Monday, September 29, 2014

September ABS Challenge

"The White Rose and the Red Rose" 1902 

by Margaret Macdonald

Hunterian Art Gallery Mackintosh collections

99.0 cm x 101.5 cm

Gesso, painted, set with glass beads and shell; on hessian on a wooden stretcher

'Vintage Rose'
Ceramic Beads from Eclectic Prairie, Lampwork beads from Twin Star,Glass 'melon' beads from Arte Bella Surplus,Brass leaf,chain and bird from Vintaj.
Click on the photo to get a better view.

Thanks for stopping by.
Please check out the Art Bead Scene Blog on the 30th to see what others made.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Focus on Life

September is all about simplicity.
Today our prompt is 'One'

One being, one part, one piece.  We are all ONE.

This is a one room country school that my father and his sister and brother attended.
It's kept up by some very dedicated people in the community
It was built in 1872 and operated until 1929.
Behind it are the outhouses still in use, and a small cemetery.

Friday, September 19, 2014

We're All Ears September Challenge

This is our inspiration

I was inspired by the texture which reminded me of the forest floor on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
'Forest Floor'
Rust patina charms from Grubbi,tiny Czech beads,Polymer beads from Heather Powers and Vintaj ear wires

Check out more earrings at Earrings Everyday

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Andrew Thorton's Festival of Lights Challenge

I  was so lucky to get  one of these kits.

A fabulous kit filled with wonderful colors

'Fortune Teller'
All beads are from the kit
along with brass chain and components from Vintaj.
The wonderful pendant was made by Andrew just for this challenge.
Here is a close up of the pendant

'Palm Reader'
This bracelet was made  with beads from the kit and I also added  metal, czech, glass  and copper beads along with a metal clasp.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will visit the other participants listed below

Alice Peterson You Are Here
Andrew Thornton, Alison Herrington, Laurel Ross, Cheryl Lee Tucker, Naama Eisenstein

Friday, September 12, 2014

Focus on Life

September is all about simplicity. 
Our prompt for this week is a window.

A window at the Boston Aquarium. 
 I was lucky to get a shot of this huge turtle as all the animals swam by so fast.
The aquarium was four stories tall and at the top you could see all the animals swimming around.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

30 words Thursday

 tobacco barn in Weston Missouri
Early settlers realized this land was very fertile and quickly set about growing hemp and tobacco.
Today about 2.8 million pounds of tobacco is grown.

Check out Erin's Blog to see more 
The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use).
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
Post it each Thursday.

Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post. 
(InLinkz code will be open for one week.) Enjoy seeing what others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Focus on Life

September is all about simplicity.

Our assignment today is to take a photo of a door. I love to find unique doors an got the chance on our vacation to Washington DC. Our hotel was just a short walk to the subway and there were several lovely doors on that route.

See more doors at Sally's blog.