Since we now have nearly 23 hours of daylight I will start a bead art piece using tons of tiny beads! This piece is approximately 9 inches by 12 inches. I spent one day getting the foundation together and drawing the basic outlines. I am using size 11/0, 13/0, 15/0, and the smallest so far are the size 22/0 vintage Italian “greasy” beads used on the birch trees Follow my progress, ask questions, leave remarks… it’s going to take awhile to complete this one. I plan to spend as many days outside enjoying our short summer as I can. I can bead on rainy days.
Getting ready for summer. I will be one of the Artists in Cabin 13 again this summer. This is a small cabin in Pioneer Park, a lovely tourist stop in Fairbanks. The cabin is sponsored by Fairbanks Arts Association, artists bring in their work and man the cabin one day a week. It is a fun way to show/sell your art and meet new people. I will be there on Mondays all this summer, stop in and say “Hello.”
This is a piece I made for a juried show. Found out today that it has been accepted! I can’t wait for First Friday. It should be a great show.
Almost done with the main part, should be done tomorrow. Now to decide on my edging.
This is 3 hours of beading. I put down 3 beads at a time, go back through those beads, then lay a stitch between every-other bead to keep them in place. After I have finished a complete row around I go through each bead again.
Three new bead art pieces for my next show!
Au; The Northern Element
This is a multimedia invitational art exhibit . Curated by Elizabeth Eero-Irving.
First Friday at the 31st Annual 64th Parallel Exibition
The guest juror this year was Jovencio de la Paz. He gave a very interesting lecture Monday night, after a long day in the Bear Gallery. Fairbanks area artist submitted over 200 entries. I think we wowed him Fairbanks! I don’t know how he narrowed it down to 64 pieces for the show. I am surprised and honored to have two of my Bead Art pieces chosen for the show.
Here are some of the accepted art works from the show. We had a fun evening seeing great friends, other artists and supporters of the arts! Thank you Fairbanks Arts Association .