I have tried a variety of things to reinvigorate my creativity recently. I am teaching photography and image editing to a local woman; I have taken my 5D out on a couple of shoots (only to return it to its bag rather quickly); and I recently started Julia Cameron’s 12-week creativity course with a photographer friend. It was only after taking my glassblowing class last month that I felt something really shift for me. In order to keep the creative momentum going, I signed up for another art class ASAP.
Late last month, I visited Pikake Beads on Ali’i Drive for a beginner jewelry-making class. I love jewelry and was mildly interested in making some even though I thought it just involved stringing together a couple of beads and attaching a pre-made earring hook. Not so.
I spent more than three hours there, first learning basic wire-wrapping techniques from store owner, Jasmin, and then creating one pair of earrings (with Jasmin’s help). Wire wrapping and jewelry design are more difficult than I expected. I’m definitely not a natural, but I like it. So much so that I returned again last week to make a bracelet. I again needed some help from the friendly staff, but I’m loving the experience of creating something with my hands.
What art forms do you enjoy? Any you think I should check out?