Thursday, March 11, 2010

Enter Art Bead Scene's Monthly Challenge

Almond Branch by Vincent Van Gogh

Every month Art Bead Scene has a monthly challenge. A piece of artwork is provided as "inspiration." You create a beautiful piece using an Art Bead. This challenge is not just for jewelry maker. You can participate if you are a collage artist, fiber artist, creative type of person using different mediums to express yourself, just include an art bead.
ABS has great sponsors every month. For those who enter winners are randomly picked to win prizes our sponsors donate. How cool is that? You could win a prize just doing what you do being creative!
This is a branch from my Flora&Fauna Collection. It would look fantastic incorporated into something wonderful...necklace, collage, painting or felted object. Imagination and creativity are a wonderful thing.

Heather from Humblebeads creates these beautiful Lentil beads that reflect the color of the paintings background and movement of the branches.

Cindy Gimbrone makes these wonderful glass links in her torch. The color of the links represent the dark and light colors of the Almond Blossoms.

Jennifer of Jangles creates her new Flowers with Vine and Leaves which would represent flower and leaves in the painting.

Lynn Davis of Expedition D creates these lovely vintage inspired pendants, charms and findings. She has flower imagery in this piece that reflects the flowers in the painting.

Lorelei Eurto created this beautiful necklace with all the elements of the painting represented. Pink buds on the green ribbon, more green of the leaves represented in the glass links, the brown colors of the branches is in the bronze chain, and beads.
Lorelei's Post about this months challenge.

Your interpretation of the inspirational painting is just that, your interpretation. Take your inspiration from any or all elements. Then create, create, create. 
Who knows you could win a prize or better yet be the featured designer on a Monday!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Studio Saturday at Artbeadscene

Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you'll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
This weeks winner is Cindy Dolezal.
You have won a pair of Toad Stool charms from the studio of Jennifer Heynen
Send Jennifer an e-mail with your address and she will get it right out to you.

This week we visit the studio of Tari Sasser at Creative Impressions In Clay.
Well it used to look like a studio. Now it could be declared a disaster area. 

I can get to my desk and my computer. There is a path, sorta. Yes, it's embarassing but I have to take on the attitude of my coffee mug above so I can get done what little is possible, when you have a mess like this. Blinders are on until you have time to deal with it.
The culprit for the standstill is the blue shelf on the left. I measured the shelf and the space and it still won't fit. I guess it helps if you measure the correct spot the includes the countertop. I am determined it will fit. You can see I took a hammer to it but the front lip still won't it fit. I am determined, I will win. The photo on the right is where my little photo booth lives. Now there is loads of stuff piled on it.

I had intended to show a new design today but, I can't find it. Wonder why?

The left side and right side of the studio with a path. You can't move forward till one thing is moved so the next item can be moved and so on. The first thing to be moved it the shelf and it's stuck. I have been living like this for about a month. The good thing or bad (whichever way you look at it) I don't have a lot of orders currently. The time is now available, until the next child needs something and I have to stop. Working at home is both a blessing and a curse. They all think because you are home you are available all the time.
My actual working space where I glaze has shrank significantly. It's the shift and the shuffle when you are working to complete a project.
Piles and stacks are everywhere. I think it's time to ditch the old computer so I can use the space. 
Hope no one tries to fax, it's buried in the corner.
Now that I've aired my dirty, I should probably try to start moving, condensing, rearranging and cleaning my studio. 
Give us dirty laundry, sing it Don!
When I am finished, I am going to have a studio sale. 

My question this week is:
How bad is your clutter? Or working space.
Leave a comment at Art Bead Scenes blog and you could win the 4 buttons pictured. Because I could find them!