Monday, May 23, 2016

Sarajo Wentling May challenge honey do list

fromsaJo
this year, my husband Eric has decided to issue me a design challenge each month to get me out of my comfort zone and to help clear outThis  my bead stash... we're calling it the Honey Do List.  I know that I'm not the only one who loves a good design challenge, so I'm inviting folks to play along!
Here is this month's inspiration and what Eric had to say about it:







This month's challenge was going to be some kind of spring flower action, but I was lucky enough to take a class on raptor photography at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum this past weekend and found a new muse!  This is Samantha the white morph great horned owl sitting in a flowering crab apple tree.  Our photogenic raptors were brought out by the Minnesota Raptor Center who rescue injured birds and release those who can survive back into the wilds, while keeping the birds like Sam (who has a broken wing) for demonstrations and education opportunities.  So, this month take inspiration from the bird itself, the colors, whatever strikes your fancy!
I chose the theme of butterflies as I have seen so many in our  yard

'Harbinger of Spring'
Ceramic butterfly by MenagerieStudio
prehnite nuggets and vintaj compontents
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4 comments:

Sarajo Wentling said...

Thanks for playing along, Alice! I adore the prehnite nuggets... one of my favorite stones. The colors work really well with the photo inspiration. Check back on June 1st to see what Eric has in store for us next month!

Alison Herrington said...

The colors are perfect for this challenge. Nice job, I love the asymmetricness of the necklace. Beautiful prehinite!

Eric Wentling said...

I like asymmetry of the nuggets versus the chain. Very cool piece! Thanks for playing along this month!

Katherine Thompson said...

Who doesn't like a butterfly?!!! Very nice!