Wednesday, February 22, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY 53 OF 53

Hi Everyone!

A busy day for me so I will try to get to your blogs later today. This is 53 pieces of art in 53 days. It is so much easier than I thought it would be. Lots going on in the art studio too that takes longer to complete. These fast portraits are a learning experience and I encourage anyone who wants to learn as you go this is a great way to do it. I am linking up with  
Wishing all of you a very happy day. Oh yeah we still have no sunshine here so photo is aweful. 
She is so much better in real life. LOL


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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

29 FACE 52 OF 52

Hi Everyone!

It is sooooo dark here today. Rain and clouds that have take every bit of sunshine away. My house is like night. Have I ever told you how much I dislike this? 😭 Sooo this photo is not great at all. There is much more shading and detail than my camera will pick up and even manipulating it didn't work well. This is 52 finished pieces of art in 52 days.  I am joining in with Martha at Ayala art for 29 Faces. 


Wishing all of you a very happy Tuesday. 
Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Monday, February 20, 2017

29 FACES 51 OF 51

Hi Everyone.

At the beginning of the year I started a personal challenge to create everyday. I am proud to say that this is 51 pieces in 51 days.  I am also linking up with 


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

INTRODUCTING LYNETTE DUNMORE AMBRUCH

Hi Everyone!

I am getting back in the swing of things after my trip back east. I guess it is just one more thing to put on the "I am getting older" list. Ya know recouping after vacation. 😁 It is exhausting. Anyway today I would like to introduce you to a truly wonderful lady and her incredible bead art. Lynette puts life into each piece she creates. 
So in her own words.


When I was about 6 years old my mother taught me crewel embroidery and to crochet. This is what we did in the evening during the winters because it was too cold to be outside. 
Fast forward 40 years....I received my first official lesson in jewellery making from my dear friend, Lisbeth Marin, in North Carolina. That was it. I was off and running.
Via other workshops and friends with bead shops, I began to see that I could apply what I had learned as a little girl. A whole new world had opened up for me where I could do as I pleased.
I enjoy wire working and wire wrapping, however, my true love is beaded embroidery. Sometimes I simply embroider directly onto Nicole's BeadBacking, and sometimes I incorporate shibori silk ribbon and soutache. 
In real life, I am a horticulturalist. But it is the love of plants and nature that helps me create my jewelry designs.
You can peruse my Facebook page. ..Lynette Ambruch Jewelry ...or you can always contact me directly for questions about a piece in which you are interested. 
I do offer workshops and individual lessons. I am a regular instructor for Women in the Wilds, which is one of the largest events of its kind on the east coast. 














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

Sunday, February 19, 2017

BACK FROM MY TRIP

Hi Everyone!

We are back from our trip. We spent a beautiful, family filled week in NC. I will have photos soon but for now I am resting up. OMG! flying for me is horrible. I get deathly ill EVERY TIME and need oxygen.  Glad that is over with. LOL in the mean time I have been keeping up with my daily art and these two pieces make 50 pieces in 50 days.  
I am joining in with Ayala and 29 Faces.


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

Saturday, February 4, 2017

29 FACES

Hi Everyone!
I love the face of this model. This is the second one I have drawn of her.  When I looked her up and saw her with long curly hair I couldn't believe it was the same woman. She did a feature with bald and short hair and that is what love most. Her name is Noemie Lenoir 

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

Friday, February 3, 2017

29 FACES ART CHALLENGE FEB

 Hi Everyone!

I will not be able to participate all month with 29 faces but wanted to get a few days in. I love this challenge and thank Martha from Ayala Art for hosting it.

drawn today

Some of my faves drawn over the last few months.









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

Thursday, February 2, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY FEB. 3

Hi Everyone!

OMGosh I can not believe this week has gone by so quickly and now it is February! I have been creating every day but some project need time for drying.   First a huge thank you to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday and to all the artists who share their art.  
For all of you who had questions about the health care here. Florence Oregon is the hub of health care for the mid/southern part of Oregon. There are other facilities and hospitals but Peace Health is a huge corporate hospital in 3 different states. We have a large hospital that takes care of all needs from surgery to trauma to family care. My town has a population 8,000. P. H. also takes care of people who come from the smaller surrounding towns. It has always been a monopoly here. You join P.H. or you don't practice in Florence. That somehow changed two years ago when a husband/wife MDs came to Florence and said we are here. Now.. last year in Florence 8 doctors quit 1 was fired for stating his position in the local news paper. So 9 doctors gone leaving 6,000 people without health care. There are other MDs and DOs here but they could not take any new patients. The hiring of new MDs or DOs has not happened so last month P.H. hired three PAs they were  hired under the condition that P.H would pay all or part of their college tuition's. Nothing against these people, however fresh out of college and working under what physicians? Ohhh the ones that couldn't take new patients! I was assigned a PA a few weeks ago and DH just this week got a different one.  On top of that the huge P.H. located in Eugene, OR lost 27 doctors. Most of them are leaving because a large corporation out of Seattle bought them out and have installed rules that don't go with caring for people. Like NOT being able to prescribe pain meds to chronic pain patients. Which brings me to our pain management facility that closed his door on Jan. 27. With a 4 day notice to patients and staff this doctor of 27 years closed his doors due to financial problems. He lost two partners a few years ago and was unable to get anyone to take their places. This left a huge financial burden on him.  Ok I get it, but he had two years to figure it out and plenty of time to let people know. He left 3,000 patients out in the cold. So the closets place we can find a pain management now is in Salem, OR. about 2 1/2 hours away and that is if they accept our insurance. Oh and the doctor who closed his doors is not giving out any referrals. WTH
Upset? just a little. Upset that the government allows big corporations, pharma, and insurance to rule doctors. 
Upset that doctors won't fight back in fear of loosing their license to practice.
I hope this answers some if not all of the questions I have been receiving. OK now if you read all of that take a breath it is time for the art.

Molded leather skull with leather flowers.





I think her hand is a bit long but it is only the second hand I have drawn.



The lighting is so bad here inside and out that my photos are washed out. Can't see all the shading and details.

Looking forward to seeing all of the art this week.

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

Thursday, January 26, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY JAN 27

Hi Everyone!

I know this is very early, however, today is the day that we find out what we are going to do for health care. In August 9 doctors quit our Peace Health facility leaving over 6,000 people without health care. PH has not replaced these doctors. DH got a doctor in Eugene, 100 miles away and after 2 months we received a letter, last week, that as of tomorrow they are closing their doors.  Other medical facilities have closed as well due to large corporations coming in out of Seattle and well doing what ever the hell they want. We are scrambling, like the thousands of other people who were with this doctor to find another care provider. With everything else going on in the US, leave our medical alone!!! OK that is my rant for the day. If it wasn't for art I would be a total nut case. LOL  Here is what happened in the art room this week. 
Thank you for reading my rant and for all of you who are praying for us. Blessing sent right back to you.
I am linking with Paint Party Friday and a big thanks to Eva and Kristen who host our party. 
If you want to see some of the best art world wide click on the link and check out all the artists who participate. 

I wish I had better light or a better camera.


 I like her and she has better shading than shown her.




Small leather sculpted scull with Swarovski hotfix crystal. Who doesn't like Swarovski? 
 


 Leather sculpt face. 
 

Leather sculpt 1/2 face

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

CRETIVING TO KEEP THE STRESS DOWN.

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for the prayers for our bad situation. Here in Oregon we are loosing doctors faster than you can say "doctors" Last August 9 doctors up and quit our Peace Health medical facility, leaving  over 6,000 people without medical car. No new doctors have been hired but two PA's just out of college to help fill this huge gap. Well that doesn't work. DH got a doctor in Eugene, 100 miles away,  He has been seeing this doctor for 2 months. We received a letter yesterday that they are closing their door on Jan 27th. AYFKM? We  are calling every doctor we can to get in. DH is on specialized meds that can't be just stopped. I am waiting for a call now from a place in Eugene. They are not in our insurance hub so we will be paying cash. I am sick to my stomach at the rate of doctors closing their doors because big corporations have bought them out and have made rules and regulations that tie the hands of good doctors.  It is all about big money. OK enough of this. Here is what I drew yesterday and this morning.





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

Monday, January 23, 2017

PLEASE SEND PRAYERS

Hi Everyone.

I don't normally do this on my blog. However, some very bad news came in today for my DH and we are asking for prayers for this situation. We know that prayers work and accept them from all, no matter what your beliefs are. If we agree as one this will be resolved for the good. 

Thank you so very much and bless you.



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

CREATING EVERY DAY

Hi Everyone!
Today I am showing a Day of The Dead leather sculpture. It has Swarovski hotfix embellishment.  I am working on three other leather sculpts that will take some time to finish but the leather hardened beautifully. Can't wait to get to play with them. Have a great day today.


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

Sunday, January 22, 2017

CREATING EVERYDAY I LOVE IT

Hi Everyone! 
I can't tell you how good it feels to have the artist switch turn back on in my head.  I am creating like there is no tomorrow. Well maybe I shouldn't put it that way, but it is daily and  more than one item. Right now I have 8 pieces dried and ready to finish up. I also am working on a Huichol beading piece that I have 12 hours into. For today though here is my sketch of the day. I call her, "The Crone" So much fun to draw.
Wishing all of you a very nice day.


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

Saturday, January 21, 2017

ART AND WOMEN'S MARCH ON WA.

Hi Everyone!

Today was a full day of art. Got up early got all the chores done and headed into the art room, which is off my living room. TV turned on to the Women's March on Washington and art flowed like a river. The inspiration of the march? Just the frame of mind I am in right now? I am not sure but got 8 pieces of leather and molded bowls sculpted and drying. Then, I did a 20 minute sketch. Yes I love days like this. 
If you marched in Washington or your own town, thank you from me and all of us who couldn't. I know several men and women who went to Washington. Again thank you.

My quick draw for today. This puts me so ahead of my creating every day. This is the 25th piece finished in 21 days. 
I might go back and work on this a bit more. I see some wonky places. It is a quick draw though.


A day to remember


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