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.
I think we have reached the part of winter where I get antsy. I started beading the pine trees, got done with one and jumped to the door frame. The door needed more outline, it was really bugging me. Made a bare bush out of horsehair and beaded it into place under the pine trees. I found a cool raven bead and had to add that, but she needed to be doing something… dug up this antler looking piece, stained it and beaded it in place. Now, I will go finish that pine tree!
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!
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!!
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.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sailaway from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain