Beading is an enchanting activity – I find it very soothing for the soul and calming to my nature.
My purchase of a delightful book authored by Robin Atkins ” Heart to Hands Bead Embroidery” provides fresh ideas and techniques for creating art with beads – this rekindled my wish to bead. AND….I joined an on-line challenge with the Beading Journal Project.
Each month we produce one beaded piece of work. The challenge is with ourselves, to create something new or different with the aim of developing beading skill and ability, and of course to enjoy doing this work and sharing with fellow members of this group. The one and only “rule” is that I had to decide on a particular size or mode to focus each monthly challenge – I selected Postcards for my monthly challenge.
January was a busy month as I was busy organising a workshop program for ATASDA NSW group – 20 exciting workshops in fact! Details will soon be available on the ATASDA website to whet the creative appetites of members and interested non-members.
As a result of this time restriction for my challenge, I made two postcards using similar beads and an ad hoc approach to the beading.
The background was created by stamped acryilic paint, silk and cotton fabrics, and self-made fabric from yarns sewn on Solvy, before the addition of simple beading to provide a focal point of interest. I can’t decide which I like best to include in my BJP challenge! What do you think – which one appeals most to you, and why? I welcome your thoughts if you care to drop me a line.