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Monday, March 21, 2011

March's Madness

My garden explodes about the second week of March, which is madness because it will still frost once or twice after that.  Thus the title, March's Madness.  I had fun with this one.  My husband questioned me about doing this bead journal, why spend the time to create something that is not useful for anything.  So I pondered that question as I finished March's Madness and I decided that even though these might not be useful in the normal way, they are making me see color in different shades that I have overlooked, and I really like the feedback that I get!  So I will continue on!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

February's Piece "The Yin and Yang of the Heart"

This took a little longer than I would have liked, but I had to finish my parent's 50th wedding anniversary gift - if you look back next week I will post a picture after I am sure they have received it!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Size of piece

I started out ambitous, but ended up with a 5 inch circle.  I seems like a good size and I will connect the 12 pieces I will have made by the end of the year into a 4 x 4 panel.

January's piece "All Iced Up"

This started just being the color white, then we had some snow the first week of January, and so the title "All Iced Up".  I made iced flowers, an iced feather, iced up water is everywhere, even some snow.  Of course, thinking of all thngs iced reminded me of Alaska, and so the glacial ice water color had to come in.  The Kenai River is represented by the flow of amazonite chips. The top of the silver ice river has chunks of ice that remind me of Spring breakup on the Kotzebue Sound.

I hope I have as much fun on February's piece.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Quilt Block Ornaments

I have made a few of these ornaments.  I cannot seem to keep one for myself, I have remade at least 5 and have designed many more quilt block panels.  I hope to have a whole lot of panels that people can pick and choose from to create their own ornament.