We have been having an odd winter in North Pole. Last night it was 35 degrees above zero, and raining. Yep, raining. The weather man says it will be above zero for the next week. This makes for poor road conditions but saves on the heating bill.
I like that I can hide inside and work on my art. I have finished most of the snow on this piece and added a layer to a few of the tree trunks. Next I will start on the sky, glad to start working with other colors!
Shipwreck Beads had a great sale. This means I am almost ready for winter beading. I know I will buy more beads before our long Alaskan winter is over but, this is a good start.
The 64th Parallel Exhibition is this month. It is going to be juried by Jovencio de la Paz. I heard that there are over 200 entries this year. He must chose only 64 for the show! I have four entries this year, hope to find out that at least one has made it in sometime tomorrow. I will get pictures of my entries soon.
This is a new piece. It is made of salmon skin, fox fur and porcupine quills. Trimmed with freshwater pearls and seed beads. I submitted it for entry into “Patterns of Influence” a juried art show. I found out today that it has been accepted ! I will have to wait until Friday evening to find out how or if it placed.
I started this piece a few days ago. Spent hours searching my stash for just the right pieces. Then I went thru the seed beads to get the perfect mix of colors to use. Got out my heavy felt and aida cloth and began placement of the main pieces. This is where I always need to walk away, come back, rearrange, go get more seed beads…. takes longer than it should. I am happy with this and I think it will be a nice piece. I will post more as I progress.
“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