Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday Memories

 Hi Everyone!
It is a stormy, windy day and I have to go out in it to see the eye doctor again. I will let you know how this visit goes. (Praying for some results) However, I want to forget about all of that for now. I am enjoying my Monday Memories. Going through old photos on my flash drive or from our (real life) photo albums. Today I am showing some art that I just picked from a folder. Things that I have created over many decades. Yep, I have been making my living selling my art for that long. Not always easy but very satisfying. There are some pieces that I just can't or don't part with. Some of these I still have.  Do you have art you just can't part with?



This is the very first piece I carved. It is soapstone. Then I  used old tri-cut seed beads and Turquoise to create this necklace. I still have this one.

This is a 3-D seed bead necklace that I created in 1988. I still wear this. 

I love this piece. A heart with 3-D beaded flowers coming out form the middle and surrounded by very old Swarovski. All done in size 15/o or smaller beads. I was a guest with the YAMANAKA family, who owns Toho seed beads. I gifted this to Mrs YAMANAKA

11 years ago our local bead group put one a challenge with glass containers made by a local glass artist. It was so much fun. This is mine.

I really enjoy making leather masks. This is my sun mask. Sold 10 years ago.
This one sold as well.

One of my favorite drawings that I did in the car on a road trip. It is framed and hangs in my art room.

This is a drawing from many years ago. I remember being board and picked up a magazine and saw this face. I just sat down and drew it.


I hope you enjoyed the memories.
Have a great Monday.


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

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful work. Good luck at the doctor's. Valerie

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  2. Wow, wonderful creations. Hope it all goes well for you.

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  3. Love your framed face, Nicole - it seems to be a view through a keyhole - amazing! But so are all the other pieces...you are just SO creative ;-) Hope all goes well!
    Cath x

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  4. Wow Nicole, your beadwork is unbelievable. I can see why you wouldn't sell those two necklaces. The detail is amazing and I can see how time consuming it would be. You would NEVER get what they are worth, anyway.

    I can see how the masks sold. With Mardi Gras coming soon, I am sure you could make a fortune if you made some of them in Mardi Gras colors (green, purple, gold). I have some purple leather I've considered trying to turn into a mask. However, I suspect it would be in vain, since I can't draw, much less create a mask.

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  5. That sun mask would be great for a summer solstice ritual!

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  6. I have enjoyed seeing your art creations …
    Hope all goes well at the Doctors.

    All the best Jan

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  7. Good luck to the ophthalmologist !!
    These are beautiful jewelry and the pictures are great!
    I am also amazed at some of the pictures I sometimes think today, I painted it.
    Greetings Elke

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  8. Wow! You have created so many beautiful things, Nicole! I can see why you might prefer not to part with them. I have several pieces of art that I am keeping because I love them so much. They seem like a part of myself and I got very attached whilst creating them. I guess that sounds silly, but it happens to me sometimes. Take care, and have a great week! :o)

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