Thursday, April 12, 2018

Paint Party Friday 4/13

Hi Everyone!
Here it is again, time for Paint Party Friday. I can't believe how fast the days, weeks and months are going by.  This month is my birthday month and OMG I will be 66 on the 27th. Now that time really did go by quickly. LOL I am still working on leather projects. I will show a piece on May 1st with our local "Hang it All" at the library. This is a fun event because people of any age or medium can bring in art to show. The theme is flowers. Here is what I will show. Just the first skull art.

 This one is table art.


This second skull  is for a show this summer. 
This one hangs on the wall.


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

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Paint Party Friday

Hi Everyone!

Ohh my gosh it has been a busy week. I can hardly believe it is Thursday. One of my friends is moving to Australia and I am helping her with selling EVERYTHING. She has enough beads and art supplies to open a store. Well she did have a store at one time. It is amazing how many beads. As soon as I price a huge box of beads she brings out more. LOL It is fun to see all that she has. I envy her moving and hope she sells everything. For tonight thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday and to all the artists who show up and leave comments of encouragement. I really do love hearing what you have to say.
I only have leather work this week. The first piece is Lady in red. I made an armature and created a lady out of Apoxie Sculp. I made a stand for her and then the fun began. Leather leather and leather. I do love the way she turned out. 


 hmmm her face looks a bit creepy in this photo. LOL

Next is my blooming leather. This was so much fun to make.




Have a great weekend Everyone!



Nicole/Beadwright 

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Paint Party Friday 3/30

Hi Everyone!

Wow this week flew by for me. I was busy out and about all week and tomorrow I am going to a friends house who is selling EVERYTHING including all of her art supplies. I have been trying to keep up with the pace of leather art. I did not get a sketch this week. Well I did but I didn't like it. So I worked on some paintings for another show I am doing in June. Lot's going on for me.  Thank you to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday. I look forward to seeing what all of you have created  too. For me my art in my favorite genre, abstract, including my leather piece. Hope you enjoy them.
Have a nice weekend and happy Easter.

There is lots of texture in both of these paintings.


This piece measures 22" across and 6" deep. I so love this piece.




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

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Paint Party Friday 3/23

Hi Everyone!

Another week and it's party time with Eva, Kristen and all the artists from around the world.  I am busier than ever with my leather work. I have 5 projects in the works. Each one has to be cut, wet, shaped, dried and then decorated. I am so happy with how they are turning out. 
Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday
Now for some art. I only have two pieces this week.
I am happy with this one, with that said I do see some things I need to tweak. At least I got it finished enough for PPF.




Here is a leather piece that is almost finished. I am waiting for some beads to finish the decorating.
This stands 2 feet tall.


That's it for now. I look forward to seeing all of your art this week.


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

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Paint Party Friday

Hi Everyone!

Tonight is my monthly bead meeting. I have been meeting with these gals for over 10 years. We have a great time with lots of laughter. Also I have been working on getting all new leather pieces ready for my exhibit. I am having so much fun. 
Great bit thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday.
So here is this weeks art.


 Just playing around

This bowl is so pretty airbrushed with pearl paints.


Shinny green leather with fun shapes.
 If you get tired of one side just turn it around.


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

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Paint Party Friday 3/8

Hi Everyone!

First congratulations to Eva and Kristen for hosting  PPF for 7 years!!! That is just an amazing accomplishment for blogland. Thanks girls for having the best parties.
 For me I have been art busy. I have been getting ready for a two month showing on my leather art, getting some drawings done, taking photos and getting more involved with the camera club and still maintaining life in general. I am feeling good!!!
I hope you enjoy my art this week. I will be coming by to see all of the art on Paint Party Friday
Leather first.  Just a few pieces.






Have a nice weekend.
Nicole
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Monday, March 5, 2018

I'm on a Roll

Hi Everyone!

Another great day of art. Early morning drawing and a day of leather work. I will post some leather work once I send in the photos for my showing. 
It seems our freeze is over too. Anyway for today. Heaters off, windows open and fresh air flowing through the house. Love it.

For now here is Mr Man.

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

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Great Art Day

Hi Everyone!

There are those days when art just flows. Like everything one touches just falls into place. That is my art day today. I was up early to draw. Quiet, still dark out, the hum of my light, pencil and paper ready to go. I love these mornings. Well before 7AM I am in the art room prepping leather to create some table art.  I have a 2 month show in the fall and I want all or mostly all new items.  6 pieces in the drying process. 7 from last week to decorate. I am a happy artist. Hope your day is going as well. 



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

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Paint Party Friday 3/1

Hi Everyone!

I seriously can't believe this is PPF already. My week flew by. I did manage to get a few art pieces done and some leather sculps that I will show next week.  First a big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday.  I am looking forward to seeing what all the artist have created this week.


 I was trying to place the yellow in specific places when something went wrong with the tip of the plastic bottle. Sooo here it is. LOL


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

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

I want this

Hi Everyone!

I don't ask for much but if I could I would ask for this. I just love this set up. What do you think?

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

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Paint Party Friday 2/22

Hi Everyone!
First a big thank you to Eva and Kristen for hosting 
Paint Party Friday. Also to all the artists who share their 
art and inspire me every week.

So most of you know that I share my body with lupus. I do not take lupus meds but rather my own concoction of herbs, minerals, and vitamins.  Over the last 18 years it has been a trial keeping healthy. However, that last few years I have been feeling better and better with just a few minor flares. My new doctor, whom I love, ordered tons of blood work last month. (You have to know that so many doctors quit here over the last 2 years and I was without a doctor for a year. So when I found Dr. Parker and saw what a great doctor she is I was thrilled.) Back to the blood work. I had not had bloodwork done in a few years so she ran the gamut.  OMG!!! My blood work is perfect. The part that really tells about lupus DNA (DS) Antibody is an 8!!!! it goes from 1-10 one being good 10 lupus. I have never been under 10. I usually score 15 or higher, my ANA titer is in normal range and all my other lupus type blood work is good.  Confirmed by my doctor I AM IN REMISSION!!!! or quiescence, meaning
In cells, quiescence is the state of not dividing. In neurons (nerve cells), quiescence is the state of not firing. With lupus everything is firing too much, and overactive immune system so now every thing is quiet. No one knows how happy I am right now. Plus I have lost 10lbs so that is a bonus. 
I wish all of you a very happy weekend.
Now for art. Only two pieces this week. 
Enjoy



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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Eastern Oregon

Hi Everyone!

Since my last PC crashed and the IT guy saved most of my items on a flash drive, I have been trying to put things in order. Going through all these files I have found things I have forgotten about.  Like a file of photos taken in Eastern Oregon. Here are two of them. These were taken early morning. I was just amazed at how low the water line was. 




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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

PAINT P ARTY FRIDAY 2/15

Hi Everyone!

My days are looking brighter and I am feeling like there is a light at the end of this tunnel. Thanks for all the encouragement.  Also thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday and to all of the artists that show art.  This week has been busy, as my days usually are. I don't have much to show but here it is.  I am learning some new things in drawing, here is one I worked on. 
Can you tell me what I am working on? LOL


She started like this.


 I was so fortunate to find my disks for some of my programs and was able to start making beading patterns again. These are two I have up in my beadwright.com  
 

I am very happy with this one. It actually comes from an old art piece I did with Nicole's BeadBacking. 

Some of you may remember this one. A 16x20 canvas with a pastel background then cut shapes of Nicole's BeadBacking glued on. It is prettier in real life.


Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend

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

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

PC

Hi Everyone!

Finally getting my programs uploaded on my mom's PC and able to get back to work. It is very strange going from windows 10 to windows 7. I never did have a windows 7 so it is WAY different. LOL Here is a new loom beading pattern I made and have listed here,  bead patterns
This is "Raven's Love"


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

Monday, February 12, 2018

Just Playing around

Hi Everyone!

Today was a good day. Things feel like they are going in the right direction. YAY. Just playing today with graphite. This is 
"Who Cares"
 How it starts

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

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Rainny

Hi Everyone!

With the trouble I have had this month with my PC, I actually was able to save all of my photos. Going through them I found some that I thought I would share today. I don't even know where we were on this trip.  However, the sun was out and the ocean waves were glistening. Today not so much it is raining and cold today.
Enjoy the photos and your day.



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

Thursday, February 8, 2018

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY 2/8

Hi Everyone!

I was speaking with my daughter last week and we got on the subject of daily life. I told her if feels difficult right now. It seems like everything I do, does not go smoothly. We laughed about it saying give it a few days and things will feel differently. Wellllll....... it hasn't changed yet. To make change happen one has to change things.   I am doing just that. I will let you know how it works out. Ohhh and I am still laughing through it all.  With everything happening, art has been on the back burner. I really wanted to create with some water colors but that will have to wait for now. Thank you for all the tips for that medium. Today I whipped out a drawing so that is what I have for now. 
Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting PPF and to all the artists who join in.  

Quick draw

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

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Hi Everyone!

Wow has life been a busy bundle of busy.  LOL When my mom passed away a few years ago I brought her PC home with me to take care of her business. The PC was pretty new and mom didn't have much in it. When my PC crashed a few weeks ago. I was, again, so thankful to my mom. I had her PC tuned up and now I am up and running with a like/new PC.  
For all my artist friends out there I am looking to try watercolors. Any hints or tips? I have been watching lots of Youtubes on the subject.  We will see how this goes.  Wish me luck. LOL
For now here is a photo that I took a few years ago on a trip to the south eastern part of Oregon. This tree growing alone on the side of a steep hill.  All I could think of was it"s strength to grow out of rock, alone in all it's beauty.
 


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

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

PC DOWN

Hi Everyone! 

Wellllll, after having a PC since 199, yeah for your old timers "dos", and NEVER having had a PC crash if finally happened. Yep my PC bit the dust big time. I am so thankful that I have my mom's PC. I am taking it in today for a tune up so I will be off line for a few days. Hmmm wonder what I can do with  my time? LOL  Feels like art days to me.  I will be back in a few days.  
Yes Beadwright is open and all orders will be processed this Friday and Saturday. I will not have email during this time. 
Have a great week!


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

Thursday, January 25, 2018

PPF 1/26

Hi Everyone!

Burrr it has been cold all day. Have layers of clothes on and I am still cold. I have been super busy all week but I did manage to get a few piece of  art finished. Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday. 
Looking forward to seeing all of the great art this week. 






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