Friday, May 18, 2012

IA Challenge--Art From My Heart

You needn't be the biggest or the strongest to accomplish all of life's tasks, just the most determined.-Unknown

In other words--You Gotta Have Heart! When we create art, we put a bit of ourselves into it. Hettienne came up with the Inspiration Avenue challenge this week to create art from your heart.

There is nothing closer to my heart in terms of creating art, than beads. I don't know what it is about stringing them, sewing them, or wearing them, but they make me smile. This week I created a heart bookmark with beads--butterflies and hearts:
Here is a close up of the beading:
Every Monday a new challenge is posted, and on Sunday all the entries are presented in a beautiful post. Why not stop by and maybe join in?

I am also linking this to Jenn's Artist's Play Room this week where the theme is "favorite things". Beads, reading, and color are definitely it for me! It doesn't often happen that the two themes match for me, so I was glad to take advantage when it does!

Have a happy, creative weekend everyone!

27 comments:

Melissa said...

What a fun little bookmark it looks like a little kite!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I couldn't wait to get here to see what you had made this week. This beautiful bookmark truly IS from the heart. It shows how heartfelt you feel about beads. Your work is always lovely, but this is spectacular!

Beadwright said...

You are so busy and so creative. I agree there is not much in this world better than beads. LOL
Nicole/Beadwright

Victoria said...

So very beautiful..and what a wonderful theme challenge!! Just gorgeous..stunning work..super-beautiful color harmonies!!
Victoria

see you there! said...

Great entry for both challenges. Wonderful colors. I love things with beading but when I've tried to work with beads I just end up spilling them. You must be very patient.

IrelandBrady said...

What a beautiful book mark! Love the colors you choose to complete this lovely piece of art!

Claire said...

this is just lovely - gorgeous colours and textures :)

Sunshineshelle said...

Love the idea of an Artist's Playroom & this bookmark is so cool, at first glance I thought it was a kite with the flow of the tail (well I didn't have my glasses on LOL) love the beading - well done & have a great weekend Debbie - keep playing, if I get organised I may join in one day too :)

Terrie Purkey said...

I agree - it's SO nice when a couple of themes come together. I just love this bookmark and the beading is gorgeous! I haven't done any beading in years but my focus has moved in a new direction - it's nice to bead vicariously! :) visiting from APR

sandee said...

Very pretty, I love my hand made bookmark, they make me smile everytime I use them, and this one would really make me smile, I love beads too! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Debbie, this is so pretty!!! Love it! Your beads are truly your love and your talent!

bohemiannie! art said...

I LOVE books and this bookmark would just be SO much fun to have hanging out of whatever you're reading. It'd double the pleasure. Triple, quadruple, (that's all I can easily spell or I'd go higher).

WrightStuff said...

Very pretty!

VonnyK said...

Your bookmark is absolutely beautiful and fits so well with both themes. I love it.
Von

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a really lovely bookmark!!!! It made me smile. This really fit the theme perfectly!

Terrie Purkey said...

Debbie - thanks for the very nice comments! Who doesn't love a good chocolate chip cookie?!

New End Studio said...

Debbie this is so pretty, the beading and colors plus the fabric textures. It would be nice to have those in hand while reading. Beautiful!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh it reminds me of a beautiful kite. How happy it must make you to see it within the pages of a book.

artangel said...

Gorgeous colours and a great submission that ties in some of my favourite things too (hearts, colour and reading)!

Hettienne said...

so so creative! You are inspiring - week after week! love Hettienne

gma said...

It is a work of heART when we have fun creating.
:-)

IMGIRL said...

Art truly after my own heart! I have this thing for bookmarks and your submission is colorful, unique and beadingly beautiful !!

Fabulous!!
Kim

Crystal said...

When it comes to beads, you are the best of the best...love this :-)

Lou Anne said...

How wonderful that you could share your favorite things and show the art with a heart in the same piece. I love the colors you used.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...twas a loVely piece you made for the challenge, your beadwork bookmark is so beautiful & great inspiration to read!...Mel :)

Flowermouse Design said...

LOVEly piece. i happen to love beautiful book marks. And yours is the loveliest seen in a while. Great work Debbie!!

Gloria said...

SoSo pretty. I love all the razzle dazzle, too. I love the "tail" of your bookmark with it's multitude of gorgeous fibers. Coming to you from both The Artist Playroom and PPF.