I am one of those artists who just loves making the beads, but then am at a loss for knowing exactly what to do with them when done. I have cubbies full of UFO's, beads I have made, projects I have started ... but I am trying to get more organized and actually finish something. Lord Opuson was out of town, so I could just sit and play with my beads all day Sunday. Heaven (so what if the weeds are taking over ... beads are more important, right???).
I first meet Christi Friesen on a Lisa Pavelka Clay Cruise out of New Orleans. I think it was 2008 or 2009 (as I get older, the years blend together). I had admired her work and when I finally got a chance to take a class, I jumped at it. She is such a dynamic instructor that I begged her to come and teach in the Pacific Northwest. After about a year (her schedule is so full it takes a long time to get pencilled in) it became a reality. She presented classes in Everett and Edmonds, and naturally I signed up for both.
Her Everett class was a Firebird, that I FINALLY got strung this weekend.
On this I made pendant, also Christi inspired that I made after her Edmonds class, I combined Steampunk and Floral elements. The large bronze colored section in the middle is actually a stone that I incorporated into the piece.
|A moment of Zen|