I don't really like working on art with an assigned theme. I find it stressful, especially because it usually implies a specific exhibit with a specific deadline. And yet, something really good always comes from the challenge. Right now, our ORA members are working with the self-inflicted theme of "Light," which seemed a logical choice, since that's what our name means, and because the exhibit will be in a glass gallery. But then I got to thinking I should do something with an actual light source shining through the beadwork. Of course this leads to all sorts of challenges, and surprises too. Of course, in the end, it's going to be a gorgeous project, and I'll be really proud of it, but during the process I feel stressed and nervous.
I know that some people enjoy that nervous feeling, stepping out of the comfort zone. But personally, it makes me want chocolate. A lot of chocolate. Hmmmmm... now THAT would be an interesting theme.....
Our exhibit "Light" will be held at:
Elements Glass Studio/Gallery/School
1979 NW Vaughn St.
Portland, OR 97209
It will open with a First-Thursday reception on March 4, 2010. Music, food, wine, artists. The whole nine yards. Yikes! I hope there will be chocolate....
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