Saturday, June 28, 2008

One more page for the BJP

I have finished the June '07 page finally - I started this one planning to totally encrust my pages but found the size daunting so there it sat taunting me for the next 11 months LOL I finally cut out the piece I had beaded & attached it to another piece of fabric, as I started beading around it I realized it was an sea anemone & so.... The Portrait of a Sea Anemone was born


I also had it in my mind to bead a Paua shell (black lipped abalone) for my final page BUT...... It ended up too big for my little frames that I am using to display my pages -grrrrrr

So it is back to the drawing board for my final page. Plus, now what do I do with a beaded Paua shell? LOL A friend suggested a tiny mermaid to sit in the shell & yes that could happen but time will tell, eh?


Back side covered with 'Paua Shell' fabric from New Zealand


My mind is a blank as what else to do for my last BJP, so I have been playing with beaded beads, which I will share pics of as soon as I get some pictures of them

11 comments:

Joslyn - Wildspirit Tart said...

Ooooh Ellen, your page is gorgeous, but that paua shell is to die for!! I bet it is awesome IRL!

flying fish said...

Beautiful abalone shell! The anemone is very cool too, I love the tentacles. Are you doing the next round of the bjp?

a2susan said...

I love both of your pieces, Ellen. You obviously love the ocean...

Susan

abeadlady said...

Your anemone is beautiful. Love the fabric too. I can so see a mermaid or even a mini tidepool in the shell.

Arline

KV said...

So awesome, Ellen -- your colors and beading just seem to flow on that fabric. And that beaded shell is to die for . . .


Kathy V in NM

artandtea said...

Hi Ellen,
Your work is wonderful! I love the sea colors and texture in your pieces. So calming and invigorating at the same time. Enjoy creating your final piece!
-Karen

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thank you all...

Jos hopefully you'll get to see the Paua Shell IRL some day ;9

Kelly, yes I have signed up for the next round. I know I grew as a bead artist this past year & look forward to what the next round will bring

beadbabe49 said...

love the june one and the save you made...innovative!

ooo...I'd second a little mermaid in the paua shell!

Robin said...

Excellent solution to the overwhelming job of solid beading... Your anemone and embellishment of the "water" are wonderful. What is the background fabric? Is an aboriginal print?

I'm so glad you decided to join again for the next BJP... You contribute a lot of good vibes with your comments and posts... and your work is always inspiring.

I really like your shell just as it is... as a shell. Too bad it wouldn't fit in your format for the BJP.

Helaine said...

Ellen

I love the way you always bring sea life a live. I still have some hopes of bead embordery using these old hands of mine.

Hugs, Helaine

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thank you!!

Bobbi, I think a little sculptured mermaid will be a fun project, now if I could just get some of thewe UFOs finished LOL

Robin, the fabric is just some 'ocean' themed fabric from my local quilting store here at the beach

Helaine, I hope you will do some embroidery my friend ;9