New bead project

After looking at this bead art for 2 weeks I am certain that it is finished!  Framing bead embroidery is a challenge.  Shadow boxes are nice, but seem to hide the work.  I like the open frame on bead embroidery but, worry about dust, hair , and other environmental problems.  

I have started my newest project, it is for a juried show in March.  I hope to have it done in a few weeks.  Here is sneak peek of it.

I am doing research on a project I have lined up… it involves palm trees.  I have no first hand experience with palm trees, but looking at all of the internet images is fun while I sit here looking out my front window.  30 below, snow and no palm trees!

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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!

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

I am still working on the cabin.  I am anxious to get the flat sections finished and get started on the layered areas.  The bushes, flowers and tree branches will be a second layer and the tree leaves will be added on last.  Lots to do.

Once I get finished with the green ares I will begin working on the mountains.  Some of these will be snow covered, so i will be getting out the numerous shades of white and playing with those.  It takes me awhile to decide what snow really looks like, I have heard that there are 100’s of Native Alaskan words for different types of snow… maybe that is why it is so hard for me?