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.