Thursday, March 23, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY AND ART EVERYDAY.

Hi Everyone!

I just can't believe how busy I have been the last few weeks. Part is that we have had two days of sunshine I we made sure we were out of the house doing things. I am also finishes up some projects that I will be showing next week.  Big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday and to all the artists who show their art.

These are drawings for the week. This puts me up to 83 days of finished art.
 I promise next week I will have something other than drawings.







  In addition, I would love to draw like this maybe some day.
He is simply amazing



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

Sunday, March 19, 2017

ART EVERYDAY 76,77,78

Hi Everyone!

I have not forgotten my Art Everyday. I have just been so busy that I haven't posted on my blog.  So here are numbers 76, 77, and 78. I have posted them on FB so I am not cheating 😁😁 I hope your days are filled with joy and love.

Enjoy the art.
#76

#77
 #78

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

INTRODUCING DANA POWERS BEAD ARTIST

Hi Everyone!

I recently met a very nice lady by the name of Dana. Her energy about beading is infects and I simply had to share her work with you. 
In her own words


My name is Dana Powers I am married and have 2 grown children and 5 awesome grandchildren. I work full time for a Domestic Violence Shelter.
I have been beading for over 10 years. Beading is a form of relaxation for me. Bead embroidering is my favorite form of stitching. I feel as though I am painting with beads. I don't have a pattern and I create as I bead. I may see a color combination or an item that I want to incorporate into my beadwork. I am so fortunate to have beadwork in my life. 
I like using Nicole's BeadBacking foundation to bead on, because it is already colored. I used to dye my own material and it is time consuming and messy. 


You can reach Dana
 
If you are close to these shops check out Dana's art.
Lulu's 
142 S. Main St. 
Morton, Illinois  61550

Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 S. W. Washington
Peoria, Illinois. 61602
 
Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY 75 OF 75

Hi Everyone!

Ohhhh partial sunshine today. Thank the gods. We drove to Eugene, OR. to get out of the house and to get even more sun over there. We did the mundane things like go to Winco, ( a grocery outlet store that is very inexpensive and a very nice store) went to the mall to Penney's and Macy's to see if they had any blankets. OMG!!! Both stores carry the same crap blankets at exorbitant prices. Then across town to Bed Bath and Beyond. They also carry the exact two types of blankets that I don't like. I told DH maybe I should start a blanket factory and call it Bad Ass Blankets. LOL Hit the herb store and then the 2 hour drive home. I am whipped. Again I have been so busy this week and S-A-D that I have not yet played with the new molding product. I am doing that this weekend! It is suppose to start raining again tomorrow. uuhhggg..... So for this week my finished pieces are drawings. I have a beaded piece almost finished and will show that next week.  
So I hope you enjoy my drawings and for those of you who have been with me awhile can see my improvement. A big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday 
and to all the artists who share their art and inspire me to be better.






 



















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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I NEED SUNSHINE 74 OF 74

Hi Everyone!

I am seriously getting depressed with all this dark, dark, dark raining days. Seriously I need sunshine. I am exercising more and dropping Vit D like it is candy to keep me on the up side, but this day after day after day of dark miserable weather is really getting to me.  I know I shouldn't complain with all the bad weather that is happening back East.  
I just need SUN LOL OK enough of that.
Keeping up with my Art Everyday does help and I am venturing out to more that just faces. So here is my 74th piece of art in 74 days.  


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

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SALE AND CONTEST

Hi Everyone!

Wow what a day already. I had some things to do in town but those plans have changed. So I am home today and have a sale going on in our Beadwright Etsy store.  Use this coupon code to receive 20% off your total order. This is includes EVERY THING in our store including art that already has free shipping.  

If you need Nicole's BeadBacking, cab sets, glass beads, Looms by Mike, Ultrasuede, leather, bead patterns or tutorials, or beading thread or needles then come by our Beadwright Etsy store and us this coupon code at checkout.










So much more 
DHBD18 

It is good until March 18, 2017 

Now I have a contest going on. Yep and it is so easy you won't believe it. Send me a  photo of anything you have created using Nicole's BeadBacking. Be sure to include your name and address. This will automatically  put your name in the hat. On March 31, one name will be drawn to win a fabulous prize.  
Send your photo here 

Have a great day everyone!
Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Monday, March 13, 2017

MY ART EVERYDAY 73 FOR 73

Hi Everyone!

I am posting this tonight because I will be out and about tomorrow and not on line. This is My Art Everyday number 73 for 73. I am like an obsessed woman with these daily drawings and other art. A switch has flipped in my brain and all I want to do is draw, or create in other mediums. I just can't stop. LOL I do have a life and a busy one, I didn't think there would be time to create and finish a piece every day. It is so much easier than I ever thought. If you have been thinking of it I encourage you to go for it.  
Once you start the art door just open up. 
Sooo of course it is dark from rain, wind and clouds and my photo isn't great but you get the idea. I am happy with the shadows under the hand. I learn something new ever time I draw. 

Have a great evening and tomorrow too.



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

ART EVERYDAY 72 FOR 72

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday we has sunshine. OMG I almost fell out of my chair. Because of that we took the day and drove up coast to Bandon, OR. We walked around old town, talked to some old friends and made some new ones. It was so nice to feel the sun on my face with now wind. Got some good info for upcoming shows and had a nice fresh fish n chip lunch. Today is rain and wind, but I am happy I am not back east in the storm that is coming there. Be careful to all of you who live there. Stay warm and safe.
Since I was gone most of the day yesterday my Art Everyday was created pretty quickly, however I got it done and this is 72 pieces of art in 72 days.
I am finishing up two art projects today 
and then making an eyeball. giggle giggle
Enjoy your day.


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

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Hi Everyone!

I will be off  line tomorrow so I wanted to post my Art Everyday tonight. This is 71 finished pieces in 71 days.  I am trying to learn how to draw hands. They are so difficult for me. Any tips from you artists out there?   Hope you enjoy the art. 


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

ART EVERYDAY DAYS 69 AND 70

Hi Everyone!

My week was busier than normal so I wasn't able to post days 69 and 70 for my Art Everyday.  Even though I showed this little guy for PPF.  It is pouring rain today,  Geesss what else is new for here? We are suppose to get a break tomorrow, no rain and some sun. We will see how that works out.  For now here is the art. Wishing all of you a great day. 




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

Thursday, March 9, 2017

PPF DAY 68 OF ART AND NEW PRODUCT

Hi Everyone! 

Ohhhh myyyy I am swamped today. Along with my daily work and activities I have bead meeting tonight.  I also have to leave early for that to get my new glasses adjusted. Ya know how glasses hurt your head behind your ear? Well mine HURT!!! LOL Besides all of that, it is STORMING LIKE A MAD WOMAN OUT.  So here goes. First thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday and to all of the artist who join in.  Second here is the art I created this week. This is part of my Art Everyday and I am at 68 for 68. Actually I am ahead of the game but will just stay even with the numbers.






Molded leather skull with leather flowers. Her name is Ethel
The leather dries hard and is hollow inside.







Don't know what happened here. This little guy was difficult to draw and everything I tried made it worse. However, it is a learning time. 


 This one I am very happy with. I am learning how to shade clothing.
Third new product for me. I am always looking for molding materials. While searching the web I found this amazing site. EllimacsSFX 
The product is called ellimorph and it is a non toxic molding plastic. It comes in white beads that you simply put into hot water. When they turn clear you start molding. Watch this video.  You will be amazed. Now I haven't had much time to play with it but when I did I found that you should have a plan in mind of what you are going to make. It cools off pretty fast. I made a pendant bead and found that I could use a hot tool that I have to spread and blend the ellimorph. I didn't have to put it back into water. I also put a clear varnish on the bead. It is strong, will not break and getting it wet will not distort the bead. I also bought the dies. You get ALOT of die in each package, it is bright and full color. I will be using it for other art pieces. This product comes from Sweden, I received my package in 5 days and the pricing is excellent.

I will show what I have made with this next week. 
Off to make tacos then out the door.
Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

ART EVERY DAY 67

Hi Everyone!

Wow lots of bad weather yesterday. No snow but winds warning and SOOOO much rain. I am so ready for summer.  I was in the art room yesterday playing with the new product I got and will give a report on it tomorrow.  For now here is my Art Everyday. This makes 67 finished piece in 67 days.
Wishing all of you a very happy day.




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

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

LEATHER SKULL ART EVERYDAY

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday the weather was so cold, and snowy. Yes I said snowy, that we decided to stay in and keep warm. This did give me the extra hours I need to finish one of the leather molded skulls that needed embellishments. This is "Ethel" don't how she got this name bit it fits here. Molded leather with leather flowers.  This is also 66 finished pieces of art in 66 days.  What are you creating today?

Ethel is 12" long and 5" tall without the flower.


I love that her mouth is open like she is about to say something important. LOL

This leather has no mold left behind. The leather is hard and will not look it's shape. 
Here is the inside of the skull
 
Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Monday, March 6, 2017

MONDAY SNOW AND ART

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday was a weather day from hell.  Rain by the buckets, hail by the buckets, thunder, wind, and cold, cold, cold.  It snowed North of us and South of us, however, I woke up to about an  inch of snow.  
This type of weather never happens here in Florence, OR. 
 I am seriously done with winter. LOL.  ☃😭 
OK, enough whining, I am really happy with what 
I have to show you today for My Art Everyday. 
I am trying to venture into more of the human body with my portraits. 
It takes me longer butI am enjoying the learning curve. This little guy is so happy and full of giggles and laughter.
This is 65 piece of art in 65 days. 

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

Sunday, March 5, 2017

ART EVERYDAY 64 FOR 64

Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to have received a new product that came in the mail yesterday. I am one of those people, ya know a bit of OCDC, before staring a new project the WIP have to be finished. So today getting all the leather work finished, the art room cleaned up and then I can play with the new art thing. No no no I am not going to tell you what it is until I have had time to play with it. Then I will show you how this amazing product works. I just want to keep you guessing. LOL For now here is my Art Everyday 64 in 64 days.
 I am very much inspired by Lisa Isabella Russo   and Tammie Dickerson, both ladies create everyday no matter what. Thanks to Tammie for sharing info with my on drawing paper. Remember folks I am just a novice at this.  
So here she is. 


Enjoy your day.
 
Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

MY ART EVERYDAY 63 FOR 63

Hi Everyone!

So far it has been a very productive Saturday. I have new leather mold drying. Almost finished with the embellishments of a different leather piece, did my  63 piece of finished art in 63 days and I have sweet and sour ribs in the oven.  Oh and I did walk two miles today. YAY!!!! So what are you doing today?  For my Art Everyday here is drawing 63 in 63 days. This is easier than you think and the learning advantage is amazing. Enjoy your day.

 

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

Thursday, March 2, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY MARCH 3

Hi Everyone!

I am happy that today is Paint Party Friday. I think I have done some good work this week and sharing it with all of you just makes my day. I am so looking forward to seeing what all the artists have created this week, so let's get going. A huge thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting PPF.

This week I got some new drawing paper. It is Strathmore 70lb. This is heavier than I was using previously. This paper takes the graphite so much so that I have had to learn to lighten up on the pencils. Another lesson in drawing. So here are my pieces for the week this first also makes my count for my Art Everyday 62 for 62 days. 

  I just thought some laughter was needed
This is 61 for 61

This is a 5 minute draw. 

This was a quick draw too. I just couldn't get the fingers right and I didn't have time to mess with it. 

This girl had a really thick neck. When I tried to slim it down it just didn't look right. So here she is. LOL

I just love these brothers

This woman is so beautiful in the photograph
I had to try and draw her.

So that is the finished art for this week. Now remember I told you I had a new material that I used to make this guy.

 This is by no means my recipe in fact I found it on line from Joni Good. It is paper mache paste made with toilet paper. Now some of you may know of this and already use it. For me I have found my new best sculpting friend. It is used just like a soft clay, it hardens like ceramic but you don't have to fire it. For all the ingredients and a video go here. Scroll down to the second video. You will want to see this. Let me know what you think.
 Have a great weekend everyone!
Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.