People occasionally ask me where I get my inspiration I’m initially always inspired by thoughts about a specific color or a unique palette; Dana Sitarzewski said.
To my brain, the shapes and patterns are mainly a place to hang the colors. In beading as well, I am literally driven by a vision of color. I mean color perception is in the behavioral driver’s seat.
The inspiration for this week’s roses was a recent episode of “Outlander”: Claire’s intensely rosy/geranium/red dress which she wore to a decadent 18th Century royal bacchanal. I was fixated on how I could render that sexy velvety red in a rose. It made such a potent statement! I wanted to produce a really vital and feminine form of rose red.