Saturday, April 19, 2008

March BJP and The Blue Marble!

Well, no one guessed what April's form was gonna be, so I'll tell you! It's The Blue Marble pic that NASA took that you can see here. I decided for April, there's really no special holiday, but there is EARTH DAY!!! So what I'm going to do is start beading on my already painted "blue marble", but not be realistic about it. I'm going to meditate as I bead, & pray for our planet as I work. It will be interesting to see what comes out of it! And me!
But for March...I'm DONE! Woo hoo! There were a HECK of alot of beads on this one! I wanted to give it the feel of looking into one of those fancy eggs that have scenes inside them. And I wanted to honor the changing of the season from the snowy winter with it's bare branches, into the colorful freshness of spring flowers. Here's a couple views:

And for those of you who think all I do is below! :)


KV said...

This is splendid, CC!

Kathy V in NM

GraceBeading said...

Beautiful work!

CC said...

Hey! How do you guys know I posted so fast?? There must be a trick or something! Wow! LMK if there's something I don't know about seeing when people post! THX! And thanks for the nice comments!
Warmest aloha,

Hélène H said...

Wow, very impressive !

It seems to me you have made a lot of progress in your art since you opened your Etsy shop.

heidibeads said...

CC - my favorite flowers - daffs. They are beautiful. Heidibeads

KrispiS said...

CC-- this is so sweet! Really beautiful, and carefully executed! FABULOUS!

CC said...

Thanks Helene, Heidibeads & Krispis! I was surprised at how heavy this one got at the end with all the beads! My "Blue Marble" is smaller. I think I'm learning! ;)
Helene, I think this group has inspired me to be better, but I also think that by using Sherry Serafini's "Backstitch 2" in the book "The Art of Bead Embroidery", my work has really gotten more accurate. But I've learned so much since joining BJP!!!
Warmest aloha,

freebird said...

I love it. All those beads together are wonderful and sparkly.

CC said...

Thanks freebird! You're so sweet!

Robin said...

I totally LOVE your idea for April and can't wait to see it. March turned out beautifully. Yeah, lots of beads, heavy... but so fabulous how you captured the sense of those fancy eggs. Love it!

Robin A.

Elizabeth Parsons said...

Hey CC! thanks for stopping by to say 'hello'! You beading work is very nice! Are you moving? (You said you wanted to capture the beauty in watercolor before you left).
take care!