Today, I want to show you a new bird I started beading – a Song Sparrow!
Sparrows are very common birds, and they seem to follow me everywhere. I see them every morning when I go walking at the beach:) So, I cut out some felt & stitched on Japanese size 15 seed beads. I am using several shades of brown, gray, and cream. Next I need to add wire legs! How does he look? 😀
Also this weekend, I will be working on an order for my Etsy shop – another beaded Bichon-Frise pin. I’d better get back to doing beadwork! :O
Today, just a quick announcement. I have submitted my beaded Great Blue Heron
painting into the Cambridge Art Association’s 66th Annual Fall Salon
. The Fall Salon is an unjuried art exhibition featuring artists working in all media. Many works will be available for sale. If you happen to be in Boston, Cambridge, or Harvard Square this month, please stop by and take a peek!
The Fall Salon runs Sept. 10- 30, 2010
and will be shown in both CAA galleries. Please see the CAA’s website
for hours and directions.
Reception is Wednesday, Sept. 15, 6-8pm. Mary Schein awards presented at both locations at 7pm. Hope to see you there! 😀
The other day, I posted the progress of my beaded Blue Jay on my Facebook page. Since my Blue Jay was hungry, I dug through my bead stash and found him some seeds! Most of these beads are recycled beads – or beads I had collected from antique stores & old broken jewelry pieces, etc… I stitched them one by one to a piece of felt. Then, I stitched the beadwork to a piece of wire screen & wired my Blue Jay to the front! The bird is backed with bright blue Ultrasuede & signed by me. 🙂 Here’s a quick pic:
This was one of my beading experiments that actually turned out well – so well, that I think I will make more birds like this! I like it because the piece is heavy, sturdy, and balanced enough to stand on its own, and once I add a piece of chain at the top, it can also be hung on a wall or in a tree! 😉 As soon as I take some better photos, I will list this in my Etsy shop – hopefully within the next couple of days! 🙂
I also have new details of an upcoming event for those who are in the Boston area. This Sunday, May 30, 2010 from 7-11pm, I will be showing a handful of my beaded paintings at Wonder Bar in Allston, MA as part of this month’s Visual Enlightenment Art Showcase. Visual Enlightenment is a monthly group art show presented by Music Ecology and Wonder Bar. Each month Wonder Bar is transformed under the hands of talented local artists whose work is available for show and sale. Other artists participating this month include:
Clara Angelina Diaz
Nic Tharpa Cartier
The evening will include musical entertainment as well by a live band and a DJ. This event is 21+ and is free to attend. If you’re in the neighborhood, please stop by for dinner and drinks or just a quick stroll through to show your support for local art! Admission is FREE, so bring a friend or two. Hope to see you there!
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