Those of you who follow me on Facebook might remember when I posted the beginnings of a beaded Blue Jay. I began working on this a couple of weekends ago when I was in Pittsburgh, and I continued working on it this past weekend. Here is a photo of my first layer of beadwork:
Since this bird is quite large in real life, my beaded bird is larger than usual as well. My beadwork measures 1.5″ wide x 3.75″ tall. I have used mostly Czech size 11 seed beads in many shades of blue, white, & black. I will probably do a little more beadwork, but other than that, I’m not exactly sure how I will finish this piece. I think it’s the beginning of another beaded wildlife painting!
Besides working on my Blue Jay, I have been working on the Campanile for my beaded St. Mark’s Square painting. I listed a couple of new beading books in my Etsy shop, and I have also been gathering some details about a couple of upcoming local art events which I will blog about soon. In addition, I have a couple of ongoing projects happening. I am attempting to inventory my beadwork using Bento and since taking an Apple One to One class recently, I am now inspired to redesign my Official Website using iWeb! I guess that’s enough to keep anyone busy… What’s keeping you busy this week?