one of my happy places.
So it's not a surprise that a fish with a water scene is my latest bead. When I painted watercolors, we had "happy accidents", where you were surprised but pleased with how something turned out. This is one of those. I thought I was using a different glass, but this one had silver in it and reacted differently than I expected. Now to see if I can replicate and have it do what I wish on purpose. Cross your fingers for me. I think this is one of the directions I'd like to explore. See you soon!