Friday, July 27, 2012

Stepping outside my comfort zone!

 For the ABS challenges you are supposed to use and "art bead"  and in this last challenge I had not done that, so Tari, kept pushing me and so I searched the internet just to see what new things I could do and come up with wire beads.  This is my first attempt but I know I will get better.  Enjoy. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July Art Bead Scene continued

In addition to the post I all ready made for the July Art Bead Scene challenge, I have added three more bracelets and the piece I originally started before I found out about the bracelets.  My piece has all the colors and was me stepping out of the box and trying my hand at beading, fringe and chain work.  I haven't decided if I am going to make it a necklace or brooch....I may just frame it and put it in my workroom for inspiration. Enjoy mine and all the others at  Art Bead Scene  and see what a creative bunch we are!

Monday, July 9, 2012

July ABS Challenge

July Monthly Challenge

"Two Acrobats with a dog" by Pablo Picasso, 1905
Gouache, 105.5cm x 75cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

About the Art
Our inspiration this month is from Picasso's his Rose Period. The Rose Period signifies the time when the style of Pablo Picasso's painting used cheerful orange and pink colours in contrast to the cool, somber tones of the previous Blue Period. The Rose Period lasted from 1904 to 1906. Harlequins, circus performers and clowns appear frequently in the Rose Period and  will populate Picasso's paintings at various stages through the rest of his long career. The harlequin, a comedic character usually depicted in checkered patterned clothing, became a personal symbol for Picasso..

Our new challenge wasWe have a new spin to our challenge this month.  We'd like encourage you to make a blue bracelet inspired by our challenge piece and consider sending it in to the 7000 Bracelets Project.  Take a moment to read about this program that offers awareness and support for caregivers of children with rare genetic diseases.  I know that many in our community have participated and there have been some wonderful blog hops, but I'd like to rally our readers together to donate at least 200 bracelets this month.  

I decided to make up some quick bracelets with blue and white beads and buttons that I can donate for fun. I love working with buttons!. They are on elastic cord since you never know who will be wearing them. I am still working on more, but I am posting these.

(NOTE: I don't know if anyone else is having problems, but when I post this, all I see are stripes, but if you click on it,it will show the true pic.....)