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: