Monday, June 26, 2017

Art EveryDay

Hi Everyone!

I have been busy with.... well life. LOL  Three doctor's appointments this week for DH. So I am getting back into 10 minute sketches. This keeps on top of my Art Everyday. I am also doing more beading and that takes WAYYYY more time that drawing or painting. I do love making new patterns though. This latest has beaded up very nicely.  Also two 10 minute sketches. This brings me to 177 of finished art in as many days.
Have a very happy Monday!





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

Thursday, June 22, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY 6/23

Hi Everyone!

We finally have what we call summer here. Anyway for the last few days. So every morning DH and I have been walking. Then home to take care of the day. I still don't have all my Art Everyday Photos taken but here are a few I took today.  A big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday. Looking forward to seeing what all of you have created.

A new pattern from a doodle I was doing while on the phone. 
The beads for this should be here Saturday. Guess what I will be doing this weekend? 😀





 

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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

THIS WAS A BEACH DAY

Hi Everyone!

Just before DH first back procedure we decided to go to the beach. Now we don't go very often because it is so cold on our beaches. Not a bathing suit and flip flop type of place. More like bundle up and hold on. The Pacific Northwest is cold. So we headed up over the dunes and took some photos. The day was sunny so that was a plus. The tide was out too so we go pretty close to the Sea Lions. I know I complain a lot about the weather here, with that aside it is pretty here. 
Enjoy the photos. 








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

Monday, June 19, 2017

Hi Everyone!

I am so behind in taking photos of my Art Everyday. The sun has been out and since we don't get much of it I am out of doors as much as possible when it's here. 😀 Yes vitamin D is taken in pill form here. LOL  I tried to take photos last night and well only two turned out. I am trying to improve my drawing with hands. Hands are as interesting as faces. 
So Here are two that I got half way decent photos of.
 Happy Monday to you all.


These are actually my hands. I had a real difficult time with this so don't judge me to harshly. 
It is all a learning experience.

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

Friday, June 16, 2017

IT'S A RED SALE AT BEADWRIGHT

Hi Everyone!

Yay I am back on line! My Beadwright Etsy store is open  (I know earlier that previously stated) but that is good for all of you. I am having a RED SALE! Anything in my Beadwright Store that is RED or has RED in it has been marked down. No coupons to mess with. This includes Nicole's BeadBacking, art, beading patterns, threads, beads, Ultrasuede and anything else that has RED on it. No other coupons apply to this sale please.

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

Thursday, June 15, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY 6/16

Hi Everyone!

Well this time I have had offline and taking care of DH with his back procedures has been a good time for me. It would have been better if we could have gone to AZ.... sighhh.... but at least I have been able to do some things I really love. As most of you know I was a very successful bead artist for most of my life.  lupus made it so difficult that several years ago I had to stop beading. That doesn't  mean I have lost my love for it. I still am very active in the beading world. The last month or so my hands have calmed down a lot. They haven't been shaking at all and I have a bit more strength in them. Still no feeling in my hands but I have been able to to a bit of beading. I am thrilled with this. Now it is not the massive advanced pieces I use to do but at least I can bead a bit right now.  I have also kept up with my art every day but will show all of those later this week. I am at 166 pieces of art in 166 days. I am counting the bead patterns I am showing today. It's all art. 
I look forward to catching up with all of you. 
 A big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday.

You may remember this acrylic painting I did a while back, well I made a bead pattern from it. 

Loom Bead Pattern
This is another one of my Crow patterns in Loom Beading
Even though I do not smoke medical marijuana I am an advocate of it and have many pieces of beaded jewelry and lighter covers with pot leaves. This is my newest addition.
I also love predator birds. The Eagle is one of my favorites. I do have this tested
The last one is of course you guessed it another skull. How can I not with my hands being so good.

This one I am testing right now and it's almost finished. 
Yes this is one of our looms made by DH
Looms by Mike

I had to use different colored beads from the pattern. Pattern beads are ordered. I just had to bead it!
Wishing all of you a happy weekend.


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

Thursday, June 1, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY JUNE 2

Hi Everyone!

Can you believe it is June? Half the year is gone. I didn't make any goals or resolutions this year, I felt a turmoil in my spirit and I was right. So I just take each day as it comes and hope for the best. Life is a strange, wonderful, adventure that takes us places we may never have thought of.   
Not so much physical places but those deep recesses of our mind and spirit. A place of growth and knowledge. A place where age gives you some sort of immeasurable confidence to accomplish. I have said many times, "There is nothing good about getting old" I was wrong. I was looking at it from veiled eyes. I "see" things differently now and I look forward to the future, wherever that may take me.

Now for art.

12x24" Acrylic abstract #150 for my Art Everyday.
 I used a very shinny liquid acrylic blue to top this. Can't really see how metallic it really is. 

12x24" Abstract #151







Linking up with the wonderful ladies Eva and Kristen for Paint Party Friday. Come see what artists have joined in to share their art.


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

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

LIFE SEEMS TO GET HARDER

Hi Everyone!

My mom use to tell me that getting older doesn't make life easier. She was so right. It seems the older DH and I get the more difficult it all is. Especially with DHs health.  SIHGGGGGG... I guess we just hold our chins up and do what we have to do. Soooooo we had a very early day getting up at the butt crack of dawn to see the doctor in Salem, OR. It is almost 3 hours to where the doctor is. Of course it was dark and overcast the whole day, which doesn't help with ANYTHING. LOL  On the way home we took a back road off I-5 and my whole spirit was calmed. No sunshine but the area was amazing. We are going to take that route from now on. Next time I will get photos of it.  So now that I am done whining I will show you a few of the pieces I have finished for my 
Art Everyday.
Thank the stars for art.  







Life may not be what you think it should be, so make it what you want it to be no matter what.

My motto for now.


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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

PPF Ellimorph Faces Cabs

Hi Everyone!

I have had a great week in the art room. Lots of new things made and fun products to play with.
First I want to thank Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday
Second a big thanks to all the artists who join in to share their art. 
 Art for this week is still on schedule  for My Art Everyday. 
I am at 145 pieces of art in 145 days. Here are a few of them.

I was happy with her hand. 


Huichol beading on leather La Loba Espiritural numeral dos.
 My good friend/sister is naming my faces on FB. This one is tequila, straight shot.



Now, do you remember a few months back when I received a product called Ellimorph? It is plastic beads that are submerged into hot water and then can be formed into shapes. I finally had time to play with it. I made hands for my creature. Then I made several molded flower cabochons. I Sooooo love this!!! I want to take a whole day just to play with Ellimorph.
 If you are interested you can check it out here. 

I made a wire armature then covered in Ellimorph.

and here is the finished creature. Made with a gourd top, home made paper mache paste, Ellimorph, leather hair, acrylic paints varnish and plastic eyes.






  Cabochons for beading and other multimedia art projects
The detail is amazing.


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

Monday, May 22, 2017

PLAYING WITH ELLIMORPH

Hi Everyone!

It is a gorgeous day today in Florence. Warm sunny day. Finally. I have been out most of the day just taking in the warmth. Early this AM however, I did start the making of some hands for a project I am working on. Normally I make an armature and start layering on the clay or paper mache. Today I thought I would see how the Ellimorph works. OMG!! so easy and so much fun. The best part is that you just put it on then you can sand it, cut it, and if you want put it back in hot water to reshape it. I also have a small heating tool that I can shape with as well. I love this stuff!!!!
So here is the rough, first stage of the hands. 

 These hands will be sanded, trimmed and then pasted over then added to the art project.





Heating tool to melt the Ellimorph to shape.
 Nicole/Beadwright 

Honor and integrity in art, in life.