Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Saturday, 26 June 2010
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
49. Amy, Copper Diem
50. Malin, Beading by Malin de Koning - that's me, that is! :-)
51. Anne, Gardanne Glass Lampwork
52. Alice, Alice's Beads and Baubles
53. Barbara, Second Surf
54. Amanda, Articulations
55. Heather, Humble Beads
56. Melissa, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
57. Kate, Organic Odysseys
58. Patti, PJ Clark Designs
59. Stefanie, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
Monday, 21 June 2010
"MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010
Each Monday we feature the Designer of the Week. One of our editors pick their favorite from the Monthly Challenge entries. This week's featured designer is Malin de Koning !
ABS editor Shannon LeVart had this to say about Malin's entry for this week's challenge: "You may think me biased here. You may think all you need to do is name something Shannon and I will call it my favorite, but you are incorrect! I scanned the entries for this week noting something I like about each piece, bookmarking them in the order of my preference. But this piece pulled at my heart strings before I saw my own components included in its lay-out, before I saw it carried my name sake.
It quite simply made me feel like dancing. Yes, I wanted to put a big pink flower in my hair and with bosoms heaving, do some fancy foot work for the entertainment of a crowd with proper posture.
The painting by Lautrec contains rich, deep colors that contrast with the swirling pink of the dancers skirt. I feel Malin studied these colors intently in order to include so many of them in her bracelet and the way she evolved the almond blossom beads from March's challenge into a new purpose for this months challenge was invigorating!"
And this here below is quoted from myself and my earlier post about the piece:
"This month's inspiration painting for the ABS monthly Challenge by Toulouse-Lautrec had me creating right away. I just couldn't hold myself back. Such marvellous colours! And forms. The whole composition. The dancing lady's pink fluffy underskirts, her red hair, the flower in it, the different shades of greens, the rusty colours, the ivory arches in the background, the white socks of the bystander, the lilac twins ...
3 pink flowers by Shannon Levart/MissFickleMedia, mounted on headpins and with black swarowskis.
Enameled greenish flowers by Barbara Lewis/PaintingWithFire.
Green patinated chain by Shannon Levart/MissFickleMedia.
Rusty Dupioni silk ribbon from Ornamentea,
White tubular porcelain beads from Africa.
Black and ivory facetted bone beads.
Lilac matte glass beads.
Ginger patterned button in plastic.
Views of our garden. Both from the front and the back. But hey ... whats that in the lower left corner?
Friday, 18 June 2010
Hm, my release date is the 23rd, on wednesday next week. But here is a little sneak peek of what's going on in my studio at the moment. Perhaps we could call it "the Round Theme". I guess we'll see when it is all released.
In case you haven't got a clue what I am talking about, it is the Bead Soup Party #2. Lori Andersson is the organizer, and people from all around the world are participating in the swapping of bead soups. The swapping has already happened and everyone is now creating things with the soup that was sent to them by their partner.
And the party will start on saturday the 19th. The day of the Royal Wedding here in Sweden. It was difficult for me to choose which one of the two parties I would go to, but I finally decided that Crown Princess Victoria and her husband to be, Daniel, will have to just live with the fact that I rather hang out with my beading buddies than royal people and other celebreties from all over the world.
There will be a cortege through the city on saturday, and my husband keeps asking my daughter Arabella if she wouldn't enjoys seeing that. I don't know, it kind of seems that HE really wants to see it since he has been asking several times now. Arabella doesn't seem too bothered at the moment. But I guess we will go and watch it anyway. But I simply can't make it to the wedding party in the evening. The Bead Soup Party feels faaaaar more important to me.
Read more about the party at Lori's blog "Pretty Things"
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
So ... and I also have a few other semi-finished projects on my desktop. Will take photos tomorrow or day after. I AM gonna fullfill my task of "one-a-day"! I am just a little behind at the moment. Have been feeling rather bad from the MS the last few days, and that steals a lot of energy from me.
Friday, 11 June 2010
Thursday, 10 June 2010
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton: Thursday Giveaway...