Monday, July 19, 2010

Bead Soup.

Bead soup, oh how I love to make you and oh how my work just loves to eat you up. I was inspired to make bead soups by Beadfx in Toronto. Years ago I bought a few bead soups there and the end result was freeform peyote jewellery.

I loved the concept of making bead soups so much so that I started to make my own. Yeah I just put together different types of beads ( seedbeads, accent beads ) in a bowl and mixed them all up. Sometimes we have to go back to base. I now work at Beadfx and I saw a soup that I really loved ( thanks Rosemary)and bought two. One I used in my piece Oh Canada and the other I'm going to make some beads with.

On Saturday I had to make some soups at Beadfx thanks to Rosemary, the store's manageress. I had a blast. So now I'm off to let my work eat them all up!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Oh Canada eh!!! Ô Canada! ᐆ ᑲᓇᑕ!( Uu Kanata! )

July is finished eh!!! Previously I mentioned that I started May, skipped June and was working on July. Well July's finished and I have to complete May and June. July is dedicated to Canada, my home away from home.

I really wanted to finish this piece in time for Canada Day but it didn't happen. My next deadline was July 13, which marked the anniversary of my coming here. So yes it's about celebrations eh!! It's a celebration of my gratitude to God for guiding me into coming here. It's a celebration of my gratitude for my family ( my husband and children - I've found a new life). It's a celebration for finding new friends and opportunities to expand my creativity. It's a celebration of all the many races and cultures in this beautiful country that so many of us now call home.

Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee. Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Monday, July 12, 2010

July's piece!!!

I'm working away at July's Bead Journal Project piece. I started May's and skipped June's for now, but July's is well on the way to completion. I'll post it asap. I'm out of here because I'm going back to work.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

April is for Khes!!!

Yes April is done and it's for Khes!!! Khes is my stepdaughter, who turned 13 on April 28th. It's amazing how time passes, the little girl I met a few years ago is now a teenager and she is just getting more beautiful daily.

The piece is about the new life that spring brings and the focus is on the "battimamzelle" - the local name for the dragonfly in Trinidad and Tobago. So Khessy, April is for you love for all the joy and so much more you bring.