Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"Three Apples" Update plus Peacock Bracelet

"Three Apples" Update:

I am thrilled that my Machine Embroidery "Three Apples" won third place in the Adams County Arts Council Show and that it did so competing against "real" paintings. The exhibit continues till Sunday at Schmucker Gallery on Washington Street, part of the Gettysburg College campus.

Peacock Bracelet:

I was allowed to choose a summer pendant from Art beads and decided on the Russian Black Onyx Peacock. I thought that I  would feature the peacock in a bracelet and surrounded it with a band of peyote stitching in black seed and fringe beads with accents of orange, yellow, lime green and turquoise repeating the colors of the peacock feathers. I also stitched 2 feathers in brick stitch to dangle off of the focal bead. The closure is a vintage German glass button and bead loop. When I use loops as closures, I like to alternate medium and small beads. I feel this enhances the curvature of the loop. Enjoy! Joanne

Disclosure: The Peacock pendant was kindly provided free-of-charge by Artbeads.com, within the frames of Artbeads.com blogging program. The author of this blog has not received any payment from above-mentioned company. The post above represents only personal opinion of the blog author.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Machine Embroidery "Three Apples" in Exhibit

I am pleased that my machine embroidery "Three Apples" has been accepted into the Adams County Arts Council Seventh Annual Exhibit to be held at Schmucker Art Gallery of Gettysburg College, 300 N Washington Street, Gettysburg. PA 17325  717-337-6080

Gallery Hours 10AM-4PM June 18-27
Opening Reception Friday June 18, 5-7PM
Awards 6PM
Building is wheelchair accessible

Hope to meet any of you who are close by at the opening.

"Three Apples" was also shown in the Blackrock Tribute to Fiber Arts Exhibit earlier in the year in which I won an Honorable Mention Award. It is based on a photograph of a window in a beautifully quaint UNESCO Heritage site village in Portugal. Joanne

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Beadwork Interlude

I am relaxing and refreshing my creative juices by adoring my new puppy, Apolo. He is still trying to get my old dogs, Ben and Jerry, to play with him to no avail and is fascinated by the cats, Culpepper and Keswick (named after horse show venues that my daughter shows at). He also sits and stares at the old retired horses in the front yard paddock. We have an equestrian center on adjacent property (Swan Lake Stables) and run horse shows ourselves. We visited our son and family in upstate NY over the holidays and Apolo got to dip his feet in Lake Owasco.