In the chaos

In the chaos: Challenges and rewards

I believe this quote to be very true, especially in my art. I find the more challenges I work through, the more I grow as an artist. This months journey is a perfect example. Quilting of Gee’s Bend was not overly inspiring for me so I dug deep this round and came up with some beads. Here is one set I am particularily thrilled about, that I never would have made, had it not been for this challenge. As I was digging deep, I noticed that inside one of the quilts was a pretty strip that caught my eye and inspired fauceted quilt beads. This Challenge most certainly reaped reward for me!!

Here are a few more beads I came up with in relation to this art journey

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Since is my turn to provide the prize for this months art journey challenge and…..since I am talking about rewards today….I also have a carrot to dangle in front of your nose as a reward;) Here is the prize for this months challenge. You still have till May 8th (that’s just over a week) to get something submitted. I challenge you! You just never know the possibly of the reward that could come of joining the challenge! Plus you will be entered in a draw to win this prize pack.

There are 4 earring sets that can be used as inspiration for the up and coming art challenge (plus one of my new quilt beads from this journey) Here are a few pics showing where I got inspiration from for the earring components for next

If you have not already, I hope you will join us in this journey! I challenge you!

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  1. Reply
    Ann Schroeder
    April 29, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    I always love your work, and these beads are no different. Especially that first set of faceted beads with all the colors and patterns. Oh my goodness, they are just wonderful!!

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    Deborah Bonner
    May 1, 2020 at 1:14 am

    Wow! This is an interesting challenge and I just adore the beads you made to share and to give away. I have always loved art deco style and your inspiration is clear.

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    Sarajo Wentling
    May 6, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    For not feeling inspired you sure did make some truly inspirational beads!! That first quilt set is jut fantastic! I’m drooling for those. Also the rounded triangle shapes with the red spots make my heart happy!

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    Kathy Bullock
    June 2, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Great job. I love how intricate your beads are and I find quilts to be inspiring as well. Thanks for sharing.

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