Friday, July 24, 2009

When good projects go bad

I really really wanted to enter this month's challenge on BPCAG, but my sculpt is not going well. It is just too hot to work with polymer clay, so I am taking a break, and attempting to restore some order to my studio instead. My poor studio needs some TLC badly anyway. I don't mean to be so messy, but I can't seem to help it!

While I was putting away the things that have accumulated on my work table, I rediscovered this piece of bead embroidery. I don't remember deciding to stop working on it - but it was buried pretty deep under the layers, so I know it has been a while since I laid eyes on it.

Now that I don't wear contact lenses any more, I find that I can see those little beads so much better without any glasses at all. It makes it tough to watch TV while beading, but I keep my bifocals handy and pop them on when things get exciting, so I do OK. It's nice to have a project that I can work on in a room that is air-conditioned.

I am such a sissy about the heat.

I am so glad I put up this photo today, because now I can see that I need to add something a little dark to the upper part of the right hand segment to keep the colors balanced. If I keep at it, I should be able to finish the beading this weekend and get started on the fringe. I have some drop pearls that will be just perfect for this.


HElen said...

Beautiful! Love it! Very MUCH! Beautiful!!!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh wow! this is awesome. How could you forget that you had this unfinished project lying around. It is too beautiful to forget. I am glad you found it to finish it finally.

Jean Bernard said...

HOW ON EARTH could YOU forget you were working on this piece of art???? oh my ! Oh please have it completed by the retreat ! I must see this one in person! you are an amazing artist Miss JudiA ! Can I have it? :p

Bear said...

Judi this is so darned beautiful and gorjus and yup AWESOME ooh man alive its fabulous
I love it!
love u too n big hugs bera xoxoxo

BumbleVee said...

it's coming along beautifully Judi.... I love the palette of colours...

Isn't it amazing how taking a pic and then viewing it can give us such a different perspective on whatever it is we are working on? I like to take several as I am doing my faces, especially the eyes... to make sure they are the same sizes. I don't seem to notice such significant differences with the nakes eye...but, with the camera...yikes..I see huge variations in things..