Friday, May 24, 2013

To Model or not to Model? That is the Question....

In the culture I grew up in, involving oneself in spirited theological discussions, and debates was about as common as dog poop on the sidewalks of Paris (and I like Paris). With apologies to my parents, who have invested so much time and effort in me throughout the years, I would like to bring attention to a question of great importance that continues to be debated in the great beading academies around the world...

Do pretty models enhance and elevate, or distract and detract in the photographic presentation of a design? Can a model be so pretty that he or she creates a disconnect with the average man or woman, who may not have the high cheekbones and chiseled abs, but have great personalities?

I have spent many hours quietly contemplating this issue as the battle 2013 fast approaches. The early entries I have received for BOTB13 have been split down the middle. Some of the designs are pictured with models to accentuate scale, while many others do not.  

I have decided this requires much further study.    

What do you think?

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Monday, May 6, 2013


Kinga Nichols, USA "Fishies" Battle Of The Beadsmith 2012

We get closer and closer to the official Bead and Button deadline. As a matter of fact the wonderful Kinga Nichols, who enjoyed an incredible response to her "Fishies" necklace last year, has already submitted her new design for this years competition..... (few more weeks till the big reveal)

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