Thursday, September 25, 2014

Yesterday while I was working on this, a ray of sun came through the clouds and made each bead a tiny light. I was completely enchanted. It was a good feeling to know that I was adding these tiny lights to the monkey.
That little strip down his back is the total work I got done in one afternoon. Was thinking about spending my evening beading instead of watching Youtube shows. Then the power went out and I could do neither! So I read e-books (the print is so much larger on the computer then in books) but still I was very sleepy by 10. Then WR set off the smoke alarm upstairs with too many matches used as a bathroom deodorant.
PS I am very happy with the results of using the professional backdrop again even though it takes up a big chunk of space in the studio. I may try to add a head lamp so the contrast is stronger.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


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This looks almost as bad as the business card I tried to make with the new Word program!  I have spent three days and all morning trying to get the very minimum to work. The good news is that Doric took pity on me and offered to pick up my stuff so Werner does not have to make the trip and worry how to get up the stairs. I wanted to have the business cards ready for Doric and that is done. I have never designed such an awful card. Thanks Word!

Friday, September 19, 2014

So you can see the monkey I am working on. If you look above the left paw you can see the sample of his other fur. I am very eager to do him as I have a little surprise in his "purse." I love his colors. Am really getting hooked on these bigger versions.
I packed up the pieces for the Upstairs Gallery and they are sitting on the counter waiting for me to find someone to cart them to Gualala. I woke in the night very nervous with nightmares about the job but did sleep again and got it all done this morning.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I finally finished the Rooster! And I finally got enough beads on his feathers to cover up his funny pink skin. Now I am casting about for the next animal. . . I want to do something new that I have not done before. Have been looking at stuffed animals at BB Toy Store but there are still so many here that are new to me!  Keep tuned!

Friday, September 12, 2014

I had this chicken almost done with smooth rows of white for the feathers. When Ling-Yen stopped by and looked at the chicken I realize how uneven those rows were. One afternoon, without thinking I cut them all off. What a mess of beads and threads. Still I persevered. I cleaned up my tray by sewing all the beads back on in three-bead picots. Only today did I have the courage to photograph the results and now I see I must put the picots in more thickly or the chicken's feathers are as thin and see-through as my own gray hair is! Back to the bead tray. At least I know what to do! I suspect the camera angle makes a difference. See how good the beads look on the butt?

Monday, September 1, 2014

The tail was not finished but you can spot the progress. I was looking back at old photos and found a photo where the wings and tail were orange. I am working on a book of my blog. Now to get over the password bump! to fix some things in the book!