Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I'm very inspired to be a part of the Bead Journal Project and also to be in such pleasant company as the others posting on this blog. I'm an artist with a passion for beading and I'm looking forward to creating the journal pieces, learning all I can from the experience and from the other participants, and growing as a bead artist. This is the first time I have participated, and I would call myself an experienced bead artist but not an expert, always learning.

Above is the most ambitious bead embroidery project I have done, which was an entry in the 2008 Bra Dazzler art show here in Juneau Alaska. I absolutely loved creating it. The beaded imagery is 7 x 7.5 and has some collage elements. There are a few things I would do differently if I did it over again, but it was so satisfying to do it.

I'm looking forward to getting started and doing the work.


freebird said...

Well it looks as if you are ready! Welcome to the group.

Robin said...

Welcome Beth from Juneau!!! We have quite a good number of members from Alaska this year. Yay!

Your bra piece is amazing!!! Thanks for posting the picture. Do you have a personal blog?

Beth Handley said...

Robin I will treasure the compliment, I've learned much from your books!

I have started a personal blog and have made a couple of posts so far. It is called Beth Handley Art & Life and it is here:

Thanks for the welcome, January is almost here!!!