Thursday, July 11, 2013

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY WEEK 18

Hi Everyone!
I am getting this posted early. I have been packing and trying to keep things organized. EEEKKK moving, what a job!  Since I don't have time for painting or making anything new right now I am joining Paint Party Friday with another older piece. This is a traditional Huichol beaded sun. You know I have to have the sun around me even if it doesn't show up much here in my part of the world. LOL


For those of you who don't know, Huichol beading comes from the Huichol people in Northern Mexico. Seed beads are adhered to an object with warm bees wax,  hole side facing out. I was able to know about this type of beading from my grandmother who spent time with the Huichol Indians in the 1960s. I devised my own bees wax and pine sap mixture in 1988 and started to create.  In 1996 I was honored to meet an elder of the tribe and was blessed to create tradition motifs. I was also asked for my bees wax and pine sap recipe. Yes I shared.
 
Here is a close up of how the beads are laid.


Honor and Integrity in Life in Art
Nicole/Beadwright

41 comments:

  1. Oh wow. That is beautiful Nicole. What did you ever do with this beauty? Totally awesome. Great work. Love the colors and thanks for the information about it. Happy PPF!
    gloria

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  2. Thank Gloria. This art piece hangs in my studio. I have created hundreds of Huichol pieces.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  3. What beautiful intricate work.

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  4. Wow! What an amazing piece of artistry, craftsmanship and patience. I have an embroidered Huichol men's belt that I purchased over 25 years ago. I had it framed and is currently hanging in my den. Blessings!

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  5. This is fabulous.. lots of work in it. Thanks for your comment on my blog. The Art Festival is in Roseburg OR. Every year at the end of June. Its held in the grounds of our Art Center in town. This is the link they sent me...you can look it up.
    http://uvarts.com/summer-arts-festival/

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  6. Nicole, wow!!! What an absolutely astonishing, beautiful piece. I'd never heard of Huichol before, and now I'm really intrigued. How do the pieces hold up in hot weather?

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  7. what an amazing piece! beautiful colors and patterns and what patience! thanks for sharing!

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  8. Awesome! Really beautiful and strong! <3

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  9. what a facinating technique! I had no idea beeswax was used! Lovely work.

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  10. My jaw dropped, girlfriend! That's beyond beautiful!

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  11. wow this is wonderful Nicole, lots of hardwork involved, but the results are stunning, Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.com/2013/07/works-in-progress-for-paint-party-friday.html

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  12. This is totally fantastic, love the patterns and warm colours. A real sunshine! Valerie

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  13. I love it! great piece and colors

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  14. This is beautiful! it must take a long time and a lot of patience to create something so detailed

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  15. Your sun is wonderful, dear Nicole! And your story about these technique is so fantastic. Love this art and your post. HPPF Erika

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  16. Oh, I work with patience, very handsome. Saludos

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  17. wow very intricate and beautiful.

    Hugs Giggles

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  18. Nicole, is there anything you can't do? Wow, what a stunning piece. Absolutely love it. Good luck with the move and pace yourself (easier said than done).

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  19. oh wow Nicole-this is simply stunning!!!

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  20. Wow, that is amazing! I can't beleive you made that! Hope you move goes smoothly.

    Rita

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  21. Thank you for sharing this beautiful art! I can't imagine the concentration and dexterity required, along with a gift of design and color sense. Beautiful!

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  22. Beautiful. This is a very intricate and colourful piece. Good luck with the move.

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  23. Nicole, this is truly a masterpiece! I can just imagine the hours it took and the meditative bliss creating it was. Thanks so much for sharing it! Hope the packing goes well!

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  24. Stunning. Such intricacy and yet beautiful simplicity.

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  25. gorgeous colors! love the design!

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  26. Spectacular work and I love the story...beeswax and sap hmmm interesting. xox

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  27. Love it! You must have patience and steady hands.

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  28. Yikes, I 'know' the patience that it takes to do this. Beautiful. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  29. Nicole - this is a gorgeous sample for SOC - and a wonderful post!

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  30. So gorgeous! Truly a painstaking and beautiful piece of historically based artwork. I too will be putting my house up for sale in the next few months. What a challenge! Thank you for your comment on my blog.

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  31. Oh wow, that's gorgeous! HPPF!

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  32. This is breath taking, WOW!!! All the work that is in this piece! Truly amazing!! Hope you're having fun packing ;o) Hugs ;o)

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  33. Nicole, this is beautiful. Your work is amazing. Thank you so much for taking the time to share it with us. Hope your move goes smoothly.

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  34. Nicole this is GORGEOUS!!! Hope you charge thousands of dollars for this!!! The color work is fantastic!

    I hope things are better with your Mom?

    I am having special giveaway and freebies this week. Come visit if you get a moment.

    blessings,

    mario

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  35. I've never heard of this technique but it looks absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  36. Oh wow, this is unbelievable! That must've taken a whole lot of patience to finish. I love the bright colours, it's beautiful. And such a great story about how you learned about this and how you met up with an elder of the tribe. Wonderful memories ....

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  37. This is truly beautiful, Nicole. Thanks for sharing a little background on the piece. What an amazing opportunity it was to meet the elder of the tribe and share your art!

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  38. Such a colourful and delicate work. Very interesting story as well.

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