>Beaded Abigail Lives On


I’m a little nervous about this, probably because it is unlike anything I have ever done before, but here is the progress of my beaded Abigail Adams portrait:

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Beaded Abigail Adams portrait in progress. 12″ x 12″.
Bead embroidery on felt, collage, acrylics.

None of the beadwork is stitched to the canvas yet, because I’m not sure if I’m finished with my painting yet. So far, I did a little collage work and painted her hair blue. I didn’t think about it in advance, I just sort of did it. Now that I look at her hair, it kind of reminds me of the American Flag as it flows freely, so I am thinking to add the few Swarovski crystal stars that I recently ordered from Artbeads.com… How do you think they look?

My collage is made of newspaper clippings of all the old buildings & landmarks around Quincy, MA. and Abigail’s headpiece is an image of the arch at the top of the cemetery gate at the old burying ground. It reads “This Mortal Shall Put On Immortality“. It’s true – Abigail Adams’ spirit will forever live on in Quincy. 🙂