I think I am finished…

I got a lot done over the last few days, finished the pines and added branches to the other trees.  Filled in the edges and put some little touches here and there. I will sit it aside to make sure I am done while I decide on what type of beads to use for the edging.

I was a beautiful day, sunny and about 18 degrees above 0!  Took a short walk while the sun was up.

 

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Bead embroidery update

Happy New Year!  I have been working on the night sky of my new beadwork.  I am almost done with the sky section and making my plans for the trees. I will be adding a layer to the trunks and sewing in the branches. The layered work is tricky, a lot of it is done one bead at a time. I think I will start with the pines on the left using a bead mix of dark greens in size 15/0.  I have plenty of inspiration right out my window!

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