Monday, May 23, 2011

Current Exhibits

I have had a very busy weekend delivering work to 3 exhibits that I have been accepted into. The first is one of my pet paintings ("Prince of Wales"-the Sealyham-see my previous post) to

The Towson Arts Collective 4th Anniversary Exhibition 
June 10-August 12
406 York Rd, Lower Level
Towson, MD 21204
Hours Thu, Fri, Sat noon-5PM +by appt
Opening June 10 6-8PM

The second is the Machine Embroidery "One Red Window" to
8th Annual Adams County Arts Council Juried Art Exhibition
June 10-19
Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College
500N Washington St
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Gallery hours 10AM-4PM daily
Opening June 10 5-7PM, awards 6PM
717-334-5006 or 717-334-0853

And the Third is 3 pieces of machine embroidery :Three Apples", "Summer Stoop", and "Lazy Sailing" to
Creative Crafts Council 2011 Show
May 28-July 9
Opening June 2, 7-9PM
The Mansion At Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20850
Hours Mon-Fri 10AM-4PM, Wed to 9PM, Sat 10AM-3PM
Opening reception and awards June 2, 7-9PM

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Necklace: Old and New

Artbeads has provided me with a challenge to create something using old and new elements. I have chosen antique brass flowers from their website.

I could not tell till I received the actual flowers how they would coordinate together. After receiving the elements, I have decided to divide the pieces and make 2 necklaces as the upper filigree flower has a completely different feel to it. The new elements I will choose are glass seed beads in sizes 8 and 11 as well as a variety of multicolor resin beads.

I plan to set the flowers asymmetrically within strands of the glass and resin beads.
I do not want the flowers to flop over onto their reverse sides, so I start by brick stitching small circles on which to attach the flowers, adding loops for the strands at appropriate places along the edges.

That's as far as I got tonight. I am hoping that these bases in brick stitch will,keep the flowers right side up. Joanne

Disclosure: The antique metal flower elements were kindly provided free-of-charge by, within the frames of 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.