35 degrees

We have been having an odd winter in North Pole.  Last night it was 35 degrees above zero, and raining.  Yep, raining.  The weather man says it will be above zero for the next week.  This makes for poor road conditions but saves on the heating bill.

I like that I can hide inside and work on my art.  I have finished most of the snow on this piece and added a layer to a few of the tree trunks.  Next I will start on the sky, glad to start working with other colors!

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Back to beading

The head swelling has abated. After having two pieces accepted in 64th Parallel, getting Honorable Mention for one of them, finding out that one of them was purchased and getting ready for my Artist of the Month show, I can now settle back into a routine of beading.

I finally got around to making a beaded piece using 13/0 beads for a small journal.  I had a kit and wanted to put beads on it. I also stamped a design around the edges and learned to use a gold infused wax to color the design.  I think it turned out cute.

 

 

Now I am going to start another cabin.  It took me all afternoon and four tries to get one I like. Drawing is not my strong point.

I have eight shades of brown in the bead mix I will be using on the logs,   This will be  in size 11/0 mostly, the layering will be done with 15/0 and 22/0. I will update as it progresses. Lets get started!!

A Night of Surprise!

Tonight was the First Friday opening for the 64th Parallel Juried Exhibition. The show Juror, Emily Nachison had her work cut out for her. There were over 200 entries, only 64 are chosen for the show!

I was pleased to find out that two of my pieces had been selected for the show.

“Gold Dredge” and “Summer at the Cabin”

I was very surprised tonight when I found out that “Summer at the Cabin” received Honorable Mention!  What a great night.

“Summer at the Cabin”
“Gold Dredge”
64 Parallel 2017

The Cabin is ready!

What a great summer project, I am pretty happy with this one. This is one of the larger pieces I have done, 13 in. x 9 in.  I will be entering this in a juried show at the end of this month.  I will update on how I do.

The Cabin