Sky and clouds are done! Working on the second layer of pine trees, and the bush. Birch trees are next. Using size 15/0 for the pine trees, a mix of 15/0, 16/0 and 18/0s for the bush. I will probably use 20/0 for the birch leaves.
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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 IContinue reading “The Cabin”
Bead update: We have a Garden!
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.
Summer Days in Alaska
It has been 10 days since my last post. Our summers are short, but oh so busy in Alaska! Gardening, yard work, fishing, ball games…. so much to do. With all the fun things I get to do I have not been spending as much time on my beading. I got the water area completed,Continue reading “Summer Days in Alaska”
Cabin in the Wilderness
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 farContinue reading “Cabin in the Wilderness”
I love the feel of Ndebele chain. I won’t be doing it for a while after making 26 inches of it with size 11/0 seed beads… in white. She is kinda cute tho. She needs a name, ideas welcomed.
“Owls on the Tundra”
My latest bead art piece. This measures approximately 4.5 inches in diameter. I am having fun with this smaller size and all of the new Alaska animals I have gathered to play with.
Follow Along Day 6
Follow Along Day 3
I am using a mix of bead sizes in this piece, so placement is a little more time consuming than usual. but I love to use my tiny 22/0 beads.
I have been beading busy! Yes, beading busy. I have a new show in Feb. just set up for that today. Will get pics up soon. I also have 1 piece in an invitational show, and I am working on 4 pieces for a show in March. Whew. I think now is a good timeContinue reading “Follow Along”
Long Days Short Nights
Just a few pictures that I took at midnight 6-16-16. One end of my road had the setting sun and the other end of the road had the nearly full moon. Love Alaska!
First Friday Show
I think I am ready. First Friday 05-06-16 I am honored to be the “Guest Artist” at Dianne Renee Shilling Studio and Gallery for May. I have made several new pieces for this show. Please stop by to view my Bead Art along with Dianne’s beautiful Paintings and Wood Carvings. Dianne’s Studio is locatedContinue reading “First Friday Show”