събота, 29 декември 2018 г.

White / Бяло

The December challenge on Art Elements is white, suggested by  Claire Fabian. It had never happened to me before but I mixed up the reveal date and so managed to finish only two of my ideas.
Декемврийското предизвикателство в блога Art Elements е "бяло", по предложение на Claire Fabian. Не ми се беше случвало, но обърках датите - мислех, че срокът е утре, а той бил днес, затова успях да осъществя само две от идеите си.

I've got too many seed beads for a non-beader. So when I ran out of whites, I simply changed the name of this Earrings and Bracelet set with beaded flowers from Snow White to Frosted. As sewing the flowers to the bracelet was quite tedious, I made a loop with seed beads at the back of the flowers and strung them on the beading wire between two adjacent peyote tubes.
За човек, който не плете с мъниста, имам твърде много от тях. Затова, когато ми свършиха белите, смених името на комплекта гривна и обици със цветчета, оплетени от дребни мъниста, от "Снежанка" на "Скреж". Т.к. пришиването на цветчетата към гривната е доста трудоемко, с остатъчните конци направих отдолу клуп с мъниста и просто ги нанизах между тръбичките пейот.



In 2017, I set myself a #icantdraw challenge - a drawing a month on my tablet. I still can't (in spite of the encouragement I got from some of my blog friends, thank you!). Here is a minimalist greeting card, slightly edited for the occasion. And a picture of a drawing I made on paper following a tutorial. I could never reproduce it on my tablet :)
През 2017 почувствах непреодолимо желание да рисувам (по една скица месечно на таблета ми). Доста нездравословно, бих казала, след като знам, че не мога, доказателството е тук #icantdraw (хаштаг #немогадарисувам). Това е една непубликувана минималистична поздравителна картичка, която малко редактирах за случая. И снимка на скица на хартия, която направих по урок и така и не успях да възпроизведа на таблета :)




Idea #3 was to cut out building silhouettes and glue them to a glass to use as a votive. It doesn't look good but, never mind, here it is:
Третата идея беше да изрежа силуети на къщи от хартия, да облепя с тях стъклена чаша и да поставя в нея чаена свещ. Не изглежда добре, но ето я все пак:


There was no time left for idea #4 that had to do something with fabric. You know what? I didn't really expect all the inspiration that came with white. It got me thinking about including more crafts in my 2019 schedule :)
Не ми остана време за четвъртата идея, бях намислила нещо с плат. Знаете ли какво? Не очаквах да се вдъхновя чак толкова от темата "бяло". Дори се замислям дали да не включа повече видове ръчно творчество в плановете си за 2019 :)

Savor some inspiration from the other participants:
Почерпете вдъхновение от другите участници:


32 коментара:

  1. Your pieces are gorgeous - love that bracelet! Love the idea of that votive!

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    1. Thank you, Evie and Beth! BTW, the votive has been on my to-do list for a couple of years and I just couldn't miss the opportunity :)

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  2. I can't believe you call yourself a non-beader! That bracelet is something only experienced beaders could create.Love the design. I also love your drawings-I would say that you can definitely draw. But my favorite thing is the buildings cut from paper and glued to the glass votive. It's very beautiful when lit.

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    1. Thank you, Cathy! I've been trying my hand at seed beading but usually avoid complicated projects ;) I'm so glad everybody likes the votive!

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  3. I hate that you got your days mixed up, but the designs you created are great! For someone who's not a beader, those tubes are pretty spectacular! And, I think your drawings are well done. The same hold true of the paper votive. Hey, you got more accomplished than I did for this challenge. You're totally winning!

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    1. Thank you, Hope! I almost didn't post the votive project, it only looks good when lit in the dark, now I'm glad I did!

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  4. You are a closet beader and you know it. I know that you like doing work that has an amazing amount of details in it like your wirework. Maybe that is the reason you are not fond of your drawings for they are outlines. I recommend graphite pencil or ballpoint pen (or gel pen) to make sketches to get more details. I could help you out with some tips if you want.

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    1. "Closet beader", I like it! I'd love to get some tips from you, Divya, I've been sketching only from tutorials and usually the first try is the best. I have no talent for drawing so I'm trying a more technical approach. And I'm also trying to figure out how to reproduce some effects on my tablet. I have no drawing tools, just things left from my decoupage years.

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  5. You can draw!! those flowers are delightful! I am the same with seed beads, I have so many of them and yet I am a non beader, love your bracelet and the paper votive, I will look forward to seeing more of your drawings in 2019 :D

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    1. Thank you, Laney! Frankly, I thought that my drawing episode was over but surprisingly went on sketching on the tablet :) Beading is so versatile and attractive, that's why I'm trying to learn at least some basic designs.

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    1. Thank you, Susan! I'm rather fond of this design myself but it takes me weeks to finish one :)

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  7. LOve the cool blues and whites you used in your designs - very seasonal.

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    1. Thank you, Lesley! I envisioned a white bracelet but just had to go on with what I had and blue seemed very appropriate :)

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  8. Your bracelet is gorgeous. I love the cool blues against the white. Well done!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! This design has more dimension than a flat bracelet, that's why I like it a lot, too.

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  9. If only I was as accomplished a "non-beader" as you are. Your jewelry is lovely, and I admire your dedication to drawing practice. I should force myself to get better at sketching. The votive idea is very creative.

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    1. Thank you, Tammy! I am trying to learn different techniques to diversify my jewelry. As far as drawing is concerned, I, too, should force myself and dedicate special time to it. My attempts are quite sporadic.

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  10. That bracelet is awesome! (I think you should now stop thinking of yourself as a non-beader! :) ) And the votive looks kinda magical. If it could rotate, I'd stare at it for hours... It's probably more difficult to draw on a tablet, but your paper drawings are just lovely.
    You should definitely try your hand at more crafts - you're pretty good!

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    1. Thank you, Anita! I thought about a rotating platform, because the pattern is different on all sides but I had nothing on had. That's a good idea for the future. Ha, the biggest advantage of the tablet is the ease to erase, picking the pen or color is a pain :)

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  11. I love that you were able to work through these various ideas at such a busy time of year and when faced with a hurdle, changed things up successfully. Can't wait to see what comes in 2019 :)

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    1. Thank you, Marsha! I, too, was surprised with myself :) Having ideas helped, though!

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  12. I agree with Hope! You managed to get 3 creative & awesome projects done. I had about 3 ideas and only got 1 done ... partly done, I still haven't used it in a piece of jewelry :(((

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    1. Thank you, you're right - I usually make just jewelry but this time I dared for more :)

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  13. I only got one piece done and I didn't even get the days mixed up!
    Beautiful interpretations of white, all of them.

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  14. I am not sure that I would agree on "non-beader" at all! The bracelet is lovely! For "mixed up days" you got a lot done! If it wasn't for a head start at the beginning of december, I would never have managed to create for my own challenge ;)
    The flower you drew are lovely. How about trying out different media and drawing / painting styles just to see whether one might speak to you? I agree with Divya that beading and drawing outlines are two different ways to build up images. I hope to see more of your drawing / paintings in 2019! :) Thank you for participating in our Art Elements theme challenge!

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    1. Thank you, Claire! I was truly inspired! All the lovely comments about my humble drawings really got me thinking about trying out more media.

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  15. your bracelet is amazing, I don't do beading but it looks very complex, and it's stunning. I love the little votive too

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    1. Thank you, Jill! I'm loving this design more and more with all those compliments :)

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  16. That bracelet is super fun! I'd never have the patience for that kind of work... I'm impressed. Your drawings are lovely too!

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    1. Thank you, Sarajo! The bracelet takes tons of patience, indeed but it's worth it :)

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