September 3rd, 2013
With Summer coming to a close, this is the perfect time for me to share a beach finds project with you. If you’re like me, you have a collection of carefully selected beach beauties on hand. Here’s a look at what you can create with them.
Here’s a close look at one that’s focused around a heart.
And this one has a heart in it also.
This next one looks like a heart to me too. Although it’s missing part of the top curve, my eye and mind sees it as complete.
Very often I like to include details that look like visual hugs…I think this adds a cozy feel. Below are some examples of what I mean.
Wire wrapped rock.
Circle around a shell.
Wire wrapped around “cherish” stick and string wrapped around a reed with a feather sticking out.
And here’s a closer look at my favorite example of a visual hug (sunshine yellow thread wrapped around a feather seen on the right hand side of the canvas), which I did while thinking of my Bill and Brook.
I feel grateful that no matter where I am or what season it happens to be, I’m always surrounded by sunshine, as long as I’m around (or even when I’m just thinking of) my Bill and Brook. They are my light, my joy…my sunshine. As we move into the direction of shorter days, may the brilliant, beautiful light of your loved ones fill you with peace and joy as well.
If you’d like to know more about the artwork shown above, please refer to my article in the current issue of Somerset Studio. And of course, please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions about the making process…I’m always happy to help.
As a side note, it seems that my blog had been hacked and I think it hasn’t been functioning properly since the beginning of Summer. However, it’s all been fixed (thanks to Bill) so if you’re a subscriber, or you like to just drop by occasionally, you’ll be able to do so more easily again.