Thursday, October 30, 2014

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY HALLOWEEN WEEKEND

Hi Everyone!!

Did you think I fell of the side of the planet? I know it has been a while but I have been busy and also spent some time with my mom. All things are good there. We were able to visit friends and just had a great time. 
I am linking up with Paint Party Friday. Giving Eva and Kristin a big thank you for hosting such a nice event. There are so many nice people who participate not to mention that the art if fantastic. So stop by to see who is creating what. For me I have a few pieces to show you. 

This is a desert scene that I am happy to announce sold almost as soon as I finish it. Hurraaayy!!!!
All the stickers I did with the tip of an African Porcupine quill.

This is a 20x16 canvas with a pastel background. Then Nicole's BeadBacking makes up the colorful stained glass look. I really like this piece.
  This is an abstract forest with lots of color pastels and acrylics.
 Have a happy Halloween (Samhain) and a great weekend

Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity 
in art, in life.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PAINT PARTY FRIDAY

Hi Everyone!

Happy Paint Party Friday! I do not have anything new to show right now,  but I do have a piece that Mike made this week. Mike takes great photos and has an in house digital photo studio and developer. A few weeks ago on  our way to Eugene we stopped at the Mapleton post office. While I was inside Mike was taking photos of  a rose. Later when he developed and printed it off, I told him this one needs to be framed. So he made a frame and here is how it came out. The photo is exquisite with a pretty cool detail. 

So pretty
 A little closer please
 Cllooooossseeerrrr
Is this the coolest spider?  I love the dew drops too.

 Now for something you should all know. I posted this on my blog the other day and if you want to see the complete post click here. I just thought it was worth posting for PPF

Please take a minute to watch the video then write to any on line sites that you belong to that does not support "No Right Click"

Art Stolen being sold on Walmart on line
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10612434



Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday. 
Please stop by to see all of the amazing art work this week.

Nicole/Beadwright Honor
and integrity in art, in life.
Hi Everyone!

Last Halloween I made about 50 of these flying bats and placed them on my front window as if they were swarming. I hung some from the wings and they bobbed up and down when touched. I made these with Midnight Black Nicole's BeadBacking. As I was pulling out my Halloween decorations I thought I would share this pattern and how to make them with you.
If you want a free bat pattern just email me here EMAIL
Get Nicole's BeadBacking in our Beadwright Etsy store or our Beadwright website
This is the finished product go to NBB tutorials for the step by step. 
Click here or scroll to the top of the page.



Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ART STOLEN SOLD ON WALMART SITE

Hi Everyone!

Most of you know that I have had articles and other copyrighted items stolen from magazine editors and other artists. Dose it anger me? Beyond what you could imagine. For many years I have asked Etsy to please set in place a "no right click" on photos that are displayed by sellers. To date they have refused to accommodate sellers. I am not the only one asking for this. So when I read this article and saw the video I had to share with all of you. The person from Canada who has stolen art work to make a profit from it should be shot. Yes I said shot! It amazes me when people from other countries tell me that copyright doesn't pertain to them because they don't live in the US. That is so far from the truth. Anyway before I go on a tangent please take a few minutes to watch this video. If you are a seller on Etsy, Ebay, Dwanda, Artfire or any other on line site that doesn't support "no right click". Then WRITE to them and ask for it!
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10612434



Nicole/Beadwright
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

LYNN LINDLEY SHIBORI ART

Hi Everyone!

It has been a long week for me. Today I am resting. But before I do I wanted to post some incredible Shibori beading created by my good friend Lynn Lindley. If you follow me you  know that Lynn is an award winning artist. Just looking at her art and you know why.

 Along with her years of painting Lynn also took up beading. Her art background lends to some amazing color choices and attention to detail and finished work. Lately Lynn had been struck by the shimmering colors of Shibori ribbon. Here are a few pieces.


So with all that Lynn does in her life she took time to photograph step by step how she creates her amazing pieces. She also wrote in some instructions. 
This generous lady sent them to me to post here for you.
Now how nice is this? Please stop by Lynn's blog to leave a comment of thanks and then head over to her web site to see some of her paintings and to learn more about her. She will inspire you no matter what art form you work in.
http://articreate.blogspot.com/
www.LynnLindley.com

To get instructions for this piece click here or scroll to the top of my blog and click the link there.
Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

I DODGED THE SURGERY BULLET SO LET'S PPF!!!

Hi Everyone!

Yaaayyyyy I dodged the eye surgery bullet, for now anyway. I will do some eye meds and other therapies for the next month. Hopefully that will take care of this. I am so excited because the suregery just looks awful. I am one of those people that would rather have a root canal than go to the eye doctor.  I do have an excellent opthomologist, he is  a very cool guy, and hmmm pretty easy on the eyes too. Ha ha no pun intended. LOL Soooo since I have missed several weeks of Paint Party Friday I thought this would be a good celebration. Ohhh speaking of celebrations Mike and I are 33 years together. 
OMG!!!! 33 years  went by so fast.  I have lots to be happy and thankful for. 
So.... I have a few paintings that I did over the last few weeks. Some I had started and set aside. 
You know sometimes that is just needed for a piece.

Here is the one that I set aside about a month ago and finished up the other day. This actually started out with a washed background then applying some yellow paint. As the paint was going on I instantly saw the face. The face looks familiar to me. Like maybe a real person or another image. I promise this just came from my head and through my hands.

 I love the way the paint crackled.

Missing my beloved red I did this two canvas abstract that now hangs in my dinning area. 

And last in line for tonight is this 18x18" abstract. I wish I could get a better photo of it so you can see the depth of colors in this piece. Looks like flowing lava.

Wishing all of you a great weekend and a huge thanks to Kristen and Eva for hosting Paint Party Friday.
Be sure to visit all of the artist who participate. You will see some amazing art.

Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

PROCEDURE ON MY EYE EEEEKKKKKK!!!!!!

Hi Everyone!
Yesterday I made some comfort food for myself. Yuummm all wheat and wheat bran,  muffins. I love these hearty, healthy muffins. No sugar, but sweet enough from molasses and  raisins. 
Why do I need some comfort food?

Oh if anyone wants this recipe leave a comment with your email I will send it off to you.

 Remember when my eyelid just spontaneously started to bleed?


Well a hard lump was found in the eyelid.  I am sorry to say it has grown. Soooo tomorrow I get to have an injection in my eyelid. (that gives me the creeps just thinking about it) then the cut and removal of what ever that is. I am hoping it is just a simple easy thing and nothing too serious.
 I have trouble with that eye as it is.

So because I am somewhat clean obsessive (A LOT) I am going to rearrange my art room. I have almost everything else cleaned and ready for fall. I made curtains for a few rooms, and put down a new area rug. The heaters are cleaned and ready to go as well. So the art room needs a good de-cluttering and tables moved for optimal lighten this winter. 

Wish me luck tomorrow. I really dislike going to the eye doctor. I would rather have a root canal. Seriously if I had secret information and you wanted it..... all you would have to do is come close to my eyes and I would spill it all. LOL!!!!

Have a very nice Tuesday!


Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

OK I DID AS REQUESTED

Hi Everyone!

It has been just over a year that I started painting full time. Ya know no beading so painting became my new passion. I don't have the confidence that I did with my bead art but the painting gives me so many new and wonderful paths to take. I always incorporated painted backgrounds with leather work and I painted as a child with my Nan, so it wasn't completely foreign to me. Just the thought that some one would buy my paintings scared me. Well with my some of my paintings in the Reedsport art gallery and some buyers that came by my house my confidence level has risen. So I have taken the step that so many have suggested I do and list some of my paintings in my Beadwright Etsy store.  We will just have to see how this all plays out. I am offering free US shipping on my art work as well. 
So if nothing else please stop by my Beadwright Etsy store and take a look. 
I also want to thank all of you who have encouraged and helped me along this new artistic path.

No  you don't get my old Chinese vase. LOL Just the painting. 


Some leather work is listed as well.

Have a great Sunday!

Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD

Hi Everyone!

Today I am making curtains for a few rooms in my house. I just need some heavier curtains for this winter.  I am almost done with fall cleaning and getting things read for winter. What do you do around your house to prepare for the winter months?
 These little girls are getting ready for winter too. Coming down to the neighborhood to eat plants. With the lack of rain and the deforestation that is going on here it is harder for the wild life to get what they need. Last week we had a bear in our yard. Now there are lots of bear here but they don't usually come into town. 
Anyway mom and her babies.







Have a great weekend!

Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hi Everyone!

Well my days away from the PC has really allowed me to accomplish a lot in my home and some nice time with Mike. I planted some grass in a large sandy area in my back yard and it is coming up so nicely! Grass has an amazing growing spurt. LOL 
On top of that I did manage to get my fall sale listed in my Beadwright Etsy store. Most of you know I have been selling off my beads and supplies. I have been doing this for THREE YEARS!!! and even though I have made a dent I think it will still be some time before I have it all sold out. Hey 50 years of beading that is a lot of supplies. Right? LOL Anyway I have bead sets listed at soooo looooowww prices. Also from now until Sept. 30, 2014 if you use your credit card with Etsy's direct check out I will send you 5% cash back!!! Seriously a great deal. These are only one of a kind sets and once they are gone they are gone. Here are just a few of the items listed

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 There are several Bags full of beads.

 Cabs and bead sets. Old Czech tri cut seed beads.

Only one bag of Pearls of all different sizes and shapes

 More bead sets with Charlotte cut seed beads
 If you need beads for winter projects come by my Beadwright Etsy store and join in on the sale. Don't forget to use your Credit Card and get an additional 5% cash back.


Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hi Everyone!

It's been a busy few weeks. I am doing my Fall cleaning and getting ready for winter. The drapes are washed, the walls are clean, the closets and food pantry all wiped down and reorganized. So being online has been limited. Diya miss me? Tee hee hee

While I have been busy I did meet a truly wonderful artist. Her name is Sally Kinsey and get ready her, art is thrilling. From pictures to boxes to jewelry all done in mosaic!

Here is just a few pieces and in her own words 
I present Sally Kinsey from Sally May's Mosaic Art Objects.

 

Mosaics was not my first choice of art medium. My sister-in-law actually did some mosaics and I loved what she did! I thought, "Hmmm…that might be fun..." Years later I am still doing mosaics! It is a near limitless art form. From the tesserae to be used to the substrate or surface to mosaic on, the possibilities are endless! 

in 2008 my sister-in-law showed me a small handful of the world's smallest ceramic tiles and I was absolutely hooked!! It took 2 years to find the manufacturer, who did not offer the tiles in the U.S.A., or retail via the web. They agreed to let me import them and sell via the web, and Tiny Tile Mosaics was born. I sold this company in 2013 to pursue my mosaics and other art interests full time.

Personally I enjoy using the small ceramic tiles as well as stained glass, colored mirror, tempered glass and beads and ball chain. I also love creating sculptural substrates like I did in "I Tied a Yellow Ribbon" and "She Was Born to Dance". Both of these pieces are very personal to me.

Although I have won a few awards and have had some pieces published, the greatest gift is to see peoples spontaneous reactions to my work. One of the most touching was when a Vietnam veteran cried when viewing "I Tied a Yellow Ribbon". I knew that piece was meant to be created, but that solidified why I make the things I do…to touch just one person is the greatest gift of all!






Be sure to visit Sally's website for more art and her etsty store.
 
http://www.sallymays.co.nr/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SallyMaysMosaicArtom

Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

MIND POWER ART GALLERY 25TH ANNIVSERSARY

Hi Everyone!

Last night was the celebration for the Mind Power Art Gallery 25th anniversary. The turn out was fantastic and I am very proud to have  my paintings, beaded gourds and leather art exhibited there. It is quite thrilling to see my paintings hanging in an art gallery. Tamara who is one of the owners has the extreme talent to look at art and know exactly how to place it for the best results. She is amazing. I don't know why having my paintings in an art gallery is so different than having my bead art. Maybe because it is new for me. This exhibit will be showing through Oct. and tomorrow is the Open House. There will be a lot of activity in Reedsport, OR. if you are in the area be sure to stop into the Mind Power Art Gallery.
Ohhh yeah and buy my art. LOL!


Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MY NAN'S ART DIARY

Hi Everyone!

I am home and had a very nice time with my mom. It is difficult to see your parents grow older. 
Well heck it is difficult to see "me" get older. LOL 
One of the things we did this time was go through old books. Most of them belong to my Nan. For those of you who don't know she was a famous artist in oil painting, was the first woman to open an art gallery and framing shop in her town, ( where my granddad made the frames) When she was young, just out of college, she traveled the world and painted under well know artist of the time. I know Alaska was one of her favorite areas and she made sure she painted with Sydney Lawrence. The others in France, England, and other countries I am not sure of. Nan lived to be 104 and painted blind for many years until her passing. 
Now you will know why that what I found in all of her art books this treasure. 
This plain red hardcover book with no dates. Pages filled with my Nan's hand writing...... all of her art notes from when she attended Washing State University. How lucky am I?





Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

OFF FOR A FEW DAYS

Hi Everyone!
 
I am off to see my mom for a few days. My Beadwright Etsy store will be closed until I return.
I am going to take mom to the Butterfly Pavilion. We haven't been there before so it should be fun. I will try to get some good photos.
Until next week I am wishing all of you happy loving days.
This is my latest bead pattern. Who doesn't like a happy snowman? Don't in peyote stitch.


Nicole/Beadwright
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

MIND POWER ART GALLERY 25 YEARS

Hi Everyone!
Today is a good day! Just feeling well. Hurrraayy..
I wanted to invite any of you that may be on the Oregon Coast on Sept. 19, 2014. If so and you can get to Reedsport, OR. come join in the celebration of the Mind Power Art Gallery's 25th anniversary. It is pretty amazing for an art gallery to have this kind of life span in a little Oregon coastal town. Second generation family running the gallery with such enthusiasm and talent of their own in creating artistic space.
Yes I will be showing of a few pieces of art myself.
Come join in the celebration with art, wine, and refreshments.


Nicole/Beadwright
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY FACES IN FACES

Hi Everyone!
 
I know it is Thursday but I will post this now. I am in a creative mode and have lots of things on my easel and art table that I want to work on.
I thought I would show you two more paintings that I painted over and then one with a question. Not a hard question more of a fun question.
 
So this painting, I loved the red! ( you know my favorite color)  But the more I worked on it the more I saw a huge flaw and I didn't know how to fix it. So I painted over it.  
This was just a fun experiment with movement. Yes I painted over this one too.
 
Now for the questions.
Do you remember this painting? It has Red Gold Leaf in it.
I never like this one. Looks to much like under the sea.

 
So I did something fun with it. Ready?
 
 
I decided to make the under sea painting a bit darker and created faces. Some you can see right off. Some are hidden and you have to re focus your eyes, some are faces within faces within faces.
How many faces can you find in this painting?
Have fun.
 
I adjusted the hue to bring out the lighter colors so you can see the faces better on line
Now tell me how many you see. LOL
 
 
 
I am linking with the wonderful ladies of Paint Party Friday, Eva and Kristen.
Be sure to stop by to see all of the artists who so graciously share their art.
 

Nicole/Beadwright
Honor and integrity in art, in life.