Sunday, December 13, 2009

Heart Chakra Update

My goddaughter knocked over my tray of beads! But my mom helped me separate them, all except the two shades of lime green - one plain opaque and one with ab finish that look so much alike. Guess who's eyes are tired?

Anyway, I plan to have this one finished before Bead Journal Project 2010 starts. I'm going to work diligently on the blue one done as well since I'm actually taking vacation time this year. I usually don't but I'm going into the new year rested for once! :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Heart Chakra

I haven't had a lot of time to work on the green heart chakra, but I did start it. Doing a heart shape in a round pattern isn't easy! But I think it looks pretty organic and I like it. This one will be a little weird because the ruffle won't be even all the way around. I'm excited to see what it will look like when it's done. Once the heart is complete, I'll probably add in some other shades of green.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Yellow Mandala

I finished the yellow mandala tonight and started on the green one. Making the heart might be a little more difficult than I thought since my mandalas are real circles and not hexagonal. Does anyone have graph paper for true circular peyote?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Another Project

I'm working on a mandala based on the chakras. I'm on the third chakra now. Each circle is about 4" and has a different color and ruffle pattern. 

The red root chakra is a mix of size 11 and size 10 beads in different shades of red with different finishes.

The orange one is all size 11 beads with different shades and finishes arranged to ripple. The photo doesn't show the ruffle. :(  

When I started this one, I only had enough of four shades of size 11 yellow beads to make it, but I think it works.  It's almost complete.
I'm planning to have a heart shape inside the green circle since green is the color of the heart chakra.

I have no idea how I'm going to put them together once I've completed all seven. I better get on the ball and make sure I have enough shades of blue and true purple (which is so hard to find) so the blue, indigo and violet come out different enough.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! And may everyone have a blessed and merry holiday season!

More Pottery Painting

During the year this year, I painted mugs for family members for their birthdays. So I had a reason to paint each month, and again, one of the most important things...I didn't have to keep it all in my house. :)

This travel mug was one of the first ones I did. I was trying to make it manly for my uncle. :)

Painted gifts

Last Christmas, everyone in my family received a personalized light switch plate. That way I got to paint, but I didn't have to keep everything at my house!

I've been away from beading and creativity for a while. However, I am getting back on track and feeling so much better since I have been MAKING time to be artistic! I've been painting at a local pottery studio, The Starving Artist. This is a mug I made for my godson. I used to call him my little monkey when he was a toddler because he used to climb all over me!