The weather may be grey, but here’s what George and I do to deal with the dullness. Admittedly I am in the happier position as I can do both of these activities, whereas George has limited access to beads and probably no real interest in them. Below is George’s usual way of dealing with less than jolly weather.
And here’s mine. The twelve pieces of From the Bright Sky are all machine stitched and ready for their beading experience. I’m not going to be minimalist at all, I am in the mood for beads; a mix of gem stone chips, glass seed beads, a few handmade porcelain beads and one or two other bits and pieces.
So here are a few pieces of work auditioning potential beads.
This the the twelfth piece, featuring sagittal squids. I’m not a horoscope sort of person but when I found a squid whose name shared my birth sign I knew he was the chap for me. This piece was constructed on Khadi paper before it was machine stitched, and is 70 x 50 cm in size, so the whole twelve together will be taking up a fair amount of space when they are hung.
Below are a couple of details. The bead stitching will now continue for some time, in the comfort of the living room, listening to the television.