Monday, August 25, 2008

Greetings from Down Under Diane

Hi I am Diane and currently working full-time as PA to the Principal of a secondary school, building a new house on my back lawn (prior to subdividing) and wondering what size I am going to make my pages. I live in Stratford, New Zealand which is a rural town on the West Coast of the North Island. I have been beading since 1991, when I made my first beaded tassel with a courturier and passementerie designer in Melbourne, Australia.
Faces will be a feature with my pieces I am certain as I recently purchaed 10 tiny face beads and I have been looking at faces and goddesses which are on my blog didi-beadwork.blogspot.com
Inspiration has come for the first one with a painting by NZ Artist Frances Hodgkins and the wonderful watercolour effects she obtained nearly 100 years ago with her work. Keeping an art journal as part of this process will be fun and something I have taken to in the last couple of years.

5 comments:

a2susan said...

Hi, Diane and Welcome to the BJP. You may want to edit your post so that your blog address is not an email address...I think working with faces will be very interesting. Yours, Susan

KV said...

Welcome, Diane -- New Zealand is a place I have always wanted to visit! Looking forward to seeing your bead art.


Kathy V in NM

Diane Lithgow said...

Thank you Susan. I am new to this blog thing and don't always get the thing correct when I tell people as well.
Diane

freebird said...

In case she doesn't get it corrected right away, just highlight her blog name, copy, and paste into the address bar of a new window. Hit return and you'll be there.

Good luck.

jacquie said...

Hi Dianne, I have relatives and friends in Rotorua, and Motueka NZ, I've never been there, but want to so bad! I'm a newbie, just wanted to say Hey!
jacquie C.