Thursday, October 6, 2011

Etsy Beadweaver's October Challenge

Yupp. I did it again and entered another challenge. This month the theme was "Inspired by Picasso".
One of my least favorite painters.

I know, I know. He is great, right?
Well, it just so happens that I have spent about 4 years of my young life stuck in a classroom with a heavily faded horrid reproduction of Guernica.
I know it's supposed to represent the horrors of war, particularly the Spanish Civil War.
My mind understood that, but at the same time, every time I think of Picasso, I think of the feelings that staring at that picture evoke in me. Which were mostly very very dark.
I can't help it. Every time I think of Picasso, to me it's desperation and misery.

So how do I counter balance that, so to speak?
By thinking in abstractions, so to speak.

Let's see.
What does he really represent, what is the first thing that comes to mind if I try to block out Guernica?
Boldness. Brigth colors, right out of the tube. As if he was rushing, and did not have time to mix a pleasing shade, just went for it, and abused that tube of paint.

Here is the outcome.
Not very Picasso. But then again, like I said, I don't care for him....
The voting for this month's challenge will take place at the Etsy Beadweavers' Team blog between the 9th and 15th of October.
Go vote for your favorite if you have a chance:))


  1. Hello dear Kinga,
    Excellent bead art. Picasso's painting was just as unique as your collar is for the competition.
    I personally like it much better than the Picasso painting ,o)
    Best greetings and wishes for you:

  2. Kinga, Your collar is gorgeous and very abstract like Picasso's modern art. I love the bright splashes of color. It is just beautiful, your work amazes me. I wish I could sew beads as well as you!

  3. Gorgeous Collar!, I don't care much for Picasso , but I do like bold and vivid colors, your collar is definitely bold , vivid. Very cool :)

  4. your collar is really gorgeous, I hope this comment goes through, the last three didn't , good luck Kinga

  5. It's a beauty Kinga! And I am glad to see you back in the EBW challenge ring. Hugz!

  6. I don't like Picasso either even though I admit that he was great (so they say).
    Listen to this song ,it might help you to like the Guernica