Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Millefiori Skull by Frescura

Millefiori Skull by Frescura 3-28-2008
Colored pencils and marker on card stock

I used to think that you had to have a vision of a finished product before you started a piece. This is not the case for my art. It comes to me, bit by bit, as I work on it.

Not sure exactly when I started this. I drew this skull and filled it with circles and then set it aside. When I pulled it back out, I started filling it in with lines and color and this is what I ended up with. It wasn't until many months later that I realized how much I was influenced by the books I was currently reading about polymer clay. That is how this piece eventually got it's name over a year later. Millefiori means "a thousand flowers" in Italian and is traditionally created using glass. The books I had checked out of the library had instructions on how to make intricate canes out of polymer clay to slice into beads or disks.

I never did make anything out of polymer clay, but it had obviously influenced me. If you have never seen Millefiori, here is a picture I just found on Google.

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Millefiori Skull Button

Millefiori Skull Banner

Millefiori Skull Sigg Water Bottle
I want one of these! =0)

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

On Writing...

Another fantastic book that has me very excited about getting past my creative blocks. I checked this book out of my local library because funds are low but will add this book to my collection as soon as I can. Like the "War of Art", this is definitely a book I will read again and again.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I had a dream...

I had a dream about seeing someone again and it reminded me...

"Where you used to be,
there is a hole in the world,
which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime,
and falling in at night.
I miss you like hell."

~Edna St Vincent Millay

Not sure if the person I miss was REALLY who I thought they were...
or who or what they claimed to be...
In the end, it doesn't really matter. The void is still there.

Monday, July 13, 2009

At Last...

FINALLY put the colored pencils to paper and "doodled" something. I see some things I like and will use another time...and many things I won't!

Colored pencil, marker on card stock.
Frecura 7-13-2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The War of Art!

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield.

I just got this book out of the library a few days ago and I love it! I am about 2/3rds through it and already looking forward to reading it again. I have been much more productive tackling those everyday things you put off. I should be back to creating very soon...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

SO tired of being blocked...

Every day I am hopeful that I will create something...maybe tomorrow will FINALLY be the day...

"Enlightenment--that magnificent escape from anguish and ignorance--never happens by accident. It results from the brave and sometimes lonely battle of one person against his own weaknesses."

-Hindu Wisdom

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


No new art. I have been blocked for MANY months now. I still have lots of ideas but can't seem to get anything started...

"I have had just about all I can take of myself."

S.N. Behrman (1893 - 1973)
American playright and screenwriter

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"If he closes off every passageway and escape route, It's because he wants to show you a secret way which no one knows."