Thursday, August 9, 2018

Yay beading for Paint Party Friday

Hi Everyone!

I am writing this now and then heading off to my bead meeting. The best people gather every month for beading, food, and friendship. It is a great time, just like Paint Party Friday. Big thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting the party.  I do have some art this week and feel pretty good about it. First, since I have been in quiescence with the lupus I just feel better and better everyday. The great thing is that I have been able to bead again. I still have no feeling in my hands but not having lupus attack my hands has allowed me to bead. Here are the first small cabs I am going for and hurray! I have sold some for components to another bead artist. Life is good.   

I was waiting for a phone call this AM and grabbed my oil pastels and whipped up this face over acrylic background. 
No it does not smear. 

I also got two more leather sculpts finished for my exhibit next month. I need to make my inventory book and write a new artist statement. No one knows how much I dislike writing an AS. uuuhhhgg.

Above and below are actually leather vases. I love them!!!

I am late so that is it for now. Looking forward to seeing all the art this week. 

Honor and integrity in art, in life.


  1. Nicole,
    Your beads are lovely...and your painting divine!
    Your sculptures are stunning!

    Happy PPF, Jan

  2. Glad you are having a break from the lupus. Lovely work this week Nicole. Love the blue sculpted leather pieces

  3. Lots of lovely art. Have fun with your beading friends. Hugs, Valerie

  4. Nicole it's so nice to know you are back beading again as I know what a strain it can be on the hands holding things so small. A family friend suffers terribly with Lupus but she continues on everyday with her cross-stitch, she says it gives her motive to forget those bad days.
    You portrait is fabulous as are you leather vases Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful works of art.
    Wishing you all the best with your AS & Happy PPF Tracey x

  5. Happy PPF thanks for todays art

    much love...

  6. Your vases are very cool. I love the blue one with tht purple at the base it is awesome.
    Happy PPF
    Vicki-Ann :)

  7. I am so glad to hear you are able to bead again Nicole! Fantastic art! The vases are fantastic! Enjoy the meeting ! Lots of love

  8. The leather vases are so awesome! Love the piece of jewelry also. Have a great week!

  9. I just can't get over how beautiful your leather pieces are, I love them so! Happy PPF!

  10. Pretty beads and sculptures! :)
    I love your mixed media piece... who would think that those two mediums would create such a lovely surprise!!

  11. I'm so glad you're able to return to doing some beading now, they're lovely. The painting is intriguing and I love your vase sculpts!

  12. ugh artist statements are such a pain to write, they are so hard to make them not sound pretentious

  13. I only done a little beading. But crafting with friends are a blast.
    Cofffee is on

    1. You ask where I was on my blog...I'm just south of Bonners Ferry.

  14. Your vases are spectacular! Nice to hear you are able to bead. Yet another way to play with color. Happy PPF!

  15. Beautiful, gorgeous vases and beads, Nicol.
    Happy Sunday and upcoming week 💕

  16. Oh love your bead work creations and divine leather creations!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  17. glad to learn your lupus is not as bad any longer. Hope it stays taht way so you can bead.
    Love your leathersculptures :)

  18. I truly love all your art!! I really do! You are so multi talented!! Love your face, love your vases, love your beading!! So happy for your sales and so excited for your show! Sending you Big Hugs and hope your health is ok!!


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