>Campanile Cubes

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Yesterday, I was busy! I went to First Class Pack & Ship in Weymouth to send 3 of my largest beaded artworks to 18 Hands Gallery in Houston, TX!  (Now the walls in my studio are bare!) Very expensive shipping bill, but I think it is worth the opportunity to show my art in a Contemporary Beadwork exhibition. I just wish I could afford to go to the opening night to see the other beadwork!😦

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Besides that, I am making more progress on my sinking St. Mark’s Square painting. I looked through my bead stash and found a few more cubes to use for my Campanile. Some are dark brown, and some are bright red, and some aren’t even cubes at all! I stitched these around the orange cubes to make it look like a variety of different bricks. I really like how this looks now – so much that I think I will leave the rest of the felt showing! Then, my beaded landmark will really look like it is deteriorating! I want to do a little more beadwork at the top of the tower, but other than that, I am very close to moving on to the third phase of my bead-painting! How do you think it looks so far? 

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Semi-beaded St. Mark’s Square (Venice, Italy).  
Bead embroidery on felt. 12.5″ x 18″ (32cm x 46cm). 

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