I wish I was able to just show off art pieces this week and not have to acknowledge what happened in Paris. But, sadly, evil happens in this world we live in and I would be less than human to say that it does not affect me or have anything to do with me.
But, I do know that art in any form can unite peoples and help to sooth the pain that we all feel in times of crisis. How about us as an artistic community help to bring about change, healing and possibly hope through our individual art forms. Lets all spread love through our art and start to make a change. With this in mind I made this. It is a 1.5 x 1.5" piece of artwork, I used 4 colors of delicas. I designed the French flag with a silhouette of the Eiffel Tower. I hope that you like it.
Also this week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Exotic. For this one I thought real hard trying to figure out something exotic for the exotic inchie. My first thought was to make some colorful exotic drinks. The kind with flowers and umbrellas. So for this inchie I used 9 colors of Delicas. I did mess up once but did not notice it until it was too late. But I like the finish product.
Lastly, this week over at 2x2x2 the theme is Bee. I really loved designing this one as I had to design the background separately, add the bee over the top of it then merge them together. Which was a design concept that I had only done 2 times before in this program. I really love the outcome of it, and hope you do as well. Isn't he cute?
That is it for me this week. Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to check out the challenges over there. I hope all of you go out and beautify your world this week. Keep Paris in your prayers and have a blessed and creative week.
Your tribute to Paris is just beautiful, your inchie is stunning, and that bee is just adorable! I also use my arts to cope with crisis. Heck, for that matter, I use my arts to cope with living everyday life! Like you said though, I will use it to spread love in this world. Your blog was entertaining, but very insightful and inspiring this week. Take care my friend.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Rebecca. I also use my beads for just every day life. I am glad you enjoyed the blog this week.Delete
Love your exotic drinks - very pretty and your bee is adorable. Do you have a computer program that helps your design your artwork? Your tribute to Paris is beautiful and very touching Je suis Paris.ReplyDelete
thanks Kia, yes I use a program called Beadtool. I love it and use it for all my patterns. It has bead colors on it for all different types of beads and gives you all the info that you need for your pattern, bead counts and sizes etc. I also use paint shop pro to manipulate pictures (change sizes, merge, etc), and add my watermarkDelete
A beautiful tribute and a wonderful idea to try to bring peace through our crafting.ReplyDelete
All of your work is so beautiful
Love Chrissie xx
Thanks so much Chrissie.Delete
I adore your exotic cocktail inchie :) What a clever idea and so well done, I mean it's tiny detail! Gorgeous bee. And good on you for the Paris piece, let's wish them well.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much. There was a lot of components in the inchie I am glad it came out well. Paris is in my prayersDelete
A beautiful tribute to Paris and your inchie and twinchie are lovely, the bee looks very friendly.ReplyDelete
Thanks Hazel, I think this is the only kind of bee that is friendly lolDelete
A wonderful tribute to Paris and a gorgeous bee and inchie. Fabulous bead-work as usual.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much WendyDelete
Very sad week. I like how you handled your feelings with beading. Nice pieces.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much JeanDelete
Fantastic, Freebird! You have been as busy as a BEE! Thank you so much for participating in the TwobyTwo. Great pieces this week and daring to create beauty out of chaos. Have a brilliant day! cReplyDelete
Thanks so much. I really had a good time making the beeDelete
Yum, your drinks look tasty. Love your bee.ReplyDelete