Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My Art Every Day Makes Me Happy

Hi Everyone!

Since I started My Art Everyday something has changed in my out look and attitude. It is all good.  Part of why I wanted to do this is because where I live, Florence, Oregon, has some of the most depressing weather ever. It is not just me who feels this. It is constantly dark, overcast, raining, and lets us not forget the constant cold wind. Sunny days are few even in summer. So to help with this SAD I started creating everyday no matter what.  It has helped with my happy zone and the fact that I can see my improvements. Now I am still a novice at drawing and I still have a lot to learn, but I am happy with this #115 finished pieces of art in 115 days.

"Share the Love"


Oh the photo is not so great BECAUSE is it dark, rainy and windy out. So no good  lighting. ⛆  🙍
Better go create some art. LOL

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

Monday, April 24, 2017

MY ART EVERYDAY

Hi Everyone!

Here is it my  Art Everyday 114 finished pieces in 114 days.  I am happy with this one. She seem soft and sweet.
Have a wonderful day today.


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

BIRTHDAY SALE 25/25

Hi Everyone!

Yeah it is that time of year again. Ya know my birthday. I am not happy about turning 65 but I guess there is nothing I can do about it right? 😁  I certainly don't feel this old so that is truly what matters.
Every year I have a birthday sale and this year is no exception, So come on by to my Beadwright Etsy store to see what you need/want or must have. When you purchase $25.00 or more you will receive 25% off your total order. Just apply this coupon code in the appropriator box at check out. 2525BIRTHDAYSALE.  
BTW my actual birthday is the 27th so this sale will end on the 28th of April. 
 

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

INTRODUCING Janée N. Burkhalter, Ph.D

Hi Everyone!

I recently met a truly extraordinary woman. I knew this right off when seeing her art. She had ordered some leather from me and then sent a photo of what she created. Her art is very earthy, ethnic and powerful.  So in her own words I introduce to you 
Janée N. Burkhalter, Ph.D


Marketer. Educator. Scholar. Strategist. Artist.
In a nutshell, RANDOM.
I spend most of my time working as a marketing professor -- teaching about different types of marketing and researching about entertainment and social media. I also volunteer at a new church, helping with their marketing and strategic planning.
I love to travel, listen to music and watch TV. 
Not only because it makes me better at my job, but also because they inspire me.
When I need a totally different outlet, I create wearable art.
The name of my line is GIFTALENT and is part of the company I have with my family, BAJCA LLC. The name GIFTALENT comes from my favorite quote: "Your talent is God's gift to you. What 
you do with it is your gift back to God." - Leo Buscaglia 
From bracelets to clutch bags,
 I find joy in each handmade treasure I design and hope my customers find the same.
Whether I am teaching, writing, volunteering or creating I always pray that, big or small, my work is in some way a blessing.

Now the art.





Janée N. Burkhalter, Ph.D.
GIFTALENT
Art to wear. Art to carry. Art to love.
@giftalentshop on Facebook & Instagram  

Please leave a nice comment for Janée and be sure to visit her at the links above.

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY 4/20

Hi Everyone!

I can not believe that it is Paint Party Friday again. My week went by so fast. Some ups and downs this week but I did manage to finish my Art Everyday. A big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting. 
So last weeks art I forgot to count three pieces of art. I told you it was an up and down week. With this weeks art 
I am at  113 finished pieces of art in 110 days. 
Hey I am a bone head what can I say?

Enjoy the art.



Just playing around 7x5" acrylic




I love this creature. Finally finished it today.
 Gourd art with lots of fun embellishments.
 




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

Sunday, April 16, 2017

MY ART EVERYDAY NO TO THE KISS

Hi Everyone! 

I hope all of you had or are having a very nice Easter Sunday whether you celebrate it or not. I have had a busy day with lots going on, but I did get my Art Everyday finished. The makes 106 pieces of art in 106 days. 
No To The Kiss


Enjoy your day. 

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

Thursday, April 13, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY GOOD NEWS

Hi Everyone!

I am getting this out very early because I will be gone to my bead meeting tonight. The week has been so busy for me but the best news is that my MRI is benign!!!! You don't know the relief. Or maybe some of you do. So why did I go for an MRI? I have lost the sense of smell. Well not completely. I smell and taste wrong now. It is the strangest thing. I have been trough all the tests and probes. The one that upset me most was the smell test. You sniff 40 different smells and mark the option you think it is. When my Dr told me I only got 10 out of 40 right... I questioned her, "You mean I got 10 wrong out of 40?"  NOPE I only got 10 correct. Anyway life is such an adventure and now I get the joy of smelling things that aren't there. The problem is that when people go through this the odors are never pleasant.  At least we are laughing about it.  OK enough of that but I do want to thank all of you for the prayers, well wishes, healing energy, love and light that was sent to me.

Now for art.
Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday. Go check out all the other amazing artists who join in. You won't be disappointed.
I am so happy to say that I am at 103 days of finished art in 103 days. It is so much easier than I thought it would be. 
Hope you enjoy the art.















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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

ART EVERYDAY 102

Hi Everyone!

I am off early today to have coffee/breakfast with my very good friend. It is always a joy and I think a must for girls/ladies/women to get together. Girl friends are important and here in Florence I have some of the best. Do you have a girl friend? Someone you laugh with and make fun with? 
So here is my  102 piece of art in 102 days. 
You can't see it in the photo because we have no light here. LOL However, she does have blue eyes.


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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

ART EVERYDAY 101

Hi Everyone!

I am posting late today but at least I am posting. LOL  This is my drawing for my Art Everyday. Over the hump at 101 pieces of finished art in 101 days. Of course it is raining and dark overcast so the photo doesn't show this very well. She  looks better in real life. 
Enjoy your evening.


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

Monday, April 10, 2017

ART EVERYDAY 100 YAY

Hi Everyone!

I am so proud to say that this is  100 pieces of finished art in 100 days. Seriously, if you are even thinking of creating everyday, DO IT!!! It opens doors to your creative mind, and it is so much easier than you think. I am a very busy person. I have an in-home on-line business, I teach classes, I create to sell and I have a husband that is disabled, plus my own health issues. If I can do it you can do it.  This is a great example I only had 20 minutes this morning. It is enough time to draw or sketch. Now if you say, "well I know how to draw" I am just learning to draw so it takes me longer than say someone who has gone to art school. 
No matter what your art medium is I encourage you to create everyday. 

Here is number 100


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

ART EVERYDAY I AM LATE POSTING

Hi Everyone!

With all that has been going on here I have not posted my Art Everyday. I am keeping up and these pieces are 97,98, and 99 finished pieces of art in the same amount of days. Hope you enjoy your day and my art.

 Molded leather wall hanging with leather flowers.

Landscape with acrylics.

Abstract with acrylics

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

Thursday, April 6, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY ART n LIFE

Hi Everyone!

It has been a heck of a week.  So the bad stuff first and out of the way. If you have been with me for awhile  you know I share my body with lupus and I take care of it myself, (no lupus meds for me) With that I do need a doctor to help with the results of lupus. For me that is brain and spine tumors. The first two were found about 18 years ago, flat and not very big, slow growing and nothing to worry about. Over the years those have grown have mass and a third one joined in. Then two or three years ago my annual brain MRI revealed a head full of spots. It is pretty spectacular to see all of them. (not in a good way) Nothing "they" can do but my doctor did put me on a statin to keep plaque at a lower level. OK..... so this doesn't get too long and boring, I go in tomorrow for a brain MRI to make sure I don't have an Intracranial skull base tumor. Sooo I am asking what ever your prayer system is to please say one for me. 
Thank you so very much 

OK I am done with that. 😀

I had a really busy week with new items in my Beadwright Etsy shop, creating art, getting orders out and spending time with friends.  All fun things for me.  Leave a comment and let me know what you did this week. 
I really want to know.
Now for the art. I am still creating my Art Everyday and proud to say that I am 96 for 96.  It is so much easier than I thought it would be.
A huge thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting the best party each week. 
I can't wait to see what all of you have created.
Are you ready to see?







  I love this piece. She is so much prettier in real life. Molded Leather

Wishing everyone a great weekend.

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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

ART EVERYDAY NO MATTER WHAT

Hi Everyone!

This is my Art Everyday. I am committed to create everyday even if that day does not bring the best news. Sigghhhhhhhh. It is just one more issue with my health. I can't tell you how flippen  tired I am of health issues.  OH well, that is life and life carries on weather you are involved with it or not. So one might as well just get on with it right?  Last night I sat down to draw and this is what came out.  This makes 95 pieces of art in 95 days.

Wishing all of you the very best day.
 
Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Art Everyday #94

Hi Everyone!

Since I am going to be gone most of the day tomorrow with the doctor, and DH has no idea how to make a blog post. I am showing my Art Everyday for day #94.  I normally draw from photographs but this one is from my head. I need to do that more. I feel like she has a happy secrete.
  Now I am off to watch the last episode of The Walking Dead...... AGAIN. LOL
 
 
Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Showing the the last 5 pieces of Art Everyday

 Hi Everyone!

OK I have had time to breath. I have been sooooooo busy and tomorrow I have to drive into Eugene for a dr. apt.  No one knows how much I dislike that drive. Anyway I have been keeping up with my Art Everyday and wanted to post them.  Staring with day 89 to present. This makes 93 finished pieces in 93 days.

 Molded leather skull #89

Leather molded beauty face on painted canvas #90

 Drawing #91

Drawing #92

Drawing #93


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

JUST TOO BUSY

Hi Everyone!

I have just been too busy for my own good. LOL! Yes I am keeping up on my Art Everyday but have not been able to take photos and post. I will do that tomorrow, I promise. For now I want to show you all the goodies, well some of the goodies in my Beadwright Etsy store.  Beading, leatherwork,  and lots of very cool cabs. All of these items are perfect for art journals, multimedia arts, 3-D art projects, and so much more. Prices are set to sell and check out my "shop announcement" for discount codes.

Dihcroic glass cabochons with Nicole's BeadBacking and Ultrasuede or leather.
These are just a few of the amazing glass cabs we have. 





Ooohhhhh soft leather for just about any project. The colors are crazy good.




And of course what would I be if I didn't have skulls and day of the dead cabs. These are resin with excellent detailing. 
Yes you get Nicole's BeadBacking and Ultrasuede. 




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