Bird A Week Challenge: Week 43

I am in total Halloween mode.  Here is another bird on a pumpkin.  This time, a crow:

Drawing Lab 2011: Lettering

This weeks assignment was to draw disguised alphabets.  For some reason, I had some difficulty doing this:

If you can’t tell, it spells out the word “PEACE”, and it is garden themed.

My Lampwork Beads

Well, I had a chance to get on the torch again, and here are some of my efforts: Pretty white roses, wild animal beads, and cute pink rosette beads. You can find them at my Etsy shop:

Zentangle Challenge #43 “Sunflower”

This week’s challenge is “Sunflower”.  It comes from Penny B. who writes ” In Republic of South Africa, on 12 October we have Bandana Day, which is run by the Sunflower Fund. This is an organization founded in 1999 in support of the SA Bone Marrow Registry for people suffering from leukemia. Every year our local retailer (Pick n Pay) sells Sunflower bandanas and the proceeds go towards the Sunflower Fund…everyone wears a Bandana, somehow somewhere on this day! …” And as sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers, this was a fun challenge to do:

Thank you Penny B. for suggesting this challenge!

Vintage Beads From Europe Update

I recently received  four wonderful packs of vintage plastic beads from Vente of Vintage Beads from Europe.  Well, I finally sat down and had a chance to play with them.  Here are some things I made with them; a pretty brown tone bracelet, gorgeous drop earrings, funky purple earrings, and even a retro orange/yellow necklace for my Blythe doll Hana:
Be sure to stop by Vente’s store and have a look!

Drawing Lab 2011: Student’s Choice #10

I decided to do an insect again this week.  I drew a Monarch Butterfly.  We live in their path of migration.  It’s an amazing thing to see these beautiful butterflies:

Bird A Week Challenge: Week 42

For this week’s challenge, I drew a vintage style owl on a  pumpkin:

Zentangle Challenge #42 “Hope”

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  WIth this in mind, the Diva has challenged us to do a tangle themed “Hope”.  Hope is a wonderful word.  I did a simple tangle.  A heart awash in rays of light, surrounded by hope & love for you and me:

Very Vintage Challenge

Today is Michelle Mach’s Fall Challenge, “Very Vintage Challenge”.  I was lucky enough to snag a kit, and participate. Of  course I forgot to take a photo of my specific kit, but here is a photo of the general kit Michelle sent:

Photo courtesy of Michelle Mach.

And here is what I made; a necklace and an assymmetrical earrings:

And here is the list of all other participating artists:

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

Boo Beads


Tell Your Girlfriends

Beading Arts

Cynth’s Blog

Morning Glory Beading

Simply Gorgeous

As I Bead It

SilverRose Designs

We Can Make That at Home

Wild Roses and Blackberries

Laurel Moon Jewelry & Beads

Lutka & Co

Lucid Mood Studio

Bead Lola Bead

MLH Jewelry

Melinda Orr Metal & Clay Jewelry Designs

Michelle H.
Firefly Visions

Michelle M.
Beads & Books

Blog by Salla

Falling into the Sky

Shaiha’s Ramblings

MiShel Designs

Beads and Bread

Pixybug Designs

Pearl and Pebbles

Pink Chapeau Vintage Jewelry

The Bead Junkie

Thank you Michelle for another fun challenge!

Final Cup Bead Soup Update

As you recall, I was the featured artist for Lori Anderson’s Cup Bead Soup for the months of August and September.  Well, my extended two months have come to an end, and here are photos of the final pieces Lori made with the beads I sent her:

All photos courtesy of Lori Anderson, Pretty Things.

For more photos and detailed information, visit Lori Anderson, Cup Bead Soup.  And thank you Lori for featuring me!

Bird A Week Challenge: Week 41

I decided to do another vintage style birdie drawing for this week: