‘Tis the Season for Arts Offerings

Hi there everybody!

I have not posted in a very long time. I have been busy making jewelry and adding to my arts offerings by expanding my photography business (Ardea Blue Photography)

I am now in the midst of the pre holiday season Blitz!

I am doing a combination of jewelry shows and photography exhibits, which you cab see by looking at my upcoming events side bar.

My latest jewelry forays include LOTS of bracelets and Necklaces, as you can see below:

I love this beautiful etched Czech glass Tila bead. I accented it with purple glass pearls and seed beads. SO pretty!

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I Also fell in love with these new Z shaped beads, but could only find them in this unusual color. Luckily, I had some matching Tila beads to go with it:

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I had some fun selling things, Believe it or not, I now have about twice as many as seen in this picture!32215382_10211806483823302_605565666904244224_n.jpg

Like these for example:

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In between all these projects, I did a lot of traveling and took a lot of pictures. My love of nature has always inspired my jewelry, especially in regards to color and shape.  You can see how my artistic endeavors intertwine in the following photographs:

Come on out and see my jewelry in December and my photography as well in Nov and December!

 

Betsy

Sunday Afternoon

Hi there!

We had an early morning rainstorm today that was cold and nasty, but it blew away the humidity and the result was a perfect summer day!

I sat out on the patio after the rain storm passed and beaded while my hound dog snoozed. The flowers opened up and the clouds moved off. It turned out to be a beautiful day.

The birds were singing, the breeze was cool and gentle, the sun warm and pleasant.

It reminded me of an old song by the Moody Blues: (Substitute Sunday for Tuesday)

Tuesday, afternoon,
I’m just beginning to see,
Now I’m on my way,
It doesn’t matter to me,
Chasing the clouds away.

Something, calls to me,
The trees are drawing me near,
I’ve got to find out why
Those gentle voices I hear
Explain it all with a sigh.

I’m looking at myself, reflections of my mind,
It’s just the kind of day to leave myself behind,
So gently swaying thru the fairy-land of love,
If you’ll just come with me and see the beauty of

Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, afternoon,
I’m just beginning to see,
Now I’m on my way,
It doesn’t matter to me,
Chasing the clouds away.

Something, calls to me,
The trees are drawing me near,
I’ve got to find out why
Those gentle voices I hear
Explain it all with a sigh.

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Remember that pendant I was making at the beading brunch? There were two more of these pretty agates left to complete.

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I finished one of them today. The stone was not symetrical in it’s cut, and as a result, it was really hard to capture in beads!

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 I had a lot of trouble getting the beads to fit right and stay tight!

 

This one still needs to be embellished, and I also plan to make the rectangular one into a bracelet.

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But, since it is getting late I guess I will have to save those tasks for another day!

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Sweet dreams everybody!