As an artist do you ever ponder working with the color red? I ask this due to past experiences with the hue. For many years this color has plagued me when I tried to assemble jewelry, draw, or craft. Paintings would not come together as if I were fighting a bull in the ring. I could feel anger and almost panic as I tried to stay calm. Beads would fall off and not string with ease. If you commissioned me to do red, I would run!
This year has been a different event, however. I ask myself what changed and why. After a sudden move from my place of residence, I have been temporarily living with the gasp-a red wall! I have to admit that it looks great in the video and can see contrasting artwork hanging on it in my mind, but I secretly worry still that it annoys people when I am in video meetings.
Maybe I have come to an agreement with red, which I am glad about. The first thing that comes is of course the parting of the red sea and what that symbolized. Divide. Forgiveness, yet strength in the power of blood. Parting to bring others to safety. It can irritate you, or not. It is used in so much fashion and apparel, representative of love or anger, as seen in the great sport of bullfighting. Lady in Red. And on and on.
So that brings me to the pleasant conclusion of how I have been a friend to “Red” lately and have been successful in the assembly of many new pieces of McGlamorous jewelry. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, what better timing than so to work on producing beautiful pieces made with love.
Some new pieces include large hearts, teddy bears, white hearts, as well as hearts in other colors, kitty cats, and more. Even a sweet new unicorn graces the floor.
Jewelry is such a great trinket of love and that is why I enjoy making it. Each piece stands for a story that can be shared and passed along for years to come. I’m glad working in red can help bring this joy to everyone that experiences it.