Thursday, May 26, 2016

Paint Party Friday 5/27

Hi Everyone!

Happy Paint Party Friday! A big thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting the best art show on line. Be sure to click on the link to see all the fabulous artists who join in. 

I am so happy to report that I am feeling SOOOO good. lupus has taken a back seat for now and my energy level and overall well being is very high. This is part of the cycle for me. When lupus settles down I am on full force mode. I love it!!!! I have been creating, cleaning, and selling art. I am thrilled that my paintings have been noticed. 
I sold Jungle Waterfall this week. Yayy.

A new abstract is "Finding the Way" 20x16" Acrylic now available in

 I also have a WIP a sculpted leather face that needs some airbrushing and finale touches. I thought I would try Liquitex Glass Bead Medium. I am not impressed with it at all. Maybe using it more I will get use to it. It is the glue that I don't care for and there isn't very many beads as you use it. I have seen some nice art with this medium but I am sure they use a lot of it and it is a bit spendy. I think once I get the airbrushing done it will be better.

Well that is it for now. I am looking forward to seeing what is presented for PPF

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Beadwright Bead Sale

Hi Everyone!

If you have been with me for awhile you may know that after 50 years of beading I had to stop due to lupus. Over the last 7 years I have been selling off my beads. The very last of them are finally finding homes. The bead sets on will be the last beads I have to sell, and these are on sale from the already low starting price. Purchase 3 sets at the same time and I will send you a bead surprise to delight you.
Remember your total order is only $5.00 shipping.
 It is true that when one door closes another opens and if you are willing to walk through it the adventure can be amazing. Once I got it in my head that my hands won't allow me to bead, I picked up a brush and began to paint. This is something I was brought up with since my Nan was quite a famous oil painter in her day. However, relearning after a life time of NOT painting has been the fun of it. I LOVE PAINTING!!! I guess what I am trying to say here is don't ever give up no matter what is thrown at you. 

Here are a few bead sets on sale now!

Wishing everyone a very happy day.

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Monday, May 23, 2016


Hi Everyone!
I can't believe how fast my weekend flew by.  I think when I am in the art room creating time simply gets away from me. I am thrilled to say another one of my  Golden Faces painting sold. That means there are only two left. You can get them on and shipping is only $5.00 US.

In other news I am getting ready to start a new very large three panel art project. I am so excited to get started on it. It will be beaded. Here is a sneak peak of the project. I guess my kitchen table will be taken over with this. LOL

Wishing all of you a happy week.

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Paint Party Friday 5/20

Hi Everyone!

I have been gone,  just busy with life and selling art. I am thrilled that people have taken a liking to my paintings. 
The 3 Golden Face series has been keeping me most busy. 
Spring is finally here and we are getting some nice sunny days, with rain and wind in the mix of course. 
Perfect for my garden that is blooming like crazy.
A huge thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting Paint Party Friday.
 I am looking forward to see what all the other artists have created. 
Please click on the link so you can enjoy creativity from all the artists who join in. 

New 3 Golden Faces

 This is an older piece of bead art I created. These are all beaded Swarovski Rivoli 14mm crystals. 
Each one is beaded differently, then sewn to the beaded necklace.

Even the clasp is made by me with a Swarovski Rivoli.

This is the last of the 3 Golden Faces. Aslo on

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

PPF 5/5

Hi Everyone! 
I am VERY happy the last month and especially the last two weeks are over with. Lots of doctors apts, several surgical procedures, and just a little bit of stress. Tomorrow I have stitches removed and I will be good as new. 
Well, not new..... LOL  One good thing that has happened is I have been selling my paintings off my website. 
YAAAYYY that makes me so happy. 
I painted another 3 faced piece and showed it on FB. Almost instantly I received a commission to create another one in red. Life feels good right now. Health is taken care of and the rent is paid. :)

Thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting Paint Party Friday.
Stop by to see the incredible art from the very talented people from around the world.

The first two are new and ready for sale.




Wishing all of you the very best weekend.

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hi Everyone!
I can't believe that this is the last day of April. This month, year has just been blowing on by. A few weeks ago, to get a break from all the medical around here, DH and I took a ride down to Bandon, OR. It is the best town on the coast. The people are friendly, the stores unique, and great places to eat a meal. Also the absolute best quilting store. We spent two hours in that store. LOL It was a wonderful day. If you are ever on the Oregon coast you should put Bandon on your list to stop and play.

 I have shown this before but I love that the artists of Bandon take the garbage, that people think is ok to dump in the ocean, and create public art with it. 

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Hi Everyone!

I woke up today knowing that it marks the 64th year of my life. YIKES!!! LOL 
It also marks the last day of my huge Birthday Sale that has been going on all month. This is it, the last day to get 30% off your total orders from use code BrthdaSale      or BrthdaSale64                Don't miss out!!!

Want a leaf pot lighter cover?  Just use the code at check out. Want paintings or leather art or sculpts? Just use the code, Want Nicole's BeadBacking, Ultrasuede or leather? Just use the code. Want bead sets, Looms by Mike or beading patterns? You got it just use the code. 

Hurry, this is the last day and the only time of year to get a huge 30% off. 

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Sunday, April 24, 2016


Hi Everyone!

Just a reminder that there are only 3 days left for my big birthday sale! Just use the coupon code at check out and you will receive a big 30% off your total order. 
Beadwright Etsy store use code BRTHDASALE64 use code BRTHDASALE 
The sale goes through April 27.

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

 Hi Everyone!

It has been so beautiful in Florence the last few days. Hot and sunning. Now this is going to end tomorrow but while it is here I am out as much as possible.  I did get some pot leaf lighter covers listed in my Etsy store. I have had lots of requests for the finished pieces. Ohhh and yes you can use the birthday sale coupon on them.  BRTHDASALE64 

This has 4 leaves two on front two on back.



Wishing everyone a fabulous day!!!!!

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, April 14, 2016


 Hi Everyone!

First let me apologize for not making it to all of your blogs last week. "THINGS" life just got on high speed and before I knew it it is PPF again.  I do have some new art but it is storming something wicked here and getting a good photo was just out of the questions. It is suppose to be nice this weekend so I will get lots of shots. For now a big thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting Paint Party Friday.  I WILL be by to see all you this week.

I designed and created these rings more than several years ago now. 
 I cut, shaped and sanded base metal in different ring sizes, then cover the metal in deer hide. I used hand made fused dicro glass for the focal part of the ring and then beaded the finish. 
All of the rings here sold at one of the shows I did. They are very comfortable to wear with the soft hide.

Wish I could video the wind. It is just howling.

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, April 7, 2016


Hi Everyone!

This has just been a crazy busy week. On top of everything else I do, Monday doctor apt, renew DL. Tuesday Doctor apt. Wednesday Doctor apt. This one was in Eugene, about 80 miles to the dermatologist. Yep a biopsy on this weird growth on the side of my neck. Yayyyy. (sarcastic yayyy) the doc just called. She told me it is a sarcoma but not the bad kind. OOOKAYYYY.... smile. I have to go back in to have  a larger margin around the area removed.  Like I have said before, this getting old is NOT for sissies.
 So, today I worked out, cleaned carpets, and created. I have 4 textured sculpts that I started last weekend. These take time because of sculpting and drying time so I work on several at a time. This one is complete. I hope you can see the brightness and the shine to it. I did this one on a 10x8" flat canvas. I had to staple it down to a work board as the cement dried so it wouldn't bend the canvas. It worked out perfectly.  Here is,   
Photo taken in tungsten light so it is more yellow that in reality. 

 "Sun Burst"
10x8" flat canvas, secrete cement mixture, acrylic paints and varnish.

I am pleased with the depth of Sun Burst

Close up of the top in day light

Close up of the bottom in day light.
 Linking up with the party ladies Eva and Kristin with Paint Party Friday. Stop in to see all the other artists from around the world who show their art.

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Friday, April 1, 2016


Hi Everyone!

 It is my birthday month sale! Yep I will be 64 at the end of the month. 
Yikessss... I sure don't feel that old, well most of the time LOL.
So here is the deal you get 30% off any item in my store when you use code BrthdaSale64
You also got 30% off in my store when you use code BrthdaSale
Use these codes at check out. It is the only way to get the huge 30% off! 

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, March 31, 2016


Hi Everyone!
Happy Paint Party Friday. I am shocked at how fast this week sped by.  It just goes faster and faster each week. Which means I have no new art this week. Sighhhh..... So I am going to show you a corner in my family room.  This is a small corner that leads into my art room. Here are my pipes and awl holders. I wore these with regalia at powwow. A few leather faces and some art not mine.  The drums are on a facing wall. The top one was made for me by a medicine man of the Spokane tribe the other two were made by me. 

Huge thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting PPF. I am so inspired by the other artists who show their art so if you have stopped by here be sure to click on the link and visit them as well.

BTW Happy April, it is my birthday month.
So when I won this giveaway  from  CozyDoodle I was thrilled. A magic start to start my new year off perfectly.

Corner of my little world

Close up of beading of the top pipe. 1994.
Peyote stitch with old Czech tri cut seed beads. Very shinny.

The rest of the dressing of top pipe. 1994

Dear antler and soap stone pipes. 1995

Awl holder made for my regalia for powwow 1986.
Made with raw hide, leather and beads.

Awl holder made for my regalia for powwow 1989.
Made with raw hide, leather and beads.

Ceremonial drums. The top one made by Tony Two Toes 1993.
 The other two made by me

Honor and integrity in art, in life.