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!
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!
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?
I have managed to fill-in most of the lower grassy area and added a cute little garden. Will be working on the sky behind the lower level trees next. Then I will be able to add branches and leaves to the trees and bushes.