Monday, December 22, 2008

This Weeks Showcase

This week Beaders Showcase selected one of my
new work " Turquoise River." I made the new
bracelet a month ago. It is one-of-a-kind and it is
for sale.
They have 3 featured members every week for
this weeks showcase.
477 members belong to Beaders Showcase. It is
a community for all beading artists to showcase
their work.
Visit Beaders Showcase at website link.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

October 2008 Bead Journal Project

The size of the flower pin is 3" x 3."

My October project was done just before
I bought 2 pretty fabrics from Jo Ann Fabric.
I used my new sewing machine for flower and
leaf stitches. The size of the fabric is 5'' x 5.''

What kind of flower ???

I need your help ! I don't know what of flower
it is. It looks like a daisy or sunflower but I can't
find more information from the internet.

Late Autumn Hike Day News

This was the last day we hiked near the Stricker
Pond thru Wexford Park with Jasmine. It was a
beautiful autumn weather with gorgeous fall

Late Autumn Hike Day Photos

Late Autumn Hike Day

Night at the Capitol

This is Jenni at the Espresso Royale Cafe near
the Overture Center.
Jenni took pictures of my husband and I at the
Capitol after the reception.

Overture Gallery

The Madison Open Art Studios had an exhibition
at the Overture Center in downtown Madison
last September.
Here is my beaded water lily pin at the first floor
gallery located off the Rotunda Lobby from my
cell phone pictures. We went to the opening
reception. The food was wonderful. Each artist
had one of their works on display on all 3 floors.
140 Madison artists particapted in the 2008 Open
Art Studios Tour the first weekend of October.
The picture of my daughter and me is in the

Sunday, September 21, 2008

2008 BJP ~ September Page

This year I took pictures of Red Poppy at Bailey Harbor in
Door County last July.

I finished my September Page today. Red Poppy Flowers are
one of my favorites. My format for this year is smaller and it
is a " 5 x 5 " square. The bead embroidery techniques I used
was back-stitch with 4 beads. I used Lacy's Stiff Stuff and green
fabric paint.
I just bought a new baby Lock sewing machine for my birthday
and I have about 80 selections of stitch patterns and adjustable
stitch width and length.
I used Czech Charlotte Cuts size 13/0 beads and Delica beads.
I stitched the leaves with embroidery floss. It was lot of work
but it was worth it.
The size of the flower is 3" width by 2 1/2" height. I used red
felt on the back of the pin.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Award of Excellence

Just got back from Hancock Michigan this weekend. I
got an Award of Excellence from the 5th biennial Great
Northern Beadwork Exhibition at Copper Country
Community Arts Council. My husband went with me
and we explored Keweenaw Pennisula for 2 days. We
toured the Keweenaw Bay and Lake Superior shores.
I took 900 pictures and we saw alot of waterfalls,
lighthouses, old mines, sunsets, landscapes, etc. It was
so beautiful up north.
The exhibition will run from September 5 through 27.
Diane Fitzgerald will give a slide presentation on
" Fads and Trends in Beadwork." This event on the
fourth weekend of Sept. will launch the Northern Bead
Symposium, which will include presentations, workshops,
demonstrations, and bead shopping.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Clematis Flower Pin

The pin size is 4" wide by 3 3/4 " height.


I designed a panorama of Marianne. Friday we biked
and made it to the end of the bike trail in Springfield
Corners and went back to the parking lot in Middleton.
The weather was beautiful It was about 12 miles round
trip. We had pizza at the Roman Candle. She never had
been there before. The pizza was wonderful and we ate
on the sidewalk.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

2007 BJP May Page

At last I have finished my 12 flower pins for the 2007
Bead Journal Project.
Here is my May page and photo of a clematis.
I am participating in the 2008 Bead Journal Project.
It will start September 1st.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Clinton, Wi.

We stopped in Clinton for lunch at The Central
House Supper Club and Lounge. Took pictures
of old buildings of the bank and movie theater.

Union, Wi.

Farm scene


The last stop we looked at the teardrops in
Sun Prairie. They are so cool and we hope
to have one someday!

April Photo

It was taken at the UW Arboretum in Madison.

April 2007 BJP Page

My April BJP Page is done. It is a Magnolia.
I used canvas photo. It is free-hand without
looking at photo. I love the warm color of
dark dusty rose flowers and brown leaves.
It feels like Autumn. Hard to believe it is
almost September.

August Update

It has been a very busy summer for me.
I wasn't happy with my March BJP page. My girlfriend,
Georgia told me to work more on the fabric background.
I was impressed. It is so much better that it was before.
I am done with my May BJP flower pin this morning and
right now I am working on the fabric for the background.
After I was done with my Clematis flower pin, I started
to make free-form peyote stitch to make coral forms,
and I use shells, pearls and corals on a black felt bracelet
base. I really like working with free-form peyote stitch
now. It has been so long since I used peyote stitch.
I did not have the time to post pictures of my vacation,
April and May BJP pages yet but I will real soon so
come back !

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Door County Vacation

Hope you are having a good summer. I can't believe that
August is here already... We just got back from vacation

at Door County and we had a wonderful time. We went

biking and walking alot.The weather were gorgeous.
We went to 2 lighthouses at Cana Island,
Bailey Harbor
and Eagle Bluff, between Ephraim and Fish Creek. Dean
got a
flat tire at Bailey Harbor so I biked alone after that.
He did not bring extra tubes or tools to fix his bike but he
will bring them next time when we go on vacation... I
took alot of pictures and I will post my pictures soon.
I would love to go back to Door County again.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

May Rainstorm

This is my favorite shot of our Honda after a
rainstorm at dusk.


This picture is a orange nasturium. I bought 2
little pots from the garden center and I used
them in containers last year.

Orange Flower Pin

The pin size is 3 1/2 x 4.

March Bead Journal Project

March 2007 Bead Journal Project is done

Thursday, June 05, 2008

February Page is done

The Poinsettia pin is 3 1/2 by 4. I was running out
of the yellow beads to make the petals-2 dimension.
They did not have beads in Madison so I will leave it
this way.
I started the March page. I will post it later. It is still
not finished so I will have 3 more left before Sept.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Poinsettia Photo

It was taken at the Olbrich Garden end of December.

Poinsettia Flower Pin

I am so happy that I finished my 9th flower pin
tonite. It took me about 4 days and 8 hours. It
is a white Poinsettia.