>Home in Quincy


Yay! I’m finally back in Quincy! I spent a long weekend in Pittsburgh with family & had a great time! I also got some beading done! Before I show you the progress of my beaded White House painting, I want to show you the new project I started. No, it’s not a portrait of Michael Jackson, President Obama, David Bowie, or Bob Dylan.. It will be a beaded portrait of Abigail Adams.


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Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams, the 2nd President of the United States of America, and mother of John Quincy Adams, the 6th. Her final resting place is just 2 blocks away from my home in the crypt at the United First Parish Church in Quincy Center. I recently paid a visit to the church and learned that it is one of only 2 churches in all of the U.S. that has an ‘occupied’ crypt. I also learned that the United First Parish Church was recently awarded a preservation grant of $80,000 to restore its clock tower and the public corridor which leads to the Adams crypt. 😮 

bead painting Abigail Adams quincy art association historical society competition beadwork bead embroiderySemi-beaded portrait of Abigail Adams. Bead embroidery on felt.
4.5″ x 2.5″. Work in progress.

So, why a beaded portrait of Abigail Adams? Because she is the focus of an upcoming visual arts competition called ‘Abigail in Perspective‘ presented by the Quincy Art Association & The Quincy Historical Society. Entries must be “original artwork & reflect a representation of or a sense of Abigail Adams.” Accepted mediums include, oil, acrylic, pastel, sculpture, & mixed media. Sounds like a great opportunity for me to participate in my local arts community once again! I’d better get beading! 😀

6 thoughts on “>Home in Quincy

  1. >Weird timing – I just watched the HBO John Adams mini series and was fascinated by John, Abigail and their kids – not to mention their acquaintances….I'll enjoy watching the progress of this one!

  2. >Fabulous and lovely project LB! The only thing I could actually realize would be the pearl necklace ;-)Abigail is a good choice indeed! Thanks also for the very interesting info about the United first Parish church. Have fun and Bonne journee!

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