Sunday, February 27, 2005
Here is the back where I chose to backstitch a triskelion.
It has three spheres which symbolize land, sea and water.
Three aspects contained in all things or objects, which in
turn are everflowing outward and always returning to the point of
origin. Natural coral 4mm rounds and 11 seeds are being
I have returned from the show! We had a very nice time with all of the artists and attendees. I worked on Fall encasing her face in tubular peyote and started embellishing the body. I am still not sure if this doll is male of female. It has not hit me, usually does by now.
Thursday, February 24, 2005
I am finally going to start working on my bendhi season series again. Two of the faces came from Celti on BeadArt and the other two are the negatives of the ones she created that I made. Aren't they different with the two having a reverse image and then the inverted ones. I am starting again with the Fall, for I really enjoy working with earthtones.
My good friend has breast cancer and I am creating a comforting doll for her. She was just diagnosed last week and has started her treatments. The *true* symbolizes her inner power. I pray all will be okay...She has been a very important part of my life for 10 years. She is counting on her art to pull her through the ups and downs for the next 8 months of doctors and hospitals.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Don't they make a pair!!! They took along time to complete, oh my goodness. These were a round robin that me and my Kentucky friend tossed back and forth for quite sometime. For those not familiar with a RR, what happens is the participants take turns working on the doll and then pass them to the next person. Well, we did it amongst the 2 of us, it was great fun...shorter wait sometimes, lol...sorry my friend
Monday, February 21, 2005
Another finished small Mermaid using antique pearl sequins and abalone fish scales on her tale. Her name is Thetis Silver Foot, the Mother of Achilles. Of course tons of detail lost in the scan...She came together so beautifully, I am extremely happy with the play of materials.
A 2-1/2" doll completed, her theme is growth/renewal. I am not happy with my scanner and 3 dimensional work. The tear drop beads on her head are so crystal clear and so many other beads that I add to her for texture/light effect are lost in the scan. The face did not turn out too horribly...
Sunday, February 20, 2005
Here are the brooches I have been working on along with the 2 shapes that are up soon. The Illuminated medieval style S is of course for *Me*. More of the postage stamp shape ones will be made up first before the mermaid and goddess shapes.