Monday, April 30, 2007

Hands to Work, Heart to God

This project has been around for a long while. It was in response to the hands to work, heart to God prayer that has been going on in my mind. It was present in my mind for a long time so I traced my hand and then beaded it. I must admit that there is another influence here.
Marya of Bead Art has created some wonderful artwork and has made hands in three dimensional form whereas mine is flat.
Celticat This is the link to her work. She is a great bead artist and has started to make glass beads too.
The Bead Art forum on Delphi is also a big influence in my bead art. I love the women there and their inspiration. They have taught me so much and I have had an incredible time learning this amazing art form!
Bead Art
So here is my latest finished project. I do believe that I may have started this almost two years ago but hey, who's counting!?
Cheers, Denise

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Hi All,
The exams are done, the house is clean and I've done something I've been wanting to do - no not that - I've done that already!!!
No, what I wanted to do was try felting! So I did! After my last exam on Thursday last week, I went to the art store, and Ikea and the wool shop. I had a blast poking around and looking at all the fun ways I can play!
I picked up a blue wool and used the roving I already had and played with it. Here are the pictures of my endeavors. If I ever


Some of the pictures are double - sorry about that.
It all shows how I knitted the piece, washed it and felted it, then cut out a star - which was supposed be more flower looking. Then I got the needles out and started poking away.
Interesting thing about the needles. I could have bought a gadget that the a different type of needle sits in. I think there are six needles in the holder. This gadget was about 25.00. Instead I picked up these needles that were four 7bucks. You can use more than one at a time or just use the one for specific work - more details. I like the idea of the needles - cheaper and easy to use.
I only poked my finger once and man they are sharp!
So I'm working on a few other things which I'll show you real soon! And I teach beading in the next few weeks if the class goes!
Oh! And I planted Pansies!!!!!!
Cheers, All!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

You are The Empress

Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.

The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents,
beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home
decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.

The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

This brooch is going to a friend. It's a long overdue project, and there is one more brooch to finish and send off. That one will only take one evening to finish, then I'll put it in the post.
Still not sure of the matte face here, but it does look good with the bead mix. And the pearls - perhaps a little hard to see in the picture.

When I was studying, I did this on the off time - cause it was easy to do and I love those triangles! I want to do it again, not sure what I'll use next time, I love herringbone and I love the triangles! I also have 8's that would look awesome!
Cheers, Denise

Saturday, April 07, 2007


Remeber the heart swap? Well they are finally in the mail! It was all the post office's fault - they returned a package to one of the swappers so we waited for it to come back to me. Aren't we all so nice? And now, here all all the pictues, some of them are front and back, and some are one dimensional - sorta.



Monday, April 02, 2007

Lisa Volrath has started her easter countdown! Clink on the link and enjoy some free images - but only until easter! Same as the cadbury easter eggs!
Cheers, Denise

Lisa's Easter Countdown

Sunday, April 01, 2007

This is what I get to play with!
I have one more paper then the two exams, which are spaced nicely in April. Oh boy, it's getting harder and harder to study when all I want to do is let my imagination run wild with art, fiber, beads paper, ink, glues threads!!!
But I'm here blogging, instead of reading all this stuff (some of which I actually have read!). I can be such a bad procrastinator!

I miss my art bench! I miss my art supplies, my paints, brushes, inks, glues, stamps, paper - oh, paper! All the great textures, the smells, the heat gun, the colours!

And my beads!!!! Oh my wonderful beads! I've been buying and not using, but buying in anticipation! Buying beads is way too easy and only take a fraction of a second!