Sunday, June 26, 2011

June Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge

Ophelia by Odilon Redon

c. 1900-05; Pastel on paper mounted on board, 19 7/8 x 26 1/2 in; The Woodner Collection 

I instantly fell in love with the art piece chosen for the June Art Bead Scene  Monthly Challenge.  It is such a lovely piece.  Very romantic and dreamy.  And I love the wonderful colors.  I saved the picture as my desktop background so that I would be inspired whenever my computer was up.  I had missed the April and May challenges, but I was able to complete the following piece for this months challenge.

The ceramic heart pendant was made by Nancy E. Schindler of The Rabbit Muse and the green lampwork beads were made by Sandi Carrico of Sassy Glass Designs.  As a connector, I cut the corners off of a Vintaj brass blank and stamped the word LOVE.  I added three pearls that I painted with nail polish, in colors that complimented the painting.  The necklace also includes Vintaj brass chain, clasp and findings, green silk sari ribbon and a strip of blue chiffon.





I've had a lot going on the last couple of months and it felt good to be able to complete the necklace before the deadline.  I look forward to seeing the art piece that is chosen for the July monthly challenge.
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Have a great day!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I Heart Macro June 26, 2011

 Trying to find some time to get some creative projects done.  I've been busy with family matters the last couple of months and haven't had that much time for creativity.  Below are pictures of my June ABS Challenge piece.  I hope to have the piece completed and posted by Sunday afternoon.


Please check out all of the wonderful macro/up close photos posted at Lori's website. Join in the fun and add your picture of the week!

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Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Father's Day & I Heart Macro June 19, 2011

These are the original wedding bands purchase by a 20 year old boy and a 19 year old girl.  They had only known each other two months when they said the words "I do". 


30 years, four wonderful children and a beautiful granddaughter later and I wouldn't change a thing.

Happy Father's Day my Love!

Always and forever

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Happy Father's Day!

Polymer Clay Art Bead Give Away

Jeannie (of Jeannie's Blog) is having a wonderful giveaway for her gorgeous polymer clay art beads. Each of the beads are all rolled and sculpted by hand and are about 12mm in size. One lucky winner will get all 72 beads. You better hurry though, as the winner will be posted on Monday, June 20th.
 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I Heart Macro June 12, 2011

This weeks macro shot is of a beautiful, old, blue and white tin that resides in our home.  I love the color and the pattern on the tin.  It reminds me of a set of dishes that my grandmother-in-law had.  I've been thinking about cutting it up for jewelry, but every time I start to, I decide it's just too pretty to cut up.



Please join Lori Plyler of Studio Waterstone and check out all of the "I Heart Macro" slash "I Heart Close Ups: Up Close Photography for Macro Makers and the Camerologically Challenged" entries.  It's great fun, so add your own macro or up close picture while you're there!


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Have a wonderful Sunday!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Macro Monday

I recently stayed at a bed and breakfast and these were growing in most of the trees.  I'm not sure if they are lichens or some sort of moss, but I thought they made a great photo subject.




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Saturday, June 4, 2011

I Heart Macro June 05, 2011

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The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton: Thursday Giveaway...

Andrew Thornton's Thursday Giveaway is a wonderful assortment of ceramic beads from Golem Studio.  Please visit Andrew's blog for more details.
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton: Thursday Giveaway...: "This week, one lucky winner will take home an assortment of ceramic components from Golem Studio ! Golem Studio is a family-owned and operat..."

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