Friday, August 29, 2008

Eye Candy for your soul....

Hi all, Last week when I was in line at the Book Festival in Edinburgh, waiting to get my husband's copy of Will Self's book signed by him, I thought of another great writer I like named Christopher Moore, and how so much of their styles can feel the same, although they are different form one another...so I asked him what does he thinks about over lapping ideas in creative writing these days and how sometimes it is just plain plagiarism that we see in writing or in other art forms...he looked up at me, with his strange set of eyes & without so much as missing a beat he said, "its easy I just don't read what others write, that way I will never know either way" he laughed after he said it, so did I, we had listened to him for about an hour taking questions from a sold out crowd of several hundred people in a small venue. by this time I knew he was smart and funny, but I also believe he has a point...we are only responsible for what we do, not what others do...

When I first started to make jewelery with lampwork beads, I used to look at them all the time, eye candy was a huge reason for me to go to the forums... 7.5 years ago when I started to make my own beads, I visited the forums & sites of my favorite glass artists like Sharon Peters, Diana East & Corina & still do in fact, I took only 2 classes in person that was years after I had made beads, they were with Diana East & Sharon Peters...

When I got my own site up and running I wanted to make sure others could come and see my beads as they wished, I never locked my photos or got upset & never will get upset, when some were inspired by my beads while making their own...there are so many designs even names of beads that I have seen out there that could very easily be one of mine...some pretty obvious, some a 1000 years old...I have always been flattered & never ever questioned anther's creative mind...

Speaking of inspiration take a look at the eye candy photo of what the lovely artist Ginny made with a set of 3 beads I made inspired by the famed Salmon Egg Beads by Andrea Guarino-Slemmons...I added my own twist to them of course, in fact I have seen tons of people make the Salmon Egg beads, in some way or another, but never credit the original creator of them, I think this is getting harder & harder as I go along in my journey with glass, as I do not have time to look at other's work to see if they are inspired by mine or to be inspired by them, Andrea made the first of these beads years ago, as far as I know they are her design, but who is to say, prior to my eyes looking at this art form of 3500 years old, others had not done the same design...perhaps Will Self is correct...

In Ginny's hands my beads find a gorgeous place to call home...I love how she showcases & takes care of them, when you see these lovely works of art, when you see how it all comes together & makes a circle, gets handed down to the next group of creative minds, this is when I can not agree with what Will Self said...we must share art, we must share our creative minds, in this way we can all grow & better our artistic nature, not to mention the truth that Eye Candy is great for our Souls... What do you think about sharing art and Creative minds? Who is your favorite Writer...?

Thanks Ginny for all the love... & Thanks for stopping by...

Jelveh

Peace

4 comments:

ginny said...

Yes, I agree. Creative minds need to share ideas and projects. Collaborative efforts have produced amazing art. An example is the collaboration between Disney and Dali. I have seen the clip that combines Dali's art and Disney's animation--truly amazing!
http://mag.awn.com/?article_no=1761&type=pageone
As for Will Self not reading the fiction of others, I will say this. He is missing some great work. Too bad. I do hope that he was joking!

Jelveh Designs said...

Ginny, I checked out a few clips of Destino, it is amazing, I have to order the DVD...how cool, I knew this was going to happen, but I forgot about it a long time ago...
yup I hope Will Self was joking too...I think he was and that is why he was laughing at the end...but if he was not, then yes he is missing out on so much...
Jelveh
Peace

ginny said...

Glad you liked the portions of Destino that you were able to view. You will have a wait, however, to purchase the DVD. It is tentatively scheduled for release in November but only time will tell.
I was indeed lucky to see the short clip. As you know, my oldest daughter plays classical French Horn with a wind ensemble. A couple who are patrons of the ensemble had a Fall Season kickoff party for the ensemble. They also collect Dali paintings. I have no idea how they obtained a copy of Destino but that's where I viewed it. They did say it could not be purchased at this time. I will ask them if they have more info.
Ginny

Bosphorus Glass said...

Thank you so much for the eye candy Jelveh!!! Awesome bracelet Ginny!!! I love it!!!