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Monday, November 16, 2009

I participated in the Etsymetal Project Runway Challenge as a guest and they invited me to join in on the interviewing also. All of the questions do not apply to me since I only did one challenge, but here they are.

1-How has this experience enhanced the way you create?This experience has given me a new direction in my creating process. I am very inspired and excited to see where my designing takes me. In the past I mostly created from my own drawings that I created mostly from images in my mind. I love to draw and watercolor. I usually see where a watercolor takes me and then find the one that could be transformed into a silver piece. I will now expand my creating process to search out inspiration from Art and Architecture and other specific things. I am quite excited about this new outlook to my designing process.
2-What have you gained from participating in the EMJC’s?
I have a new desire to research Art and Architecture to be inspired by. I was also very inspired by everyone else's beautiful creations. I am amazed by all of the talent.
3-What was your most favorite piece you made and why?
I only made one piece for this challenge, but I am inspired by everyone else's creations and wished I had joined in earlier.
4-What was the hardest challenge for you and why?
The challenge I entered was the last one. It was very challenging for me to find a piece of Artwork in a limited amount of time to interpret. I could have spent hours looking through the entire Getty Museum website. Once I found the photograph I wanted to interpret, it was very hard to interpret it and be able to express the beauty of photograph into metal. I kept changing the lines of the flower to try to match the photograph.
5-Will we see you again next season? I look forward in joining in next season!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Project Runway Challenge

This week I really wanted to join in with EMPRC (Etsymetal Project Runway Challenge) since this was the last one (and I LOVE Project Runway). I am joining in as a guest.
I sifted through the thousands of beautiful images of Art on the Getty Museum website last night. And I found many that I was inspired by. I picked three to look at in the morning and decide which one to go with. This morning after I dropped my daughter off at school, I dove in to decide which one to use. Then I sketched and made my piece. I had two hours. It took me three.
I was inspired by this photograph of the Lily. It is a photograph by Tina Modotti, Italian, Mexico, 1925, Platinum Print, 9 1/2 x 6 11/16 inch. It is beautifully simple. I love flowers and seemed like a beautiful flower to try to interpret. It was harder than I thought, but it turned out nice.
Thank you Etsymetal for allowing guests to participate!
Here is the link to their blog
And the link to the Getty Museum to be inspired by all the beautiful and amazing Art. You could get lost for hours!
Thank you for looking! Kathryn

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