My journey through the World...of Beading... Art...Life!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
As I said, I would probably not be posting every day right now because of the holidays. Well, this is part of what I have been doing the past few days...
We don't have a Christmas tree anymore. It's just too much heavy work, and both my husband & I have back issues, so we can't handle lifting and all the bending with hanging ornaments all over the tree.
We used to have a huge tree with many ornaments & it's a bit weird not to have that any more...weird for about a couple days & then..."WHEW! I don't have take anything down on New Year's Day!!"
Anyway...we have lots of holiday decorations still and that is what I have been busy putting all over the house...
Ok, so Thanksgiving 2009 is now a memory and we are all eating turkey leftovers...still!
Sorry I haven't posted in a few days, but we have been busy with the holiday weekend and with getting things out to decorate for Christmas. So, I haven't had time to bead :-(
and I haven't had time to take new pictures to post either! I will show you what happened after I did the two shadow boxes with the Diane Fitzgerald inspired flowers.
I was so involved in making the flowers, they began to "grow" (sorry, couldn't help the pun)! Each flower had a newer look, more beads, different types of looks, more embellishment to the center and to the outer areas... One had wire leaves, another had pistil and stamen, all very unique...and I was having a Ball! Oh, by the way, I decided to make them into separate flower pins.
And, so, the idea of any beading on fabric has taken a back seat for a couple years while I pursued my passion in flowers (Oh, I did it again...sorry!).
Now I feel ready to begin beading in a new light. I love the idea of texture on fabric and the movement that various stitches with beads can create. After the Christmas rush is over, and I can sit down, listening to "Chestnut roasting on an open fire"... I will start working some of those stitches in my practices for the January Bead Journal.
I cannot promise I will blog every day right now, with the Christmas decorating and such, but I will try!
I'm married, living in Arizona, and have loved all facets of art since I was a very small child. I have studied various types of Art
including painting, drawing and clay sculpture. I was encouraged to try beading
from a artist-friend in 2000, and have never looked back!
In 2010 I decided to finally try beading on fabric, so I joined the BJP 2010. Happily, I am learning and enjoying so much more that I expected, thank you Robin Atkins!