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I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go.  I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures.  I cannot believe it's been six years now!  Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:
1.  Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic
2.  About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea
3.  I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while
4.  It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at once
With all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!  

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Gypsy Love

I like deadlines because it makes me finish projects like the one I wrote about in the previous post.  I did end up finishing my felt applique in time for the show AND I decided to put a price tag on it too.  When I finished it, and mounted it on a stretched canvas, I still felt like it lacked something... more beads!  So I added the tassels at the bottom, again all hand strung.
Close-up of bead work:

Details, details:

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