Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Here is my little March girl - Lorelei loves pink and florals. See all of her with her friends on my blogspot.
Stratford, New Zealand
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I have finished January page,
This one is about my DH, originating from Brest, he is also a fan of motorcycles, and likes a lot comic strips. Do you know Gaston Lagaffe? It's a famous 'bande dessinée in France and Belgium, if you know it, perhaps you recognize 'la mouette rieuse' , the laughing gull !
Sunday, April 19, 2009
In Japan it’s commonly known as ume blossoms and often mentioned in Japanese poetry as a symbol of spring. When used in haiku or renga, they are a kigo or season word for early spring.
I’ve made my plum blossoms with polymer clay (fimo soft) and embroidery them over felt and rayon.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I greet you all by saying: Yippee!,
for March I made a springtime hippie.
With various leaves and beady flowers
I spent some most relaxing hours.
MARCIA seems very pleased
that finally she's been released.
This Journal Darling Doll is, wig and all, dedicated to brave and inspiring Pam T.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Visual Journaling with Beads, Fibers, Threads and Fabric
View over 200 beaded journal pieces by 42 artists participating in the 2007-08 Bead Journal Project! Compelling and inspirational, this unique beadwork tells stories, reveals emotions and follows important events in the lives of the artists who create a visual journal each month during the year-long project. In this presentation, you will see how the first year of the BJP developed into quite an amazing body of art!
I also posted a progress report for my April BJP, which has some BIG challenges for me!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Just to let you know, although none of my pages are finished... I am still in !
Last year, I could not stand the idea of leaving a page unfininished even for one month. This year I have er... reconsidered. I find this very interesting and have plenty of food for thought.
I wish lots a creativity and happinness to all of you.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
and here is a little teaser for you to see.
January and March are coming along
with netballs, leis, Mickey Mouse ears they'll be
Finished in time for April to close
With travel, Easter, weddings and birthdays
Being events that are coming so inspiration flows.
Into little men, goddesses and muses for 2010.
Diane Lithgow, New Zealand
My April piece is finished. It is called April Showers. I fused fabric to background and beaded with seed beads and sequins. I used embroidery for flowers in the grass. One of my co-workers gave me the fabric and it reminds me of Holly Hobbie from years ago. My May piece is called May Flowers. These have really been fun to do.
The latest addition to my triangle pool is March. It's all about friends....new friends and old friends....
It started with another serendipity moment. I purchased a couple of books from my new friend, Robin and then started experimenting with a couple of her stitch combinations. Of course, I liked them so much, that I decided to use them on my March piece. Isn't it lucky that I actually stitched them on a triangle? Okay, that started me on a search for complimentary embellishments. I found a bag of shells from my friend Wendy, some purple pearls for my older sister (it's her favourite colour), green beads for my younger one and the face from a play date with Cheryl & Deb. I grew up in Vancouver, B.C. and I love everything about the ocean. Granted, the shells would be different, but the feeling is exactly the same. I remember the sound of the waves, the smell of the sea, childhood memories, seaside adventures and the total feeling of calm that washes over me as I gaze out over my oldest friend.
the picture is on my blog http://didi-beadwork.blogspot.com/
I am quite pleased with how these two have turned out and hope to post the february photos later this week.
Diane, New Zealand
Friday, April 3, 2009
When Michelle asked me to write an article, I jumped at the chance. My only regret was that I couldn't use everyone's work... She asked me to choose from a variety of themes. What a whirl... All the work is so fabulous... so I sort of did a "pin the tail on the donkey" kind of thing... spun around and pointed...