We keep a copy of the Trollbeads coffee table book in the gallery, and even though I have read through it so many times, I still find inspiration in its pages.
Isn’t this a marvellous quotation by Lisa Aagaard? It offers a tiny glimpse into the depth of her appreciation for her chosen medium of glass. Whatever small understanding I have of the glass of Trollbeads… it must be dwarfed by the massive, masterful comprehension of the Trollbeads designers. Only with a deep vision like this can collection after collection of phenomenal designs be created.
Reading the words over once again, I think that here Lise has elegantly distilled the ongoing appeal of the glass. This is the secret: every time one glances at a favorite glass bead, one savors again the beauty and the detail of the design. The subtle, shifting colours, the way the light seems to glow from within, the magical bubbles floating in the
depths… it all adds up to a delightful experience. Aren’t we lucky, to be able to carry with us such a lovely little moment, to be enjoyed again any time that we choose?
This simple pleasure never fails to delight me…
What truly astonishes me, however, is how much I enjoy other peoples’ bead collections. In other words, I don’t even need to own the bead in order to have that lovely visual experience. It’s a simple, uncomplicated appreciation of something truly lovely. It just makes me happy.
…Happiness on a silver chain… simply unforgettable.