Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Creative Continuum of Seven Artists ~ July...the Finale

Today is the Seventh of Seven dates from January through July we are posting work we made with goodie bags other Bloggers sent us.  Alicia had the idea that we each send out six packages with beads or focals and on the 26th of each month we reveal what we made with a certain participant's package.
I am honored to be in this group of Seven...these ladies are a creative bunch.  
Participating in this Event and their Package Month and theme are : 

Monique of A Half-Baked Notion  :  January ~ National Gallery of Canada

Moi  :  February ~ Round and Round 

Sally of The Studio Sublime  :  March ~ Contrasting Colors

Therese of Therese's Treasures  :  April ~ Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Alicia of All The Pretty Things (and the brains behind this lovely continuing hop :-D )  :  May ~ Seasons

Cynthia of Antiquity Travelers  :  June ~ SomethingOld/SomethingNew/SomethingBorrowed/SomethingBlue

Emma of A Polymer Penchant  :  July ~ not sure if Emma picked a theme but I would say, Beauty!

So here we are ~ the Grande Finale.  Seven months...a brutal and seemingly endless Winter into a fleeting Spring into Summer Fun.  Today, we celebrate Emma's offerings.  She made the polymer focal and sent other beads to go with it.  It started out very light and airy and summery, with pink silk cord.  But it seemed too light.  And when I asked my daughters what they thought, they didn't have much to say.  SNIP.  And almost instantly, I started weaving a necklace I used to teach.  This version has a base of grey lined triangle beads that are ladder stitched, with picot edging with seed beads on one side and picot edging with tear drops and seeds on the other side.  Then I took the pendant and beads and had them drop off the necklace.  

Fleur is in desperate need of clothes and has been going au natural lately.  This necklace seems right at home on her gorgeous body.  

Thank you Emma ~ this focal is GORgeous with its folds and colors.
And thank you Alicia for being the leader of this small group of lovely women.  Without your idea to pull us all together, this would not have happened.  
And thank you Monique, Therese, Sally, and Cynthia for the packages you sent.  We created some mighty fine work these past seven months, haven't we ladies?

And thank you for being here, reading my tiny blog.  I still love being here :-)