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!
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!!
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.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sailaway from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain