Sunday, July 01, 2007

"Rage" is done

My June page for Bead Journal Project is done. This has been a learning experience for me. I used this page as some serious therapy to rid myself of some anger and frustration. I wasn't sure it would work, but it did. These colors are an unusual selection for me, but they seemed to express my feelings. Who knows what next month will bring.
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21 comments:

Sunni said...

Arline, this is awesome.
Your colors are so fiery that I can see why you would use them for rage.
Its wonderful.
I am going to add you to my growing list of bloggers to follow so I don't miss any of your work.
Happy 4th,
Sunni

Robin said...

You just can't know how MUCH I love this piece. Don't we all just want to let out the rage sometimes? Your piece not only lets your rage out, but mine too! Thank you!!!!

abeadlady said...

Thank you Sunni and Robin. This has been a new experience for me to put so many feelings into a piece. Well worth it, though.
Arline

CC said...

Wow! Rage is right! It makes me want to scream!!! You did great! Glad you got it out! Whew!
With aloha,
CC

matilda said...

Arline, la tua collera è piena di passione.
hai usato colori che adoro, che metto in relazione anche con il sole, con l'amore, con la forza.
la tua collera è veramente uno stimolo grande ed è bellissimo che tu ti sappia lasciar andare così all'entusiasmo dei sentimenti, cercherò di prendere esempio, perchè io invece non riesco mai a spogliarmi completamente del mio autocontrollo...
ops, forse l'ho fatto adesso? grazie Arline, spero tu possa capirmi.

Brenda said...

It is so amazing to see the emotions that these pages are allowing us to reveal.
Funny though, I love those colors, it felt a little happy to me!

SueU said...

Love the colors and the therapy is evident and certainly works on the viewer too.

Lillian said...

Hi Arline,

I wish my "rage" could look this beautiful-great colors! and what a way to get it out :o) Thanks for sharing, Lillian in WA

Mary Tafoya said...

Arline, I like it -- it reminds me of arms and fists. Good emotional connections there, but abstracted. I can't wait to see your upcoming pieces too. 8-)

Vicki said...

Wow!! What a dynamic bead design! Rage doesn't seem so scary when it looks like this. I might have to try that. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

WowO! to me this is what bead embroidery is all about! What a piece!!!!

freebird said...

It looks very hot but not explosively so. All those rounded curves smooth (soothe?) it out a bit. Looks like you've put a road through the desert landscape. Where are you going? I like it, really.

Lois B said...

The first thing that comes to my mind is the old cliche. "You're beautiful when you're angry!" You really captured the power of rage, and also let there be a some of beauty there, and even flowers. It's such an expressive piece. Can't wait for July.

Kathy Wagner said...

Your colours are wonderful! I especially like how you've used the dark beads for containment and definition.

Nancy K. said...

I guess I am not seeing rage when I see this, I just see colors and beads nicely put together. It gives me a warm feeling actually, maybe latent rage! Anyway great piece.

July is looking pretty interesting too.

I see you are a doll artist too. I have to ask do you know Michelle Meinhold?

abeadlady said...

Yes, I know Nancy M. Isn't her work great?
Arline

abeadlady said...

I must stay off the computer for the rest of the day. of course, I meant Michelle M. Duh.
Arline

Nancy K. said...

Michelle's work is wonderful. Her dolls and her beadwork.

I should stay off too, other than lots of yard work, I have spent most of my day on the computer today, need to get back to beading!

KV said...

Awesome!


Kathy V in NM

Grace said...

Amazing Arline - it's beautiful!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

WOW. WOW. WOW. How did I miss this amazing piece when purusing your blog just the other day?