Monday, 17 November 2014

Art Bead Scene November Challenge

Hello there! You probably know about the other blog which I write for - Art Bead Scene. Each month we have a challenge, where we take a piece of artwork and invite our readers to design art bead-filled jewellery inspired by our challenge piece. 

Let me hand you over to our editor-in-chief, Heather Powers:

"The Art Bead Scene editors have risen again to take the monthly challenge. We are having so much fun playing along every month we've decided to make this a regular feature. Take some time this month to enter the challenge for a chance to win some amazing prizes. 

And don't forget beadmakers, we have a category for you too and you could win a month of advertising on the ABS."


Yep, you read that right - there are prizes too! 





This month (as Heather said), some of my co-editors and I carved out a little time to take the challenge ourselves. 

There is SO much going on in this picture....I can't really decide if I am drawn to this picture or not; the folliage and imagery here is so lush it feels like it is almost over-ripe and on the cusp of decaying. (Is that just me?) However, it is certainly very intriguing - a piece of art that really makes me question what I am seeing. First of all, it seems like the orchid is the central point, but somehow I kept coming back to the largest hummingbird to the right....his colouring specifically.
Feather components - Green Girl Studio


Next, a piece based around the painting as a whole. The colour scheme, the birds, the lush foliage....

I hope you will find the time to take the challenge too! And do take a minute to check out the other participating editors' blog posts too:






7 comments:

Claire Lockwood said...

Both beautiful, but the earrings are my favourites: love the colours against the pewter!

Lottie me said...

Absolutely brilliant

TesoriTrovati said...

There was a lot going on in this painting! So much that I just didn't know where to look! I agree about the decaying, but that is part of life, something to be celebrated and from that springs new! I was drawn to the nest with the eggs. I made a wee nest with two little white eggs for my Sampler Club but didn't get around to photographing or making something (and I thought for some reason it was next Friday for the reveal?!) Maybe next month! Enjoy the day. Erin

Carol Briody said...

I love those earrings, too! The colors are great pairs with the feathery charms. I love the way you made this little totem with one of your beaded beads resting at the top! Beautiful pieces.

Tari of ClayButtons.com said...

Both of them are wonderful Rebecca. I like the necklace where you incorporated art beads from many different artists to make a beautiful cohesive piece!!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Me like :)

Karin G said...

Love both designs, great ways to see the painting!

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