Thursday, July 25, 2019

PPF Introduction

Hi Everyone!

A few months ago I was having trouble with my glasses. I actually could see better without them. So I pulled out my old glasses from 2012 and could see just fine. I went to the ophthalmologist told him what was happening and he said, "Yes your eyes are better." He sharpened up my old scrip and now I see better than ever. I guess it is all the vitamins and minerals I have been taking for the last few years. 
I have managed to get some art done this week too and have a lady I want to introduce to you.
So here is the art for the week.

Just a quick draw

20x16" gallery canvas, acrylic painting.

  Now to introduce you to Kathleen Bye. Kathleen is a beautiful bead artist. She writes
At the age 11 I found myself at my mother's treadle sewing machine sewing clothes.  I loved the hand sewing in particular, so when I moved to Arizona and spent time with a sister who beads and met other beaders, it just evolved from stringing beads to bead embroidery. Making cuffs and collars are my favorites to make.  
I hear from many people that started out young at a sewing machine and then later became beaders. I also love the fact that Kathleen uses my Nicole's BeadBacking, leather and my hand painted Cabs in her art. 
Kathleen Bye. I love her smile

 One of my hand painted cabs

Linking with Paint Party Friday

Honor and integrity in art, in life.


  1. The mischievous personality of the woman in your drawing just shines through your art! Beautiful beadwork too!

  2. Beautiful art. Kathleen's beading is amazing. Happy PPF, Valerie

  3. That happened to me too!! My eyes got better! Pleasant surprise, right?! Lovely portrait and beautiful landscape. Love the autumnal colours. Kathleen's work is amazing! It must feel wonderful for you to see your cabs in her work!! Happy PPF!


  4. Beautiful acrylic painting and I really love the smile that you were able to show on your drawing, pretty lady with such a beautiful smile!

  5. Your quick draw is wonderful! Such a pretty canvas. Wow - amazing beadwork!

  6. Lovely art Nicole, and thank you for sharing this wonderful bead artist. Kathleen's pieces are extraordinary! Happy PPF!

  7. Wow!!!! I love the wristbands. I would love the top one. My favs are greens
    Glad you can see better too

  8. I love these two pieces. The one of the trees and rocks was especially stunning. I also loved the bead work! She's a wonderful artist in that medium.

  9. Love your portrait Nicole, she's so expressive, and the acrylic is wonderful... full of depth.
    Gorgeous beadwork by Kathleen :D) Happy PPF!

  10. Wow the bead work just took my breath away


  11. Wow the bead work just took my breath away


  12. I have a Metis friend who does beautiful beading. Each summer she going on a long RV trip across Canada and beads something from each place that is memorable. - Margy

  13. Great to read about the improvement with your eyes.
    Lovely art, and I think Kathleen's beading looks amazing.

    All the best Jan

  14. congrats to your improved vision. That is really good news.
    Love your forest painting :)

  15. Your portrait is as beautiful as always. Your friends beadwork is gorgeous too, and your hand painted cab was a great accent piece to it. Happy belated PPF!

  16. Your artwork is lovely and how exciting your vision has improved! Wow!
    Your friends beadwork is divine !

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

  17. cool about the eyes!! What vitamins are you taking because I just realized I need to start taking something. you are a beautiful woman in your portrait, thanks for sharing that and your words. LeeAnna at leeannaquilts at gamail dot com

  18. I am so happy about your eyes!
    Love that smiling girl! So cute! Gorgeous painting!!! Autumn in the air!
    The bead work from your friend is amazing! Wow!
    Big Hugs!


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