I started this piece with no pattern and no preconceived notion of how I wanted the piece to look. I took out my bead box and started with the first bead that "spoke to me." That was the round metal bead. I decided to anchor it with brightly colored orange beads. At this point I wasn't sure where I was going to go with the piece...the circle could have been a sun, too. Oh, the possibilities!
One of the things I like most about bead embroidery is the amazing fringe. I LOVE texture! So, I decided to add some fringe to the round circle. After adding the fringe, it was obvious to me that it had to be a head with hair. From there the piece took on it's own life. I kept adding just by pulling out a bead that I liked.
|After two hours of work. The piece decided it wanted to be a person.|
This piece took about 23 hours to complete. It wasn't laborious. The stitching was actually kind of therapeutic. I spent about 2 hours a day on it until the final day when I was snowed in and just had to get it finished. I truly enjoyed the process. I enjoyed it so much that I'm working on another piece. I see a lot of possibilities in this art form.
|This was after about six hours of work.|
|The finished piece.|
|I titled this piece: "There Are No Mistakes in Art."|