I’m not sure whether it was the fireworks on July 4 or some aboriginal paintings I saw when I was in Australia, but something inspired this design . I planned this piece to have a fairly simple color palette, and I wanted to bring in the textural background I had seen in some of… Read More Fireworks Flowers
I have a new commission for one of my bead paintings…it comes from my 5 1/2 year old grandson, Nathan. Nathan loves to draw and create art pieces. When I was visiting him recently, he desperately wanted to help me do my art work. I had to turn him down, because he’s just too young. … Read More I’ve Been Commissioned!
Another piece completed with polymer clay pieces. I enjoyed working with a new color palette. Greens, pink, purple, and turquoise seems very tropical to me. Considering the heat and humidity in Florida this time of year; it seems apropos! I went with some new shapes this time, adding triangles to the mix. All in all,… Read More I love Polymer Clay Additions in my Work
THE DREAMTIME According to Aboriginal belief, all life as it is today – Human, Animal, Bird and Fish is part of one vast unchanging network of relationships which can be traced to the great spirit ancestors of the Dreamtime. The Dreamtime continues as the “Dreaming” in the spiritual lives of aboriginal people today. Those ancestors… Read More More Aboriginal Inspired Art
This is another design in which I included polymer clay cabochons. I made these a few months ago using the techniques of layering, imprinting, and slicing the clay to achieve the interesting designs. For some reason, I keep to organic design motifs with this style. I also added a little aboriginal influence with the lines of… Read More Another Clay Elements Bead Painting
This is my first endeavor to replicate the designs I saw in Australia. I’m pretty pleased with the results. I actually designed it to go horizontally, but my photographer (thank you, Howard) chose to put it vertically. The result is a design that looks like birds’ heads or serpents! All the circles look like eyes. I… Read More My First Aboriginal Style Bead Painting
I mentioned in my last post about my interest in aboriginal art. I wanted to pass on a link that I posted on my Facebook page with some examples of the art like the one above. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1213889008623503.1073741831.100000072473365&type=1&l=2b0c54360b In the meantime, I am busy working on three beading kits that I will offer for students. The… Read More More on Aboriginal Art