Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
This is the finished look of the Dahlia necklace that I posted earlier this year. This ties in the back, with 15os used for the ends, along with Swarovski pearls to embellish them.
This is my Anemone Necklace and is the first bit of bead embroidery on leather that I have tried. The button closure is an enamel button given to me by Laura McCabe.
I will be taking a slight departure from stitching with seed beads, to devote more time in the studio to develop a new body of mixed media artwork. I want to get enough pieces done so that I can apply for a one person show of my work. So, please stop by often to see the progress being made on this new body of work.
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Monday, May 01, 2006
Here I am with my sister, Sue, working on our first altered books. We both had a great weekend together, trying new techniques on each section of pages.
My book, at the bottom, had a window cut out of it and then black acrylic paint applied to the cover and spine.
Here is a gel medium transfer of a hummingbird. I love the soft, almost ethereal look to it. You can also see the test through the transfer, adding more depth to the page, along with little brads for texture.
I also began an altered book from a child's board book. I really like the sturdiness to it and plan to use the rubber stamp to the right as a background on a couple of the pages.
Please visit often to see additional pages in both of these books.