Monday, March 26, 2018

The Equator at Ecuador

Hey everyone, I hope this finds you all well.  This weekend has been nice and warm.  I am enjoying it.  But rain is looming in the distance.  I am really tired of the rain.  But then I catch myself complaining and realize that I am lucky that I am not in the East dealing with the multiple Nor'Easters in a row. 

This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Ecuador.  I knew that Ecuador was near the equator but I did not know that it actually cuts through the country!  So very interesting that you can go for a walk and go from one hemisphere to the next!  Or stand on both at the same time!!!

Not me but I sure wish I was there!
 What fun!  But for me this week, I decided to have the equator cutting through the flag of  Ecuador.  I also used more sparkly colors of the flag than the original.  I just kinda wanted to step outside of the box.  Hope you like it.

That is it for me this week.  I am hoping to get more time to bead this coming week.  One can hope!  Anyways, don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the other road trips that everyone else is taking.  Have a blessed and creative week!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

World Tour On!

Hey everyone, just a quick post this week.  Over at Every Inchie Monday the theme this week is Russia.  This is one of the great things about this years inchies being all countries.  I get to travel and not leave the comfort (and warmth) of my living room.  Especially when it is the frigid Russia.

I would love to go and see the Saint Basil's Cathedral.  But maybe only during the warmth of summer!  The colors are beautiful, the architectural details are amazing and both make me happy!  One day I hope to be able to visit, but until then I can just look at dream of the beauty.

This is my interpretation of the Cathedral.  I hope you like it.  This is my take on one of the conical spires.  I really love it!

That is it for me this week.  Short and sweet.  I have been so tired.  The time change always seems to do that to me.  I am loving the longer days though and the warming weather!  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the other great Russian inchies.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Let's Go To The Beach!

Hey everyone, I hope that this finds you all well.  I just found out today that I have bronchitis!  ARG!  I just want to get healthy and STAY healthy!  Anyways, between coughing fits I got 2 inchies done.  A past one that I had not gotten to and the current one for this week. 

This week over at Every Inchie Monday the world tour lands in lovely Samoa.  I have never been but I would love to see myself in a hut on the beach!  Since it will only ever happen in my dreams I decided to give me a visual to dream about. 

This is my hut on the beach.  Which I wish I was at right this minute.  I also got the last missed inchie done as well.  Zimbabwe.

For Zimbabwe I really wanted to do Victoria Falls, but I just could not get it translated into beads.  So I settled for the flag.  I love the bold colors and lines on it.  Green stands for agriculture and rural areas of Zimbabwe.  Yellow stand for the gold that is in the lands.  Red is for the blood shed during the 2 Chimurenga War.  Black is for the heritage of Zimbabwe.  There is also a white triangle symbolizes peace.  There is a yellow bird who is the national symbol of Zimbabwe that stands in front of a red star that is for the countries aspirations.  So much meaning in just those colors.

Well, that is it for me this week.  I am going to get my coughy butt to bed and hope to feel better.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the other great designs from the awesome designers.  Have a blessed and creative week.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

It Has Been A Week (Or Two)!!

Hey everybody, sorry that I missed posting last week.  There was a lot going on last weekend.  So I got a question for everyone,  more like a riddle, what do you get when you mix 10 lbs of sugar, 5 lbs of flour, 1 lb of coffee, a bowl of water and a 10 month old German Shepard?.......... you get TIRED, because after 4 hours of cleaning I got extremely TIRED!

Well, that was how I spent a nice portion of last weekend.  This weekend, however, I got to spend time with my beads!  No "baking" allowed this weekend.  HAHA.

I got caught up with my temperature necklace, here is the picture of February.

I did also get some of the past inchies from Every Inchie Monday that I missed done as well.  I only have one more left, but I was too tired to do the last one.

Here is India.  I like how the Om came out.

I got Vietnam done as well.  I do like how the colors came out on this one.

I missed last week because of the "baking" incident and so many other things going on at the house but I really liked my idea for Turkey.  I decided to make a Fez.  I have seen so many people (on TV shows from travel shows) that wear them, from Whirling Dervishes to regular men and women.  They were even banned in Turkey for a time!

This pic is a bit blurry but you can see the matte and opaque colors showing the difference between the top and the sides.  I like how it came out.

This week over at EIM the theme is Australia.  I could have gone with so many things but the one thing that has always sticks out to me is the Sydney Opera House, I really love architectural lines of the Opera House and have always wanted to do it in beads!  So here was my chance.  It was a lot easier said than done!  You sorta have to use your imagination on this one.  LOL  I used the "precast shells" from the roof as the inspiration for this one.

I have a few more things to show off but there was already a lot this post so next week!  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the great Australian tour inchies over there and have a blessed and creative week my friends.