Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Hi Everyone!
I haven't had a sale in a while and thought February would be a good month for it. Everything in my Beadwright Etsy store is a whopping 35% off. Yep that is everything books, kits, loom, patterns, Nicole's BeadBacking including the limited special I already have in place on the "Three shades of Green Nicole's BeadBacking. So what do you have to do. Simply use this coupon code at check out.
Here are just a few of the items on sale.

New heart loom pattern

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art

Monday, January 30, 2012


Hi Everyone!
I hope all of you had a great weekend. I was of course recouping from my bout in the hospital. I am doing a bit better thanks to the antibiotics and all the well wishes.  I will find out soon what the biopsies show. In the mean time I will show you some of my new patterns I have listed both in my Beadwright Bead Coop and my Beadwright Etsy store. I say they are new, however, almost all of my patterns were designed from 1983 to present day. Updated the beads and colors and set them to PDF. So what are you doing today? I would like to paint today, however, I need to stand and move and do a dance when I paint. LOL to much for me right now maybe I will bead.
I really do want to know what all of you are doing.

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art

Friday, January 27, 2012


Hi Everyone!
For those of you who have been hangin out with me a while, know that I share my body with lupus, and migraine is an integral part of my life. Last week I got really sick, went to the hospital hotel for a night and had a procedure done on Tuesday. Since last Thursday I have had head pain, like right now! So this weeks art for Paint Party Friday is how my head feels.... for real....
Please be sure to stop Eva and Kristin's blog to see all of the wonderful art people are creating.
As I look at my piece it cracks me up, it isn't really my style. Okay so I am a bit strange but you all knew that from the gate. LOL
12x12 box canvas, acrylic painting, air brushing, glass eyes, seed beads, bone,
wood, glitter, clay, sea weed, spring.

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Hi Everyone!
The doctor put me on not 1 but 2 antibiotics today. I feel like some one ran over me and then backed and did it again. I have slept the afternoon away but before that I was emailing a lady by the name of Lisa Binkley. She is an amazing fiber/bead artist that uses my Nicole's BeadBacking. She sent a  photo of her latest piece. It is simply stunning, as is all of her art. Lisa resides in Waunakee, Wisconsin, however, her art travels and has been featured in the Smithsonian, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Bellevue Arts Museum. She is an instructor and is preparing for some February classes and I wanted to share them with you.

Thursday, February 16 - Sunday, February 19, 2012
Thursday: "Adding Sparkle & Texture to Your Quilts" lecture
Friday & Saturday: "Bead Embroidery for Quilters" 2 days of workshops
for the Heritage Quilters of Huntsville, AL
Contact: info(AT)hsvquilters.org
Sunday afternoon: 1/2-day bead embroidered ornament workshop--
"Dragonfly Fiesta Medallion"--for Huntsville, AL chapter of
the Embroiderers Guild of America

The above is just her February classes click here to see more upcoming classes.
Click here to  visit her blog. You will be thoroughly delighted with Lisa and her incredible art.

 I was trying to choose a few pieces of Lisa Binkley's art and I truly couldn't make a decision. Be sure to take some time to visit her.

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art


Hi Everyone!
I kind of over did it yesterday. OKay OKay... Mike already reprimanded me.... LOL  My main goal in life for the last 12 years is to stay as healthy as I can. lupus and now this new stomach thing,...so I found that when I am feeling, what for me, is good I tend to go all out. That is what I did yesterday. I was in pain but nothing I couldn't handle. Out of it I got a wild textured painting almost finished. It is wild! I will post it tomorrow on PPF. In the mean time, the benefit to getting sick, (hey there has to be some good out of it, right?) is you find out just how many people care about you. It is amazing. I am truly blessed to have all of you in my life. And theeennnnn yesterday I see a floral truck outside my house. I received the most beautiful bouquet of flowers all in shades of Lavender and purple. My very good friends Kelly Angeley and her sweet bough, Barry, took the time to think of me while they are on a trip to Calif and then Tucson. Kelly is teaching bead classes there this year. My photo isn't very good being it is 4:30 AM and no light. hee hee hee. The roses are the most ethereal Lavender and the Daisies Fuchsia/purple color. My favorite flower, I even have a tattoo of a daisy on my shoulder. I got it when I was 15, long before girls were getting tats. giggle giggle. So again thank you for all the love and caring. Kelly and Barry be safe on the road and enjoy that sunshine. Kelly told me it was 81 in LA yesterday.
My beautiful flowers.

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Hi Everyone!
It feels like a busy day.  I have been up awhile going over things I couldn't do yesterday. First I want to thank each and every one of you for the wonderful emails and e-cards. I will answer each one but it will take time. I received 108 good wishes emails. Thank you so much. You don't know how that makes me feel.
Ya know all warm and mushy inside. :)
The doctor took A LOT of biopsies yesterday, that I will know the results of on Feb 6. Really??? I have to wait that long? The nurse put a surgical hat on my head before going in and the first thing out of Mike's mouth was, "Ohh I should have brought the camera." OMG he loves taking photos of me in the hospital.
What is with that? LOL
So a few weeks ago I told you I had a surprise for you. Part of the surprise is on hold but I did manage to get this part accomplished. For a limited time only I have three different shades of green of Nicole's BeadBacking. I am so happy with these colors. I get more people wanted greens than any other color. So I have Leaf Green, Forest Green, and Bright Summer Green. These colors come in both the 12"x9" and the 9"x6" inch sheets. You can purchase them in my Beadwright etsy store or my NicoleCampanella web site 
This is a limited set of colors and will go fast so if you need the green for spring and summer beading projects now is the time to get them. I have reduced the price too so that is a bonus.

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art


Hi Everyone!

I know that some of you know who Bobbi Kirk is. She lived just up coast from me. A wonderful lady who created bead art from the depths of her heart. Bobbi had been battling cancer for quite some time. She passed away last night. She will be missed.

Some of Bobbi's art. You can see more here

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art

Monday, January 23, 2012


Hi Everyone!
Not doing well today, just wanted to stop in to say hello and to thank everyone for the most wonderful emails and comments.
Surgery tomorrow. EEEKKKKK  please light candles and send your healing energy my way.
Thank you.

For those of you who know me, know that I will not allow this to get me down. Hey I have been beating lupus for 12 years I can beat this too. So I thought I would share with you some art that really moves me.
Can you see or guess the materials used?

The answers
1 records, you know the old kind made of vinyl
2 chewing gum
3 dirt on a car windshield
4 empty prescription medicine bottles
5 a little bit of everything
6 woven rugs
7 post it paper
8 poker chips from casinos
9 more vinyl records
10 old video tape
Some great talent

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Hi Everyone!
Wow what a few days I have had. Friday morning we were waiting for the realtor to stop by our house. I had not been feeling well since Thursday night, but hey, I thought I could handle it. Well with out going into the gruesome details I ended up in the ER and the a stay in the hospital. Oh in the ER they gave me dilaudid. OMG what a great drug, until it wears off. (Thus the migraine I still have as I write.) It seems I have diverticulitis for sure and possibly a ischemic bowl. Ohhh how fun is getting old?? I had a million dollars worth of tests and Tuesday I go in for a "cheek to cheek" scope. Yaaa know from both ends. EEEEkkkkk. I do like my surgeon though and I feel I will come out of it OK. Probably with yet another migraine hhhggg...
My dear sweet husband thought it would be nice to take a few photos of me. I am so loaded and in pain at the same time in these photos that I had to share them with you. You all have seen me at my best in photos and now you get the rare chance to see me at my worse. Hee hee hee.
What scares me more than the illness are the medical bills I have coming.

So here I am, I like laughing at myself so you can too. I was TRYING
to speak to my daughter on the phone.

Mike brought my sketch book and the latest BSD magazine. The nurses thought it was so cool I am published in it. And several of the nursed that have piercing ordered the Beaded Belly Button piece. Believe me there was no time to sketch. See the throw up bag next to me. hee hee hee Plus they had me drinking more fluids than a fish.

 OOhhhh yeeesssss higher than a kite.
Honor and Integrity in Life in Art

Friday, January 20, 2012


Hi Everyone!
It has been a week with the Pacific coast storm still in full force. Although the wind did die down a bit last night, we will see what the weekend has to offer. Today for Paint Party Friday I have created another of my series of leather sculpture faces. This is entitled, "Cat Lady".  Painted on a 12 x12 box canvas with acrylics, air brush, pods and seeds, cat claws, leather, porcupine guard hair and two white heart seedbeads.
So I hope you enjoy this piece and be sure to stop over at Eva and Krisin's blog to see all of the art for

Now before anyone freaks out about the cat claws, I would like to remind you that my Native background teaches to use all things with respect and to honor the animal or nature. That includes the animal that gave the leather too.

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Hi Everyone!
This is a quick post. We are in the midst of a storm that is massive. The wind blew our gate right off the hinges. Hope our fence makes it through the night as the storm is suppose to get worse this evening and all through the night. Electric is on again off again but some of my beading buds have had no electric since last night. I have the gennie ready, candles and our outdoor cooking gear. Oh yeahhh and the beer.
These photos are not too clear. The wind was blowing me across the yard.
Talk to all of you soon.

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art

Monday, January 16, 2012


Hi Everyone!
Well our beautiful  weather has come to an end for a few days. It started snowing around 3:30 AM. Yes I was up with head pain, it is gone now. The snow got heavier at dusk, big, wet, flakes coming down pretty hard. Hey, I lived in snow country most of my life and even though this look pretty right now, I hope the is all we will see of it. LOL
With the banks and post office closed, and the snow on the ground I am in for the day. I am painting and doing some clay work. What are you doing today?

Here is the snow out my front window.

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art