Tuesday, June 29, 2010

June BJP Page Done



Here's my June page. I wanted to see what would happen if I incorporated some stone beads, and the jade donut and kyanite blade-shaped beads came to hand. This is about some of my feelings about early Summer, when the weather is getting very warm and there is still a lot of growth and energy as some plants are blooming and some begin to show fruits that start to ripen. Everything feels so alive!

18 comments:

Carol said...

This is an amazingly beautiful piece done in a color scheme I don't think I would thought to put together. I absolutely love it!! Very cheerful and summery. The green was the perfect popper!!

Hope you are well and life is on a more even path for you.
Regards,
Carol

Barbara said...

This is absolutely stunning, and I love that you were able to shadow the stone beads so perfectly.

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i love the way this piece makes me feel when i look at it. the colors and movement are wonderful. beautiful work!

Its All About Creating said...

Gracious sakes, you do beautiful work! It is a feast for the eyes. Periwinkle is my very favorite color and you have really used it ingeniously.- Marlene

Sweetpea said...

Lois, this is truly GORGEOUS! and speaks to all those things you mentioned in a big, abundant way!!

I love incorporating stone beads, too ~ they add an element of strength to a piece, I think...

Carol Creech said...

I agree with everyone else - this is a gorgeous piece! I love the colors and the movement, and especially how you used the large, stone beads to create the flower. Great stuff!! A definitely feast for the eyes.

Lois2037 said...

Wow! I'm overwhelmed! Thank you for so many wonderful and kind comments! Carol, thank you, and yes, my life is more balanced just now. Barbara, thank you! I can't take credit, though, the beads showed me how to do that. Lisa, you're too kind. I'm glad you liked my colors. It's All about Creating, thanks! Periwinkle is one of my favorites, too, and I loved using it. Sweatpea, this is the first time I've incorporated so many stones, and it was a pleasure to work with them. Carol Creech, thank you! It was a different direction for me, and I really liked working on it.

Miri Agassi said...

So beautiful!!

Lois2037 said...

Thank you, Miri!

anita said...

Lois, this is stunning! I love this color combination—even more because I wouldn't have thought of it :)—and the piece's composition. Well done!

bbdyevr said...

Color, design, beads...
all are so great!
Happiness and joy come to mind. As soon as I saw this piece, I said "Oooooo!"
Just came out of my mouth!
Summer flowers and all the bright playfulness that they offer are combined here along with a sense of celebration...
Wonderful piece...
Happy Summer!

Lois2037 said...

anita, thanks so much! It isn't the color combination I would have thought of, either, but there it was. bbdyevr, thank you! I guess it's obvious that Summer is my favorite season.

Margaret Sutherland said...

Love, love, love the color combination! It is so springy/summery. And I like your choice of beverages...Vernor's is the 'real' ginger ale!

Robin said...

Oh Lois, this peice certainly is ALIVE, blooming and bearing fruit!!! Your skills with bead embroidery are extrordinary... did you know that?!!! Robin A.

beadbabe49 said...

Another fan of your june piece...I like the off center focus that leads my eye all over the surface...it moves for me!

Lois2037 said...

Thank you Robin and beadbabe49! I'm glad I was able to convey the life and liveliness I felt when I was working on this. And Robin, coming from you that is an extraordinary compliment! I'm just beading away day by day when the opportunity presents itself, and I like to think I gain more skill as I go. I'm certainly enjoying the journey.

unnur said...

What a beautiful bead painting!

Lois2037 said...

Thank you, unnur!