>In the Beading News!

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This week has been very busy for me, and this weekend will be even busier! Unfortunately, I don’t have much beadwork to show you, but I do have a magazine publication to show off…

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I was finally able to pick up a copy of Australia’s Creative Beading Magazine at my local Borders bookstore. There is a small write-up about me and my beadwork in the Beading News column at the front of the magazine.

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They also published a few photos of my beadwork on the next page! Check it out:

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I am super proud of this accomplishment. Never underestimate the power of the internet! 😉

>Mentioned in Australia’s Creative Beading Magazine!

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Those of you who follow me on Facebook already know this – last week, I learned that I have been mentioned in Australia’s Creative Beading Magazine (Issue 6.3)! I’ve been told that photos of my beadwork have also been printed, too! This is the second international publication mentioning The Lone Beader! (The first was Russia’s РУЧНАЯ РАБОТА.) I am so honoured! Below is a peek inside. Now, I need to find a copy of this at either Borders or Barnes & Noble bookstore! 😀

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Great Dogs – Amazing Artists

Today, I have some exciting news! Two of my pieces have been published in a new book called Great Dogs Amazing Artists – Canine Art Today. The author, Jan Irving, invited me to participate in this project several months ago. Jan is the editor & publisher of both Clumbers Magazine and Canine Collectables Courier, so I am honoured that she chose my beadwork!The book features artists from around the world working in all mediums. There are also notes about the artistry, as well as the breed of dogs themselves and how they inspire art. In addition, you will find information about several dog-loving organizations and other doggie publications. Overall, it is a beautiful book that is sure to inspire the animal lover in everyone. Here’s a sneak peek – click the pics to enlarge:

Great Dogs Amazing artists beaded dog art book mosaic paintings Clumber spaniel Erinrac the lone beader

Great Dogs Amazing artists beaded dog art book mosaic paintings Clumber spaniel Erinrac the lone beader

Great Dogs Amazing artists beaded dog art book mosaic paintings Clumber spaniel Erinrac the lone beader

Great Dogs Amazing artists beaded dog art book mosaic paintings Clumber spaniel Erinrac the lone beader

Great Dogs Amazing artists beaded dog art book mosaic paintings Clumber spaniel Erinrac the lone beader

Great Dogs Amazing artists beaded dog art book mosaic paintings Clumber spaniel Erinrac the lone beader

Great Dogs Amazing artists beaded dog art book mosaic paintings Clumber spaniel Erinrac the lone beader
You can learn more about this book & the artists who were chosen for the project HERE. You can purchase a copy on Amazon.com! Enjoy! 🙂

>Mini-Publication

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Yesterday, I received a surprise in the mail – a copy of ACEO Magazine! This is a mini-publication for ACEO artists & collectors. The magazine features works by many different artists working in all mediums. For those of you who are new to ACEOs, they are mini works of art the size of a baseball card. They were originally meant for trading amongst artists, but artists began to sell them when art collectors took interest.
ACEO Magazine artist trading cards the lone beader bead embroidery mini bead painting zebra tigerA few months ago, Angela asked if she could write a feature about my beaded ACEOs & include them in the magazine. Since I have only made a handful of ACEOs so far, I was honoured! 🙂

ACEO Magazine artist trading cards the lone beader bead embroidery mini bead painting zebra tigerBoth The Tigress & Zephyr the Zebra cards in the article are available for sale at The Lone Beader’s Gallery Shop on Etsy. And, if you are interested in purchasing your own copy of the magazine, you can order the Summer 2009 issue HERE. I hope it will inspire you to create your own ACEO someday! 🙂

Big in Russia

The other day, I went to the post office  to pick up a large envelope that would not fit in my mailbox. To my surprise, it was from Russia! 😀

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Inside the package was a copy of the latest issue of РУЧНАЯ РАБОТА (Handmade Magazine)!! This publication was sent to me by my longtime blogger friend Tanya. You might remember Tanya – last year, she posted an interview with me on her website magic-beads.ru. A few months later, she submitted an article about my beadwork to Handmade Magazine – Russia’s only craft magazine – and they actually printed it on the very last page! I am so thrilled and honoured to be published in such a beautiful magazine! 😀

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One thing I remember about conversing with Tanya about this opportunity was that she was concerned about using my artist name instead of my real name. She wroteNow, about your real name. Should we use your real name, or do you still prefer to be ‘The Lone Beader‘? I’m asking this because the article will be in Russian only, and it is VERY hard to translate The Lone Beader, because there’s no word for ‘beader’ in Russian. We say ‘a person who likes to create beaded pieces’ or something like that :))) Diana would be so much easier to translate!

I replied Can they print ‘The Lone Beader’ name in English as it is, rather than trying to translate it? Don’t they do that for rock bands and musicians??” 😉

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For those of you who cannot read Russian, here were my answers to Tanya’s questions in English, although not all of them made it to print:

When did you make something with beads for the first time, and what was it?My first ‘serious’ project with beads, was a very simple spiral rope necklace made with only seed beads in all colours of the rainbow. I still have the necklace, and I liked how it came out, but I used sewing thread to make it, so it seems very fragile to me. I still wear it on occasion. 🙂

How many hours a day do you usually spend beading? Is it your hobby, or your job? This depends on what stage of the piece that I’m working on. Sometimes, it can take several days for me to begin the piece, and prepare the felt foundation that I will bead on. It also takes me just as long to finish a piece. But, when I’m doing the beadwork, I can bead anywhere from 2 – 8 hours in one day… Currently beading is my hobby, but I’m hoping that someday it will be my career. 🙂

What is your number one tip for budding artists? Don’t start out with the idea that you’re creating just to sell your beadwork or art, because it doesn’t always work that way. Start with the idea of creating something you love because you love to do it. That is what people sense when they view art, jewelry, or anything else that is handmade. The more you love what you are doing, the more beautiful your work will become, and you will eventually develop your own unique style. Then, if you’re very very lucky, you just might sell something in the process. 😀

Can you share any suggestions for moving through creative “blocks”? Don’t stop creating. Whether you like what you’ve created or not, just move on to the next piece, and take what you’ve learned to improve upon your own work. Also, look for sources of inspiration outside your chosen medium. There are many things in this world that can inspire you to create your next piece. All you have to do is find it.

You create mostly dogs’ portraits and cars replicas. Could you explain, why?Simple! I create images I love:) Lately, I really enjoy creating cars & vehicles because they are a challenge, and there are so many to do! The possibilities are infinite…

Thank you for this opportunity, Tanya! I appreciate it very much, and I see a fabulous career in journalism in your future! Keep up the hard work! 😀

Bead News & Review

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It’s a busy weekend for The Lone Beader!! And, I made the press!! Above is the photo of my beadwork which was recently printed by theSacramento News & Review in an article which announces Side Show Studios Taking Textiles Seriously art show!! (Krissi from Krissi’s Stitchery was kind enough to send along the news! 🙂
This Second Saturday Reception opens tonight at 6pm PST and it is free to attend. There will be all kinds of fun happening including a fashion show, music, and live demonstrations of sewing techniques. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will also be served. (Please check Evie Turner’s blog for the complete run-down of events.) A limited number of my original bead-paintings will be available for sale, and artwork will be on display through May 7th. If you happen to be in the area, please stop by and check it out! 😀

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(photo snagged from EVIE♥LOVE)

Side Show Studios Tattoo & Fine Art Gallery is located at 5635 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822. Please check the map below for directions, and enjoy the show! 😀

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Hot Off the Press!

Today, I was pleasantly greeted by my mail carrier who handed me an envelope from Bead & Button Magazine. Inside was an advance copy of the December 2007 Issue. My Great Blue Heron bead-painting is published in the ‘Your Work’ section! The funny thing is, I forgot all about this, so it was a very nice surprise! Click the images below for a sneak peek:

Bead & Button Magazine Cover December 2007. Diana Lynn Grygo. The Lone Beader.

You can view a larger photo of my piece on Bead & Button’s website, as well as in my Saatchi Gallery Saleroom.

Bead & Button Magazine -Your Work- December 2007. Diana Lynn Grygo. The Lone Beader. Great Blue Heron. Bird watching.

I also wrote a haiku to go along with this piece:

Asahi.com, an online Japanese newspaper, posted it on the English version of their website last year, which was quite an honor:)

And, I just remembered, the last time I spoke to my father, he mentioned that he should just get a subscription to Bead & Button so he doesn’t have to keep running out to the bookstore every time I get published. LOL. I guess he should. Afterall, this is onlythe 4th time my beadwork has been published in this bimonthly magazine during the past 12 months… I am proud of my accomplishments, but more importantly, I am grateful for this wonderful talent that I have been given. It is a gift that I hope to continue sharing with the world:)