Sunday, June 30, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 12:15 PM
Monday, June 24, 2013
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 10:02 AM
I got the idea, just as I was sewing the beads to the otter's forehead, to put a jewel there. Out of about 6 possible ones, I picked this one because among the brown fur and dark beads it got lost. The flashes of light is all that leads the eye to it. Instead of continuing to bead elsewhere on the piece until evening when I could let the glue dry overnight, I had to see how the gem looked in place. Naturally the glue needed the rest of the day to dry properly. What to do. It was raining. I had finished writing the haiku and boxed the tanzaku for the Mendocino Music Festival - there was nothing to do!
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 9:57 AM
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 12:50 PM
Monday, June 17, 2013
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 10:59 AM
Sunday, June 16, 2013
I found a big penguin and a small one from the McDonald's series of happy meals in my last auction win so am planning to do the pair. Actually a Father's Day tribute without meaning to make one.
Rhoda brought her things for the summer camp at GAC to store here while she goes to Japan to show her beaded works. She had with her some tiny clay beads a guy in Mendocino made in his hippie years. He tumbled them to make them shine. Really incredible. She said he had four wheelbarrow loads of beads. She was selling them and now I wish I had gotten some.
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 10:08 AM
Friday, June 14, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Speaking of eyes, I did add these to the cat in red pants.
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 11:58 AM
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Looking at the photo on the blog I realize that I forgot to add the eyes!
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 12:11 PM
Monday, June 10, 2013
This is the entry I had for the exhibit "Art for Art's Sake" that opened at Gualala Arts Center on June 7th.
This is how my entry looked on that Friday night. At first when I saw the photo Barbara Fast had taken I wanted to go charging into the arts center in to change it back. Then reality came forward and told me that I really did not the strength or energy for the trip or the confrontation. So I had to let it go. Until this morning, with new energy I did want to record the event here in my journal. While typing this up I just got the idea of sending an email to the curator of the show, Bruce Jones to ask him to change it back. That I can do!
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 12:45 PM
Sunday, June 9, 2013
This cat is clearly letting me know what it wants to be. I love it when I only have to hesitate a few seconds to get the message of the next thing to add. Thankfully so far the cat has been right. It would really hurt to have to rip out these tiny beads.
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 11:38 AM
Friday, June 7, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Yesterday I boxed up 9 more animals and left a note for Barbara. I hope she will find time to pick them up and take them to the gallery this week. She is so busy with the show at Gualala Arts I will easily forgive her if it does not happen. I am aiming my heart to go to the opening on Friday, even with some remaining red spots on my face and hands and no new haircut.
I have been cleaning up my desks and the studio since getting A Dictionary of Haiku off to the printers for a proof. I am amazed how much pressure I had put on myself with that book. Perhaps my beading will improve in inventiveness with my light as balloon feelings.
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 12:00 PM
Monday, June 3, 2013
What a difference a day makes - especially when it is two days and both were good. At first I did the eyes with the amber 11s but that did not look right so I ripped it all out and used the tan pearls. They pick up the light and bring another color. The nice thing about doing these larger animals is the fact that they come with glassine eyes and real plastic noses.
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 10:56 AM