My first post of the new year!!
As well, this is my first attempt at beading and at using french knots. An interesting exercise. I'm not crazy about the beading but it's probably because I have tried to make do with the beads I have at hand. They are quite expensive (well, not bad really, but try and get out of the bead shop without spending $100 or more....and such a tiny little bag as well!!!) and to be really effective, I suspect they should be bought with a project in mind as opposed to being out of one's mind with all the choices and just grabbing willy-nilly. The french knots were fun to do. Really, I can see how one might use both embellishments but I'm not really one for embellishments of this sort,... well, not yet, anyway. I don't want to be closing any doors here!
This is the little drawing that inspired the above pieces. I'm enjoying experimenting with different pencils and trying to get the tonal values that I see in the photograph.
So that's it, a series of firsts, and it's only January 1 today!!! (Mind you, I guess everything I do today will be a first, if I want to get really picky! But some of these are firsts ever, so I think they work!)
And so, as I think of all my dear friends, old and new, loved and lost, may the blessings of the season be yours throughout the year. And happy creating!
I'll be back....