For January, Sarajo's husband Eric went full out colorful with this gorgeous photograph he took of a lorakeet. You can read what he wrote about this month's challenge photo here.
I love rainbows and these turned out just as I had pictured - not something that's been happening regularly lately! Next I needed to decide how to put some together and after several starts I wasn't completely happy with, I decided on this ...
The birds are copper mass produced beads I've had forever and the black beads are glass. Sets of the rainbow beads are not up in my online store yet, but should be sometime tomorrow.
I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get any beads entered in the Art Bead Scene Studio monthly challenge after several kiln mishaps, but I just squeezed in these beads from sprig molds I made with lavender from our farm.
They have multiple layers of stain and are finished with a clear fired glaze. Several of these are up in the store now at stoneypointstudio.com Below is the inspiration photo for this month and you can see how others interpreted it here.
|Spring, Frances MacDonald, c.1900-1905, watercolor on linen.
Happy Creating! Deborah