2.18.2008

February Bead Journal Page


I finished my February page - it began with a mardi gras theme. I'd purchased some amazing fabric designed by Mark Lipinksi called Katmandu and the fabric just screamed out for beading. I wanted to experiment with building some 3D flowers with beads and sequins and this fabric seemed to be a good foundation for that as well.

And so the month of February is titled "life isn't always a carnivale (or patience is a virtue)"

13 comments:

abeadlady said...

Diane,
I think this one is my favorite too. I just love the dimension, expecially the leaves. Did you do trapunto under them or just add something under the beads? Lots of neat ideas with the sequins too. WOW!
Arline

beadbabe49 said...

The colors just sing! And being the only child of a persnickity mom, I can sympathize with you and your mom...

freebird said...

Well, it is definitely worth the effort you put into it! It's fantastic. Love the colors and the business and the texture.

KV said...

This is just grand, Diane! Bless your heart -- I do understand the patience and love one needs with an elderly parent who has no patience . . .

Kathy V in NM

a2susan said...

Luscious! The details are incredible. Hopefully your mother is on her way to recovery...

Susan

Jane said...

I have fallen in love with your heart! I love the colors, the design, the use of sequins(!), the leaves, everything! I have been staring at it all day. Thank you for sharing.

Jane

artandtea said...

I love your page! It's so colorful and happy and textural. Wonderful beadwork!

-Karen

Shelina said...

This is so beautiful - such great colors, so much work!

mountainsaltstudio said...

thank you all for your kind words - and to abeadlady - i embroidered around some of the leaves with regular DMC floss before beading them which gave them a sort of 'puffy' look - there are 2 pieces of wool felt backing the fabric and I think that gave it that trupunto-esque look

Maggie R said...

Hello Diane, This is certainly a piece well worth the effort. It's beautiful ... and I know where you are coming from with your Mom.. me too! but I would give anything to have her back.
((((hugs)))))
maggie

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

I keep hearing about this fabric... going to have to get some for myself! You've done a beautiful job. Wish I could see it in person. Bet it's a stunner :- )

I've been to the Shibori Dragon once. What a great shop! You remind me that I have some African scraps from there to play with...

Good luck with your mom. And rapid healing wishes to her!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful work... which reminds me that I need to get my tush into gear and get my lipinski panel finished for the March guild meeting. Hehe, I am teaching beading but haven't gotten around to making the demo yet.

Robin said...

Yes! This heart look like a cake decorated by the world's best pastery chef... I'm sayin' it makes me drool! I especailly enjoyed looking at all the details and texture it has (click to see). WOW!!!!

Sorry about your Mom and you having to step into her world. "Pay back time" is how I look at it with my Mom. Glad to hear in your recent post that she's out of the nursing home. Hope she had enough rehab to be able to handle her own life again now.