~Clyde Aspevig, painter
A month ago Erin one of our famous leaders, put out a challenge to create a piece with music as our inspiration. Of course I jumped on the bandwagon and off we went. My problem is that I like a lot of different genres of music. A lot depends upon the type of mood I am in and if I want to rest or be energized.
So I sat and went through my music...most of them had words even though usually I am only listening to the music...Anyway....being a 60's child and had marched to different drum...I noticed that I did have a love for very melodramatic music. I was a horror buff, LOVED Dark Shadows, and just really liked music that was uplifting.
Hence, in my minds eye I could see storm clouds, angry waves, huge white caps, strong winds, waves crashing on the rocks, lighthouses, and well, you get the picture. So I started looking for music to fit this... Of course during that time my necklace was also coming together in my mind, though I knew what I wanted to create would be impossible because they don't make beads like that.
To make a long story short... I created a necklace to relate to my vision of a stormy sea with a light house. The design underwent several changes and updates and even at the end I kept thinking more, more, more!!!! I have included a link to the main themes music I was listening too as I put my necklace together. It is from a game my son was playing called Anno 2070. Haven't any idea what the game is about, but I loved the music. I also included a link to the song, The Lighthouse sung by John Starnes, written by Rob Madden. This song has a special place in my heart because it was favorite at my church in Orlando that was sung by Craig Stamper, our music director. He was killed Sept 12, 2001. He was driving his wife to be with her dad during his surgery in Georgia because she couldn't fly because of Sept 11. It was raining and he hydroplaned crossing over the median and into the path of a semi. He was killed almost instantly, his wife was seriously injured but lived.
So there you have it. My music and now my creation
Close up showing the twisted wire waves, the black and white beads represent the rocks, sand and how they are all mixed together during a storm.
In this picture there are beads that are have "waves" coming out of them, the small beads between the "waves" are white and represent the white caps.
In this shot, the rolled paper beads are pictures of a light house. It is hard to see, but it has a storm brewing around it also.
So there you have it. The lighthouse paper beads were made by Janie Ames at Beads by Janie., The oblong rolled paper beads that I used in between a lot of the beads were made by Cheryl Tippett at Beads By Cheryl. The other beads and the ribbon I purchased at JoAnns at one time or the other and were sitting in my stash.
This was an interesting challenge for me and made me really step out of my box.
Thank you for taking this journey with me. For more musical journeys, hop on over to Erin's Link