Thursday, December 1, 2016

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY DEC. 1

 Hi Everyone!

I can't tell you how busy I have been the last two weeks. Company for the holidays, work, and what ever else invades my day. LOL I hope all of you had a very nice TG. I think a lot of you are feeling the same as me when I realize this is Dec. 1 and the last month of the year. Where did it go? For me I am glad it is almost over. Not a very good year for us but we are still standing and hoping for better days. Soooooo with all that has been going on I did manage to get a few pieces of art completed.

I actually have a hat very similar to this that I bought when I was in Japan. So I am guessing that is where this came from. LOL. I am happy with this piece. Don't have a name for it.

Click on photos to see better. 




This really did morph from something totally different. Every piece of art is a learning experience.
 

This painting changed a few times but now I am liking it. I am very happy with the colors and the glow of it. 
 

A big thanks to Kristen and Eva for hosting Paint Party Friday. Be sure to stop in to see all the very creative people joining the party. Paint Party Friday

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

Sunday, November 27, 2016

 Hi Everyone!!

Just letting you know that this begins now!!!

25% off  EVERYTHING AT BEADWRIGHT 



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

Thursday, November 17, 2016

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY 11/18

Hi Everyone!

I know this is very early posting for Paint Party Friday however, if I don't do it now I will not have time later.  The next two days are busy busy busy.  I was able to spend some time in the art room this week working on a new painting that I will show next time. I am also working on leather boxes. I ordered some single shoulders that were on sale and are beautifully tanned. For now though Here are two drawings that I was able to create.  
The first is named "Intense"

 

This second one is "Dejection"
I have drawn this woman in the past. The life she shows on her face haunts me.





It is dark and stormy here and I can't get a good photo of this drawing.

A huge thanks to Kristen I and Eva for hosting Paint Party Friday, and to all the incredible artists who join in.
 


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

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

INTRODUCING DINI ALVES

Hi Everyone!

Today I want to introduce to you a very good friend and an amazing bead artist. Dini Alves. She is such an inspiration not just in beads but in all art and as a wonderful woman. I love her use of color and designs. She makes me miss beading more than I can say.

In her own words



Born in Cleveland, Ohio - moved to California many decades ago. My portfolio is diversified: macrame, weaving, quilting, graphics, publishing, ceramics, yarn works, beading, major volunteering activities... my work benefits from each and every turn in my life. I am a self-representing artist and I live with my hubby and 2 dogs in the forests of southern Oregon. We travel extensively and I enjoy learning from other cultures about their arts and crafts. I believe we are products of all that we experience in life.

I am primarily and currently a bead artist, a "beadologist"; a multi-media artist who brings color, texture and originality to each individual creation. Working often with unique embellishments, I consider my work new and constantly evolving. The pieces are truly collectible objects d'art for the discerning connoisseur. I continue to expand my ability for expression through many medias, using them in harmony with each other. Truthfully, I enjoy any art that pushes the envelope ~ I endeavor to follow that path with my own work. I adhere to: "Thinking Out of the Box". Always looking for that next challenge, I continually ask myself "...what if?" I invite you to own and enjoy a multi-media art piece from Beadazzled of Oregon and we'll walk on the cusp of a new exploration together!

Each unique design creation is a one-of-a kind, wearable, enjoyable piece of artwork and is a product of my own passions. May it bring you the same peace and joy that creating did for me ~ Enjoy!

P.S. Maybe you have some special personal or family momento ~ let's use them in a unique piece in your own chosen colors made especially for you. It could be a wall hanging, jewelry piece or any one of the other multi-media concoctions that I put together! Contact me anytime and we'll get started ~ ...with gentle spirit.
 









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

Thursday, November 10, 2016

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY NOV 11

Hi Everyone!

OMG!!! what a week.  Every day this week I had to drive out of town. I am so tired of not living where things are convenient. Part of the drive out was to the Ear Nose and Throat doctor. I have not had an ear test since....  well can't remember, so a long time. Now for those of you who don't know I am 64  years old. In my opinion there is NOTHING fun or good about getting old. So when the tech told me I had the ear/hearing of a 20 year old I was pretty happy. When I finally saw the Dr she told me how amazed she was at my hearing and even checked my chart for my age. One thing that is working right. LOL 
I did have a chance to paint this week and I happy with this piece. I hit the the colors just right so the painting glows even with a light on it. 
This is acrylics on a 24x20" gallery canvas.
 "Welcome to Fall"

  
I am linking up with Kristen and Eve hosts of Paint Party Friday.
Thank you ladies for the best party.

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

Thursday, November 3, 2016

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY NOV. 4

Hi Everyone!

Wow I do not know where this week has gone. I feel behind in so many things.  I just need to get a grip. LOL  I did join in with AEDM. It is already feeling difficult to keep up and it's only day 3. YIKES.  Plus I am not happy that in the US this weekend is turn the clocks back. My opinion of this? STUPID!! It doesn't help anyone, ohhh except the electric company. 
That is my bitch for the week. Here is my art.
I do wish all of you a very happy weekend. 
Thank you to Eva and Kristin for hosting Paint Party Friday.

This drawing was done so quickly yesterday it was crazy. I see some wonky spots and maybe later I will work on it more.


I do like this one and am happy I left the hair just outlined.

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

AEDM

Hi Everyone!

I am so busy this month that I truly am wondering why I committed to AEDM. With that said, this challenge has made me rethink some of my priorities. A very dear friend of mine has been away from blogging, FB, and other social media for several months now. When I asked her why she said, "I didn't have time to create". That is exactly how I felt yesterday, when it was 3 in the afternoon and I hadn't even started a any kind of art for AEDM and I had a date for the evening. 
(Yes with DH)  So I am reorganizing my time a bit  so I can create more.  Now that you have read my excuses you know I am not happy with this drawing. I drew it so fast my pencils thought I was "quick draw" LOL Even though I am a novice at this I know when it is not quite right. 
Be kind when you comment. :)
Thank you Leah for hosting Art Every Day Month


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

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

AEDM DAY 2

Hi Everyone!

This is day two of Art Every Day Month. Today I am showing something very different for me. This is a photo I took and DH made the frame for me. 

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

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Art Every Day

Hi Everyone!
I have decided to try and do Art Every Day Month hosted by Leah of Create Every Day  We will see how I keep up. There seems to be a lot of people joining in this makes me excited to see what people are creating. Here is my first entry. 

Happy November to all of you.


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

Monday, October 31, 2016

SHADOW

Hi Everyone!

Day before yesterday we had a micro minute of sunshine. Just enough for a few photos on the back deck, when I saw this shadow. It just interested me. Since day before yesterday it has been storming. The wind is wicked coming from the Pacific ocean. We had to crack a window upstairs and one down so the  house would quick shaking. I am sure there are trees down. Glad I don't  have to go anywhere today.  So  here is the shadow. I think I might paint it. 
Wishing all of you a very nice Monday.


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

Thursday, October 27, 2016

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY OCT 28

Hi Everyone!

I seriously can't believe it is time for Paint Party Friday already. I have had one heck of a busy week.  Thankfully I drew this early in the week so I do have something to show for PPF. 

Good news today from the Neuro Ophthalmologist.  DH eyes are almost healed looking straight on. So last visit the doc said straight on is a 3 and to the left a 5 (1-10 )  1 good 10 bad.  Today he is 1 straight on and 3 to the left. Doc said it should continue to heal but that there will most likely always be double vision on the left. We do not have to go back. Hurrraaayyyyyyyy.....  Again I want to thank all of you for the prayers, healing energy, burning candles, and the love and light.
 It all works.

A huge thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting PPF and to all the artists who join in to show their art.
I am kind of hooked on drawing the open mouth. So here is another screaming girls. I drew this on Sunday when the new season of TWD started. I think she is running from the walkers. LOL 
Have a great weekend everyone.




This is the photo of my inspiration




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

Monday, October 24, 2016

LOW FAT MUFFINS THE BEST EVER

Hi Everyone!

I am always experimenting with low fat, low calorie snacks. Most of you know I am a vegetarian and I make my own veggie burgers. Anyway, for years  I have not added oil or butter to my cakes and muffins.  The way I do this is by taking the small about of white sugar and eggs and beating them with a mixer for at least 5 minutes. Doing this adds air to the mixture quadrupling the volume.  I also use a cup of cooked veggie. I like sweet potato best but white potato, carrots and beats work just as well. OK on to the new recipe. The first thing I did was take 1/4 cup of good slow cooking oats.
 (I am NOT a fan of quaker)  and grind into a rough flour in food processor. 
preheat oven to  350 degrees and prepare a muffin pan with paper cups.
You will need
2 eggs
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato
1 grated medium carrot
1/2 cup finely ground almonds unsalted
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup ground oatmeal
1 t vanilla or almond extract
2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt

Beat eggs and sugar for 5 minutes. Add sweet potato,  carrot and extract. Mix until combind.
Add dry ingredients. Once completely mixed spoon into cupcake pan. Bake for approximately 12 minutes. Insert a toothpick if it comes back clean they are done. Depending on your elevation you may have to bake a few minutes longer. 

You can frost them if you like but they do not need it. 
Or sprinkle powdered sugar on them. hhhmmmm good

Hope you try it.
 


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

SALE ONE WEEK LEFT

Hi Everyone!

Just a reminder that there is one week left for our Beadwright sale. Use coupon code HALLOWEVE16 at check out to receive 20% off your total order. That includes all art, art has free US shipping as well, beading patterns and tutorials, books, Ultrasuede sets, leather,  looms, needles, Nymo thread, and of course Nicole's BeadBacking. 
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So much more so come check it out and use this coupon at check out.

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

Thursday, October 20, 2016

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY OCT 21

Hi Everyone!

It is STILL storming something wicked here. 
Even with light it is dark today so again my photos are not the best. 
I have my bead meeting tonight and want to get this posted now. Speaking of something wicked you know how macabre I am. Hee hee hee  So here is some fun scary drawings. A huge thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting Paint Party Friday 
and to all of the incredible artists who join in each week. 





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

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

MY KIDS

Hi Everyone!

I had the best time with my kids the last few days. The left the east cost storms to see first hand the west coast storm we are in. We didn't care and just enjoyed each other. 
I will miss them even more now.  
My son Troy and my Daughter April Dawn. Yeah they are grown but they will always be my babies.


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

Thursday, October 13, 2016

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY OCT 14

Hi Everyone!

I know I am posting very early for Pant Party Friday, but I am so busy today that it is now or never. LOL  I am taking an online class today on how to draw better portraits. As you know since the last 29 Faces I am hooked on the human face.  Plus I am getting ready for a long over due visit with my children. Yayyyy!!!! Both my son and daughter will be flying in from the East Cost to visit me here on the West Cost.  They are both leaving their families home so it will be just us. I am thrilled to have them home, if only for a few days. They both survived hurricane Mathew and now we are suppose to have our first big storm of the year. No ocean time here. LOL  Those are just a few of the reasons to post early. 
Thank you to Eva and Kristin for hosting the best party of the week. Paint Party Friday.  Wishing everyone a wonderful rest of the week and weekend. Here are two faces for now. 









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

Monday, October 10, 2016

FREE MINI TOP HAT TUTORIAL

Hi Eveyrone!

I have had so many emails about how to make this Mini Top Hat. So I have put a PDF together  with instructions. If you would like a free copy just email me and I will send it off to you.  



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

Sunday, October 9, 2016

HALLOWEEN FUN TODAY

Hi Everyone!

I am one of those people who REALLY dislikes clutter and yes, I am a clean freak. So when the nik naks, and hanging art gets to be too much for me I tend to pack. Weeelllllll sigh.... I did that last spring when I was cleaning. In doing so I packed away a huge box of  my Halloween decorations. I am here to tell you I have some very cool hand made and store bought decorations. Can I find that box? NOOOO. I have looked in every storage box we have. I am very good about putting a number on the boxes and then logging what is in them in a book I have. Okayyyyy so I am anal about this. LOL  However, I can not find my Halloween box. It is to the point of driving me nuts.  In the meantime I have to have something to hang on the door and in my windows. Today I made a Halloween wreath and a pretty skull bow.  This was a fun day.

The wreath still needs a hanging system which will be a chain I have.
The skull is from Dollar Tree. The eyes light up and change colors. It is so cool for a buck.
I made the top hat out of my Nicole's BeadBacking.


Artificial flowers from Walmart $1.50 each. 
 Pumpkins for the hat are stick on from the Dollar Tree.
Ribbon I had on hand.
 Glitter tarantulas from the Dollar Tree. They are quite large.
Hey it has to be crawling up a plastic bone. Yep Dollar Tree.
  The second trantual is on the hand from the arm bone. Yes I broke it. LOL
They are actually salad tongs there are two of them. 
 Glass eyes I had left over from my beading days.

This silver and diamond hand is actually a bracelet that I wear. It clips around my wrist and fit perfectly on the wreath. I will remove it after Halloween. Or of course if I need to wear it.  
 

This is another glitter skull and bow from Dollar Tree. I attached the skull to the bow, made a top hat and a hanger on the back. His eyes light up and change color too.  
Oh and the jaw moves too.
 
 
I love it when I can find inexpensive items to create something I love. 
What are you doing for Halloween? 

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