Monday, October 27, 2008

What your taste in Art says about you!

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.

4 Impressionist, -2 Islamic, -4 Ukiyo-e, -5 Cubist, 3 Abstract and -12 Renaissance!

Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects. Impressionist paintings are balanced, use colored shadows, use pure color, broken brushstrokes, thick paint, and scenes from everyday life or nature.

People that like Impressionist paintings may not alway be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others. They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions. The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of grey and muted colors. They like things to be aestically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impresssionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their live they will be more than likely pleased to keep things just the way they are.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Something new

Not much of a creative spark lately. I did do a beaded face for SassyArtGoddess beaded face swap but I didn't put the full address and had it sent back. I need to get a picture but I was soooooooooooooooooo disappointed in myself for making that mistake. UGH!

Yesterday I started on this and finished. I had some silver plated jump rings in 2 sizes and got the wild hair to try a weave I haven't done before. I think this is called Helm chainmaille. I used purple glass dagger beads and bicone beads for a little color.

Bracelet is about 8inches long and will fit a wrist of 7"-7.5". I'd say a 7" wrist is the best fit, not to loose but doesn't slide to far down on the hand.

The earrings are about 4 inches from the top of the earring post to the bottom of the dangle. They have a little weight but not much.

The pendant measures about 3 inches from the top of the jump ring to the end of the dangle. The necklace it's currently on is silver plated 30" in length. One end reminds me of ear threads and the other end a barrel that the end of the necklace slides into. I got the necklaces in silver and gold tone for very cheap. They make decent display necklaces. I'd like to do a necklace in Helm, like a choker and have the pendant hang from that.

I'm really happy how these turned out. I actually spent time on making the wraps on the dangles as even and as neat as possible. I only had to redo one dangle and that's because the dagger bead was messed up. Now I wish I had some more jump rings in the two sizes so that I could make a few more like these. I really like how the bracelet feels and the pendant and earrings have a bit of weight but not to much.

Friday, October 3, 2008

I'm a Quitter

Yes, that's right I'm a QUITTER! It has been a month since I smoked a cigerette. In my life I needed some change so the first thing I did was quit smoking. I have several reasons why I quit. I went cold turkey (GOBBLE, GOBBLE).

1. Health
2. My daughter complaining
3. Money
4. Don't want to send out smoke smelling stuff (ie:beaded dolls, fabric, etc)
5. tired of the smell
6. tired of wiping gunky looking brown film off of everything
7. tired of emptying ashtrays, YUCK!

It was a really bad habit I picked up in high school and should have never picked back up again after my daughter was about 7-8 months old.

Now, even though I really really want a cigerette, I know I can do without them. I have found that the craving really is just mental and not really anything physical. I find that I want one most when I'm really stressed out. I just tell myself "NO". It's helped that my hubby has also quit so I'm not even buying them anymore. we've tried to quit several times before but we just weren't mentally ready for it and now we seem to be. YEAH! Now the fun part, cleaning everything.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Remembering A Beader


I just wanted to share a few things today. I used to be a very active member on the delphi forum boards. Bead Art was my first. They are an amazing bunch of beaders and just all around Amazing people. I haven't been around as much or beading as much or anything that much for several years now. They have lifted my spirits on so many occassions. There was a very special beader on this forum that not only was she a wealth of information, but such a generous, caring and kind soul, I miss her. Cindy McCornack was a wonderful woman who is dearly missed. She passed away in 2005 from her battle with cancer. She started a project but unfortunately God had other plans for her and she was not able to finish it. Every member who joined decided that we would finish it in her honor. It's been a few years in the making but it's now finished. I feel honored and privilidged to have been apart of this amazing project. I want to thank Dulcey for sending the email letting everyone know it was finally finished.

For more information regardy Cindy and the Beaded project please take a look at Dulcey's blog and the Etsy store set up in Cindy's honor to raise money for cancer research.

Dulcey's blog

Remebering Cindy Etsy store

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