Sunday, January 24, 2010

Starry, Starry Night- March

This is my March page for the Bead Journal Project. I know, I know. I've been a little obsessive since I started the first of the month. I freely admit it. I figure I might as well bead while I can. Who knows what will happen later. I might lose my muse again. I sure hope not. That is not fun!

I bought the gemstone bead while I was in Tahoe last October. Beki had way too good a selection so I indulged myself. This stone reminded me of the night sky. As I was working on it, I kept thinking of Van Gogh"s painting "Starry, Starry Night". I realized I was beading in circles just like the painting. I remember now why I don't usually bead in all dark beads. Even with good light, it can be difficult. I'm not sure if I will continue to encrust my pages for the whole year, but it has been intensely satisfying to work on these first three pages.

California has been inundated with rain and snow this past week. I don't want to complain as we need it so desperately. We've had some real gully washers, tornado warnings, hail, landslides, etc for a week now. Yesterday was bright and sunny and today started out that way too. However, we are supposed to get more rain tonite and several days this week. I just hope it can soak in so it doesn't cause more damage. Of course the ski parks are loving it. One of them got 9 feet of snow this week. Brrr!
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25 comments:

Gammie said...

Beautiful. So far I like this one best. Keep it up and you will have the whole year finished before June...lol

Jeanne

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

oooh...pretty! i just loooove the blues!

Carol said...

Arlene
I LOVE the swirls in this piece. As always, your beading is perfection. It does look like a Stary Night.

Carol said...

Beautiful! Definitely a starry night!

I marvel, as a beginner, at how much you have done in such a short time!

KV said...

This is gorgeous, Arline!


Kathy V in NM

sydsider said...

Stunning...............

The bad Liz said...

March - you are on March?? It's wonderful! I just love the circles on it.

But now I need to bust my hump tp catch up!

Love it!

Penny said...

Yowzee you're putting me to shame -- I haven't even finished January. These are beautiful.

Gerry Krueger said...

I love this piece and I can relate to obsessive as I am also working on my March and April pieces...but like you said....go for it when you can...
The heart piece is my favorite as I put hearts in everything...

Gerry K.
Spokane, WA
http://olderrose.blogspot.com

Ellen said...

My oh my Arline, that is delightful!

Barbara said...

I think you are BJP's official Energizer Bunny! They are all so very lovely. Congratulations!

Sharon M said...

Your pieces are so beautiful and really convey a true feeling or "journal" to me. I can't believe you are already on March, I am still on January.

Robin said...

Van Gogh would be so proud of you, m'dear! Don't you think he'd have loved beads? Do you think he (or any other artist) has the slightest awareness of how much a piece of their art will affect other artists for centuries after their death? I can think of dozens of beautiful works, including my wedding ring, based on Starry, Starry Night. Your encrusted work is truely lovely, Arline!!!

Robin A.

Carol Creech said...

Just beautiful! I love the colors and the swirls as well. I'm having so much fun following your work! Can't wait to see April :)

Kaite said...

That's a lovely example of circular beading, the tonal range makes it look almost 3D. beautful work. Kaite

abeadlady said...

Thank you all for the lovely compliments. Bead Embroidery is such a joy for me. I just can't imagine not doing it.
Barbara- My mother would have split her sides laughing about me being an energizer bunny. She used to tell me I was the laziest thing on two feet. LOL.

Whytefeather said...

You are on fire! I love reading that your beading brings you such joy and that you are cruising right along. I look forward to your future pages as your beading is just gorgeous. I saw this one and thought... oh I wish I had thought of that I would love to have made something that gorgeous. You are very much an inspiration!

Barb said...

Holy cow, woman! I was proud of finishing January in January and you're already in March! All the pieces are lovely, but I like the colors and composition of this one the best. Beautiful work!

Kelly said...

I love all your pieces! Absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to see what else youcome up with!

robin michelle said...

This is beautiful! It definitely has that Starry Night feeling about it.

Henrysmomsmusings said...

It's lovely, Arline. And it does look just like a starry night.

Cyndi L said...

You're a nut, Arline! But hey, when the spirit moves, I say move with it :-) Beautiful piece!

Sandy said...

You sure have been busy beading. They are all lovely. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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Barbara said...

I'm sorry to be late checking in on this one -- you are going so fast, and I'm having a problem keeping up with everyone. This just zipped right by me! This absolutely, and positively, at the very top of my list of favorites. You beaded one of my favorite works of art of all time, and it's magnificent! Congratulations on a masterpiece.