"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Monday, August 10, 2009

Blissful Avoidance

Well, the t-shirt quilt is coming along. The top is together, I just have to piece the back and quilt it. I know it's going to be a heavy monster, so I am trying to avoid it right now. I'm doing a pretty good job, too!

I put this mess together the other day:
So, I have plans for it ... plans that I don't know will work or not, but I'll let you know the outcome!

I've had a bit of a run with paper beads ... made some bracelets. Actually made quite a few but here are three, not tied off yet (well, actually they are, but not in the photo), but I really like how they came out. The turquoise one is my favorite, and I was surprised how much I liked the one that used just black and white text. Now there's something else I need to keep!!!

Since blogger decided to load all my photos in reverse, here are some of the beads I made. They are 1/2", which is a good width for bracelets.

And here are the magazine pages. It's so interesting to see what they look like all rolled up. In general, the more colors across the page, the more interesting the beads are (ads seem to work well), but I do think the sailboat photo turned out nice (upper left in the above photo) and of course I love the turquoise.

Fun times!


Threadhead said...

Love it! Love it!

TracyB said...

What a great idea!! The turquoise beads are yummy!! And I really like that shade of blue from the sail boat pic.

Clevelandgirlie said...

Those ARE awesome. Love them all - but particularly the "wordy" ones. That would make a great present for an English teacher - a bracelet or necklace made out of pages of Shakespear, or Homer, or Bronte.
Still waiting on husband letting me know if he can pick up or take Sabrina one day this week so I can go off to the Museum.

Elizabeth said...

Love the scraps and thead mess!! A journal cover perhaps???? Too much fun!! Your beadsa re terrific too!! Nicely done!!I finally had my first go with parfait dying!! Stop by my blog to see and let me know waht you think- I am addicted and plant to use many of the pieces to make arty clothes for my self!!!
two weeks till we go to DUck and there isa hurrican brewing off Africa- keep your fingers crossed for us!!!

Judy Alexander said...

Love the beads!

Karen said...

This is really interesting Michelle I've never seen them before and after photos that is.