Thursday, November 16, 2017


Hi Everyone!

First I need to apologize for not getting to all of you this last week. Lots of medical stuff going on out of town. I always leave a comment for everyone and I just couldn't get it done this week.  A big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting 
Paint Party Friday.  I have two drawings this week. Like I said lots of out of town traveling. 
Thank you to everyone who comments on my blog. I appreciate it so very much.
 Now for art.
This was a difficult study. Hiding the forefingers and thumbs and trying to make this look realist. It is all a lesson. 
To see the detail click on the picture.

I bought new paper last week and I DO NOT LIKE IT! 
It is Strathmore
drawing paper but not what I normally buy. It is lighter weight, a different tooth, and it folds or rolls. Shading is much different as well.  Next time I go to town I will get my regular paper.

Have a great weekend everyone!
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, November 9, 2017


Hi Everyone!

My week, again, has been a whirl wind. I am happy to say that I am handling it well on a lupus scale. Tonight I will be attending our monthly bead meeting. I know I have said it before, but I  can't express how much fun we all have. So I look forward to the night. Tomorrow morning a friend and I are driving into Eugene for an Art and Craft show. I can't remember the name of it but it is at the Willakenzie Grange, if any of my Oregon friends are interested. The weekend off and then it all starts again. LOL  Let me know how your week has been. I look forward to seeing all of your art. A big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting  
Now for art.
A few drawings

Silhouette painting

 I like how these two work well together on the wall.

and a bit of abstract.

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Paint Pary Friday 11/3

Hi Everyone!

I have had such an enjoyable week. The sun was out with no wind. We have never had as long of and Indian summer as this year and I am loving every minute of it. It is raining now but I feel OK with it. I also got my machines up and running for Nicole's BeadBacking. Thanks to all of you for being patient. Colors are coming in and I do have Midnight Black, Snow White, Dove Grey, and Mocha Cream in stock. Ya know at Beadwright I was able to draw a bit this week and finished a leather piece. 
Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting 

Here is "StoneWalled"

 Drawing for this week

Now, this isn't something I normally do but this is my great granddaughter for Halloween. Isn't she a cutie?

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Sunday, October 29, 2017


Hi Everyone!

It is a chilly Sunday morning and for some reason my search today made its way to hats. I have not done a blog post on hats in awhile. These are the hats that looked pretty, made me laugh or are just crazy. Enjoy 

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

Thursday, October 26, 2017


Hi Everyone!

Wow another week gone. So much going on in my life, (and thank the gods most of it good) that when PPF comes along I am scrambling to get something made up to show. I need to take some time for quiet, easy going art. LOL We took a drive to Bandon, OR. yesterday. It is one of our favorite towns here on the Oregon coast. People are so friendly, the art shops are pretty amazing and we just have a nice time. We do it at this time of the year because during summer the tourist make it impossible to enjoy the town. Haaa even my own town.  Then for what ever reason I have been sleeping in. I am normally up by 5AM 4:30 is better for me. I didn't get up until 8AM today. OMG!!!! I haven't done that since....... well I don't think I have ever slept in that late. It makes me feel like 1/2 my day is gone.  I guess I needed the sleep.  So a big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting 
Paint Party Friday. I am anxious to see what all of you have created this week. 

I did get this drawn early in the week.

This is something I have wanted to try for some time.  I did learn that lighter colors are better than the darker for detail. 

I used a canvas that has been repainted on many times. That did lead to some nice texture.

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Hi Everyone!

I have to tell you that last Friday the 13th, I had the BEST day. My friend, Deb and I started at 9:30AM and ended the day at 5:00PM. We laughed the whole day and at one place we were cutting up so much we got the cashiers in on it. One of the ladies ask if we were sisters, Deb and I put our heads together and both said, YES. I love sister friends. The rest of my week has been fast, furious and outstanding. I was invited to an art show for next month in Eugene and I can hardly wait. I could only hope that all of this happy goodness continues. Last Saturday was DemArts and our FAB bead group always attends. Another day of just fun. The winner of my Sparkle Cab Contest is Karan Parker be sure to scroll all the way down to see some amazing bead art.  Sooo with that I don't really have any finished art this week. Every piece is a WIP.  A big thanks to Eva and Kristen 
for hosting Paint Party Friday.

This is a special order

Leather sculpts

Showing people how to make a beady items.

 This is me leaning on my Sister Friend Debbie

and last and most beautiful. Here are some of the entries for my Sparkle Cab Contest. 

This is the winner
Karan Parker

Everyone did such a beautiful job at creating with my Sparkle Cabs.

Wishing everyone a happy weekend.

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, October 12, 2017


Hi Everyone!

Friday the 13th are my favorite days. There is something special about them for me and this one is no different. Just gives me a good ghostly feel 👻  and I always have the best luck on Friday the 13th. So something really good is going to happen. One thing I am meeting up with one of my beat beady friends for breakfast and then a day of shopping. My DH needs some rest and with me out of the house he can do that better. So with traveling back and for to Salem, OR. From Florence, OR. (a 3 hour drive one way) I haven't had much time to create. I am having itchy finger to get some painting done, ya know on canvas.  Maybe this weekend that will happen. For now I have a special order finished and more painted glass cabs. I am in love with the polka dots and may just have to keep those for myself. LOL  Bit thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday. I look forward to seeing what all of you have created this week. 

This was so much fun. I used a fan brush 
to create this

Again using a fan brush with a totally different effect.

These are SOOOO COOOOO and have such depth. The polka dots seem to float on the gold shinny background. The polka dots are vinyl.

Special order for a lady in Oklahoma. She wanted brown earthy colors and simple/pretty

 Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, October 5, 2017


Hi Everyone!

Wow this has been a fast and furious week. Recoup from the yard sale, then take DH to Salem, OR for surgery. It is a 3 hour drive one way. I am very thankful that Salem is a pretty easy city to drive in. The surgery went well and the staff were amazing. While I was there I had time to draw and so that is what I am showing for PPF.  A huge thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday.  
Also I have had a lot of people asking me where I get my art supplies. I only shop with Art Supply Warehouse. For those of you who live in or near Westminster, CA. you get to go there in person. However their website is amazing. The everyday prices are great and the sales are FANTASTIC!!

Check it out. Ohhh and look at these canvas prices!!!!

6672 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683
Monday - Friday : 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
(Pacific Standard Time)
Phone, Internet & Account Orders Monday - Friday : 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday : 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
(Pacific Standard Time)

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Hi Everyone!

It is time again for the best party, Paint Party Friday. A huge thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting. This week I actually drew a face and started a special order bead piece. Plus I got a few more cabs made. They have been selling quite well and I am happy about that.  
 So first the face. I have not drawn anything for several months and I have really missed it. 

Marbled Gold Leaf Cab. This has so much depth to it.

Green Eyed, with lots of shine

This is so pretty in real life. My camera just can't capture all the colors and shine

Here is one of my Day of the Dead Cabs. A special order. So far my hands are OK with it.

Last but not lease for all of you who live in or near the Florence, OR. area I will be having a very large yard sale Saturday Sept. 30 and maybe Sunday if the weather holds. If you are interested in stopping by email me for my address  EMAIL  LOTS AND LOTS OF GOOD ITEMS. BEADS, TOOLS, ELECTRONICS, FURNITURE, VERY NICE CLOTHES, AND MORE.... It all has to go!

On last thing, when you see my blog how is the font? Large, small or just right? 
I have been having trouble with it.
Honor and integrity in art, in life.