Thursday, October 19, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY 10/20/17

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





DemArts
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.
 

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY 10/13

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

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

Thursday, October 5, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY 10/6

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!!!!


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

Thursday, September 28, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY YARD SALE AND ART

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

Yard Sale

 Hi Everyone!

Well it is on. For Saturday any way. The rain seems to be lifting for Saturday so I will be having a yard sale that day. Maybe Sunday if the rain stays away.  If you are in or coming to the Florence, Oregon area come see what I am selling. Beads, tools, electronics, furniture, new and gently use clothes, art and more. If you want to come email me for my address. Email


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

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

I STILL LOVE SHOES

Hi Everyone!

I haven't done a shoe post in a long while and decided to show off what I found.  If I were rich I would have a  house full of funny and unique shoes. aaahhhh I guess that will have to be in my next life. LOL For now I have these. Enjoy. 








 These are just creepy


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

Thursday, September 21, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY

  Hi Everyone!

I am one who likes change when I am in charge of the changes. Other wise don't mess with my routine. It you have an Etsy store, you know that over the last few years they have had several CEOs that have made changes NOT conducive to the hand crafted artist or supply seller.  That is how Etsy started and made their money, however, that was all changed several years ago allowing big business to come in and sell. Ya know corporate greed.  Then, other small changes and this year huge changes. Especially changing the algorithm of how people can find you on Etsy. It leans all towards the big sellers. Of course then they put in Etsy Studio, another harmful addition for sellers. Personally my sales on any given day have dropped 85 to 100%, and it is SO VERY NICE of Etsy to show me those facts right on my dashboard. A few months ago I reopened my Beadwright website and the other day closed my Beadwright Etsy store. I actually put it on vacation mode with a note directing people to my website. Ya know, if anyone is even going there. LOL  Sooooo I said all of that to say that working my website again has taken all of my time and I didn't  have much art this week.  I have these hand painted cabs and this silly box that I have fallen in love with and have filled with personal goodies. 
These smaller 25x25mm cabs are a bit more  difficult to paint than the larger ovals.







Now for silly, just to show people they can make ANYTHINGfor my Sparkle Cab contest.



A big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday and to all the artists who share each week. Looking forward to seeing what you created.



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

Thursday, September 14, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY WHAT IS A CAB?

Hi Everyone!

Again I can't believe how fast this week flew by. We had to days of out-of-town to doctors for DH and for me to meet my new NP. I love her! Yesterday I got out in the sunshine to shoot hoops. Ok Ok, it took me a minute to get the hang of it again. So the first part was more like "chasing the ball" LOL  I use to play basketball in the 8th grade and probably haven't been on a court since then. "cough cough" we are talking some 52 years ago. Wanna know how weak your arms are? Go shoot hoops. We had so much fun and will do it again this weekend.  The other thing I am very happy about is in the last 12 days I have lost 8 lbs. Yep, I took myself off of  Omeprazole ( Prilocect) 5 weeks ago after finding out about the osteoporosis. 
 That was the culprit. 12 more lbs and I will be back to normal. LOL. 

 I want to thank all of you who have been writing me about my hand painted cabs. A few of you asked, "What is a cabochon/cab?"   If you are not into stones or jewelry making you would not know that.  The true definition of a cab is a stone or more so a gemstone which has been cut, shaped and polished without facets. The shape is domed on top and a flat bottom. Over the years this has changed a lot. Cabs are faceted, they are now made of every material known to woman, and the dimensions and shapes are what ever you want. Cabs were originally  used for jewelry, but now they are used in every aspect of art. I was also asked how I paint my cabs. Here are a few step by steps. 
First though a big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting 
Paint Party Friday and to all the artist who share their at and come by by blog to say hello. I appreciate so very much. 

OK, you need glass cabs. plastic scratches too much and losses value if you are going to sell them. Plus you want your art on the best canvas. I also use TesTors enamel paints. Yes, I know some people use nail polish, but again I am looking at a value point to this art. 
Plus I get brighter color satiation with the TesTors.
Like any glass painting art, you start with the colors or design you want to show first. So, if I want the middle of a flower I would paint that first and work backward from there. 


The start

Adding color with paint brush
 Adding more paint


 Use a stiff fan brush

 Continue to add paint and design as you go.


 TesTors paints can be found in Hobby stores where they sell model cars.

Hope you enjoyed this. Please leave me a comment if you have any questions.




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