Sunday, November 14, 2010

You Need a Good Beading

That's what my husband said to me yesterday. He was right.

I was grumpy and out of sorts with the whole world, and what I needed was to sit down and Do Art.  So I worked on my new extreme netted rope necklace and moved it along a bit.  I don't know if it'll be successful, but it will certainly be spectacular!

In the neighborhood of spectacular (great transition, huh? I should do transitions for pay), we've also been discussing the fact that it doesn't seem right to make a blog post without a picture. Now, it doesn't seem like I can always come up with a picture of current or past work, as taking the pics, uploading to computer, cropping, correcting, etc.  all takes work. So I thought I'd put up another inspiring sea slug image.  Wouldn't this one make a terrific brooch?

One of the reasons sea slugs are so brilliantly colorful is to warn predators that they are dangerously toxic. "Eat Me and Die" is the basic message. Why they are also totally gorgeous isn't explained by that fact, though. A simple solid color would do as well, but the variety of forms and the stunning color combinations are completely over the top. One could do worse than study sea slugs to learn how to combine colors and forms.

This is the 100th post on my blog. 100!!  The blog began on March 9, 2010, though it seems like a lot longer than 8 months. If it were a TV show, it could now be sold for syndication.  Of course, if it was a TV show, I'd be a rich Hollywood producer and too good to blog for the peasants...

I think I need another good beading. Carry on with what you were doing. 


  1. Congrats on your 100th post, I enjoy reading your blog. I think we all need a good beading sometimes. I love the "good beading" phrase and I will use it in the future I am sure.

  2. Wow - I love that picture you came up with! And your beady project sounds fun too :D