"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blue Midnight

I painted this in my watercolor group tonight.

Postcard from Darlene!

I received this fabulous postcard from Darlene.
This is the last card from the Kindred Spirits Postcard Exchange.
I was the lucky recipient of cards for the month of July!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Postcard for Les

I sent this postcard to Lesley Dupont of Harmony Lane.  The fan is made from a CD cut in half, embossed and painted.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Kindred Spirits Postcard Swap - September

I made this postcard for Alexa Noble who is the
September recipient of postcards for the
Kindred Spirits Postcard Exchange.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Cover Necklace

This is my version of the necklace on the cover of Beadwork's October/November issue.
I made my version using 7 briolettes instead of the nine used in the original pattern.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I received a postcard - and more - from Les!

First she sent me this catly postcard.  She knows what I love!  Don't you love all of the little touches she added to this?

She also sent me this ATC card.  It doesn't photograph nearly as beautiful as it looks in person.  The colors and rich and beautiful and she used a stained glass technique to create it.  Stained glass is something I love!

Thanks so much, Les!  Love both of the cards!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The need to bead

I can't believe this year is the 25th anniversary of the film, Top Gun!  The line from that film that sticks with me is, "I feel the need...the need for speed."

After spending day after day packing and trying to make decisions what to keep and what to pitch, my brain went into overdrive and I needed to take a break.  Then the October/November issue of Beadwork magazine arrived, and I FELT THE NEED TO BEAD!

I fell in love with the necklace on the cover.  But unfortunately, I didn't have all of the necessary beads to make it; so I did some practice working on the necklace strands and came up with this:

You'll have to click on the image to enlarge it and see the detail to see what's going on here.  The strands were made with the new tila beads that are so popular at the moment.  This necklace lies nice and flat on the neck.

Now I'm eager to make the original necklace; so I guess it's back to packing until I need another break.