inspiration, etc... everything we do is based on that obsession. Then, one day, you wake
up and you can’t stand the thought of continuing on the same path. Tell me about it!
|The Girl and her favorite "banket"|
When I read this weeks prompt I was thinking I would have nothing to write about because I don't feel that I have ever become obsessed with a technique only to end up not being able to stand it.
Then as the week progressed (I give myself the week to mull over the prompts) I started to think of all the mediums I have worked with and all the crafts I have worked on. One that I loved and lost came to mind painting on glass.
I loved painting on glass, I was good at it too. So what happened? I bit off more than I could chew. I decided because I was good at painting on glass I would paint glasses for my wedding favors. I wanted everyone to have their own figuring most of the people would be couples so they would leave with a set of 2. So I started the daunting task of painting over 150 wine glasses. I didn't stop there though I also painted vases and glass votive holders, several for each table. It took almost a whole year to get everything done. Then we filled the wine glasses with Hershey's kisses and placed them into handmade lunch bags tied with ribbons. Thank God I have a wonderful husband who is very helpful, he tied all the bows and punched the holes.
After my wedding I put the paints in the spare room closet and didn't look at them again until we turned that room into The Girl's room at which time I threw them away, I think.
I have been thinking about painting glass again but not in a wine goblet sort of way, more of a how can I use this in my jewelry way.
Do you have a technique, material, medium you were obsessed with but now cannot stand?
Let me know by leaving a comment!