Friday, March 22, 2013

Well, I'm getting pretty it is almost time for the first reveal in the7th Annual Bead Soup Party Blog Hop! :) which takes place on 3/30/13...even though I won't be participating until the 2nd reveal on 4/6/13, I can hardly wait to see some of the creations that are being designed by my fellow participants...!
I just LOVE a good challenge! ...and enjoyed working with the beautiful beads that my partner, Cindy, from Kentucky, sent to me...stay tuned to see what some of the 500 participants made with their beads!

Friday, March 1, 2013

The composer that I chose to listen to for the  
2nd Annual Challenge of Music Blog Hop is: Ralph Vaughan Williams. 
One of the pieces that he composed  was                
"A Pastoral Symphony (No. 3) Oboe Concerto; Molto moderato";
with The London Symphony Orchestra 
(Bryden Thomson, conductor) which was recorded in St. Jude's Church, London, 11 27th & 28th, 1987 and on 4-15, 1988. 
This is the one that I chose as my inspiration for the necklace and earrings that I designed. About 5 minutes into the CD the music changes quite dramatically and this is what I focused on...
I heard bold, bright notes and dark, irregular ones and that is why I chose to use black meteorite nuggets with the contrast of bright copper rolo chain; the MOP daggers, in teal and cream represent the abrupt changes from one section of the music to the next which seem to me, as I listened, to 'tear at the fabric' of notes.

Here is the finished piece.

After I purchased this CD, I and my beading friend both listened to it and I found it most interesting that we both 'saw' the music in such different ways! :) Be sure to take a look at Carolyn's Creations blog to see the difference...!
Here is the link to go to hear the music that inspired the creation for what I made.

....and if you'd like to see other inspired creators finished pieces, here is a link that will point you in the right direction! :)