Saturday, January 31, 2009

My December piece


So what does purple have to do with Christmas, you say? It's my sister's favourite colour, and I spent the holiday's at her house in cold & snowy Sault Ste Marie, ON, so I thought that it would be appropriate. My original intent was to use traditional colours, but my muse was just not being cooperative. The small paperclay face was made during a play date with a couple of my friends. Of course, it needed to be used immediately! A shopping trip was in order, and the piece began. The face is encased with a little peyote stitch. I've introduced the stacked stitch, straight out of my copy of Beaded Embellishment (first time doing it, and just love the stitch!). I've included a single star for the top of the tree, but in this case, it's the side of the tree. The windy road of bugles, signifies the route between the two cities (at least that's what my friend thinks). You'll notice that this piece is a lot calmer than the November one. I wonder why?

4 comments:

Robin said...

There's something about using purple for December's piece that VERY much appeals to me! Also I like the face you made and all the texture... I'm still loving the shape as well and keep thinking of things you can make with 12 triangles... Hmmmmm.... Excellent work and thanks so much for posting!

Robin A.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks again, Robin! I know what you mean about the shape. Right now, I have five possible options. The pieces are laid out on the cover of a large, black sketchbook (that has absolutely nothing in it - LOL!). I keep playing and playing and playing.....this is too much fun for words. I think the secret is a good shape. One with enough options to allow you to visualize the end result. I can hardly wait to see what you come up with when you do your triangles. You know you wannnt to! - Anne Marie - Toronto

heidibeads said...

Yes, this one is definitely calmer than the previous month. I'm really glad that you are listening to your muse. I love using stacks, too. Can't wait to see next months!

freebird said...

Your triangles are a really nice way to make a page. Each one is quite interesting.