It’s All a Mystery!

Sometimes, it’s all a mystery why I do what I do? I make beading plans, but then get busy with other projects. Let’s start talking about it! I spotted a glass bottle, that I had saved because I liked the shape. Next, I decided that it should be covered in fabric. So, it’s all a mystery, why this project started the ideas flowing? But what about beads? First, patch the bottle with scraps of cotton quilt batting. Use both straight and running stitches. Then, cover with both fabrics, and text, using the same stitches. Fabric cover finished, then the next …

Random Thoughts and Activities!

Random thoughts and activities are the story of my life! My wild and crazy notions, call for immediate attention! The second in my Paper Stitch Meditation series. I use my version of the Momigami technique, then embellish with simple hand embroidery stitches. My random thoughts and activities, then led me back to wooden beads. This week, I decorated them with Neurographic Line Drawings (NLD). Last week was decoupage! The NLD was a little challenging, as the pen wanted to slide a bit, and my hand wasn’t quite steady. Early morning would have been better, but I decided to start them …

Playing with Possibilities!

Playing with possibilities, is my favourite way of working, but is it the only way? I don’t care, because I think that it’s fun! The secret to creativity, is a combination of both play, and hard work. It’s no secret that I like to play, and I’m not afraid of hard work! So, here’s how I’ve been playing with possibilities this week. My Free Form Peyote “Dancing” piece, is thoughtful, absorbing, addicting, flexible, never ending, feels good in my hands, but also carries a message. It’s my visual journal of our life, during this pandemic. It illustrates many of the …

Stitching and Straying!

Stitching and straying is a pretty funny title for a blog post, but is it? My creative spurts seem to be going in many different directions, so is it any wonder that I’m straying from the beading path? I guess that I should show you the only beading that I’ve been working on, my “Dancing” pandemic piece. As I’ve mentioned before, this piece came to me in a dream, has no end date, yet doesn’t know what it wants to be when it grows up. But it is a welcome distraction, uses up stash, and definitely serves to keep me …