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.

Monday, January 22, 2018

HAVING FUN

Hi Everyone!

I am having so much fun going through photos to see if I have any talent at it. Most of the photos I take in nature are to be references for painting. However, now that I am in the camera club I am looking at them differently. It is amazing how an artist eye, weather it is painting, photography, sculpture or drawing, can change with a new adventure. I truly advice if you want a different perspective in your art do something completely different to change the wheel. Anyway it has done wonders for me. Seeing things I didn't notice before. The slightest little shadow, or shape, or color. Photography is exciting. BTW you don't need a wham zommer camera to get out and take photos. Several people in our group use their phones.  I would love to see anyone who steps out to take photos. Leave me a comment with you blog post. Have Fun!!! 
This is the North Fork of the Siuslaw River near my home in OR.


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

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Getting Started

Hi Everyone!

As you may know I have joined the camera club here in my town.  Now I have taken photos for 30 years for online, my books and magazine articles. That takes a bit of know how but it is totally different for artistic photos. Over the years though I have taken some photos that I like and think have some good points. I thought I would go through and post some tonight. Photography is a totally different type of art.

Oregon coast near Cape Arago

The beach near my home Oregon coast.

This was taken  South of Reedsport, Oregon 
at the Elk viewing area.

 This is part of the Elk viewing area too. No Elk though.

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

Thursday, January 18, 2018

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY 1/18

Hi Everyone!

I can not tell you how busy I was this week. I mean to the point of  NO NEW ART. EEkkk! I am happy with my week. I sold my painting that I showed on PPF last week. Thank you Donna.
I also bought a new chair for my living. It was on sale, the only way I buy things, however when I went to the furniture store it was another $100.00 off so I got the chair for $175.00 I am sooo happy. 
Now people can actually come over and have a place to sit. LOL  Because I have now new art I am showing some of my faves from the past.  A bit thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting 
Paint Party Friday, and to all the artists who join in.

Painting Sold
This sold many many many years ago, I am glad I still have a photo of it. Bead and leather work on a gourd.

This hangs in my house. Leather sculpt.

Car Art. Ya know art I do on long trips.
Leather sculpt on 12x12" canvas acrylics.

Abstract 20x16" acrylics

30x20" abstract acrylics

Gourd molded textured sculpt. 

Loom beading size 15/o seed beads. For the non beaders those are very tiny seed beads. 


That's it for now, I am off to a bead meeting.
Have a great weekend everyone!

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

Thursday, January 11, 2018

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY 1/12

Hi Everyone!

I had a busy but really fun week. Monday we got up at 3AM left the house at 5AM to make the three hour drive to Salem, OR. for a doctors apt. When that was done we did our shopping in Eugene,  OR. Then headed home. You would think I was ready for a nap. Hmmm no I was wide awake and at 6PM headed to the Florence library to meet my friend for the Florence Viewfinder Camera Club. It was fantastic!! I had so much fun and the members were so inviting. There was another first timer so I invited him to sit with us.  The group included us in all the activities. Yes I signed up and now a member.  So some of my art may be in the form of photographs in the future. We will have to see.  Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosing Paint Party Friday and to all the artists who show up and share their art. 
I worked a few things this week, some I am not showing because they are not finished, but I felt a bit off 
so you get what you get this week. LOL 

I am not sure this is finished. I think I am 
going to place more lines in it.

This is a piece I wanted to do but without realizing it 
I grabbed that new paper I don't like. 
Too much tooth on it.

This is a 12x12" acrylic painting that started out to be something completely different and this is what I ended up with. LOL



 This is a woman who gave me her photo. Her head was leaning on her hand. However when I drew her hand it was HUGE. I couldn't get it right. So I took out the hand and realized she has no neck.  Just imagine she is leaning forward. LOL

 I also made up an Elephant pattern for my "Save Me" series. If you want to know what it is all about it click on this link SAVE ME

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

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Paint Party Friday 1/5

Hi Everyone!

 It has been a busy week with me re opening my website after a short time off. I was able to get a few drawings done.  Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday. I look forward to seeing what all of you have created this week. 
Trying something new. 
I feel like this is a bit flat but I will work on it.

This was done so fast that I am surprised at it. 5 minutes maybe 6
 I tried out the charcoal my Son got me for Christmas
Not sure how I like it. I will have to play with it more.

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

Sunday, December 31, 2017

To another year

Hi Everyone! Here is to another year.
Wishing all of you the very best of 2018!


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

SAVE ME SERIES

Hi Everyone!

I announced on Friday that I am creating a "Save Me" series of art. These are pieces will be paintings, drawings and my crazy sculptures of Elephants. All of the art will be sold on my beadwright.com and 10% of each sale will be donated to http://www.savetheelephants.org.  The last few months I have been so fortunate and this is a way giving forward. Plus this is a something that is important for me and my daughter.  Part of my good fortune was obtaining these beautiful 5x5" deep edge canvases. It is amazing how much better it is to work with and on good supplies. Here is more of the "Save Me" series. Each one is sold separately.

In 2018 we must stand
  
Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

ART SUPPLIES.

Hi Everyone!

Wow! I have been very fortunate this Christmas with art supplies. My Son sent me a Charcoal set with very nice paper. My daughter sent me a case with 51 pieces of art goodies. I am so blessed with the people in my life who support me in my art to make sure I am well supplied to create.   






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