Back in January of 2013 Maria and I were working to get her newsletter setup and published. We talked about things to include and the idea of the "ABC's of creavitity" was mentioned. I thought that it would be great to have here on her blog and I offered to write the first one about being inspired by Art. So we started on journey last January 14 with A is Art.
Over the year every 2 weeks either Maria or I have written about a topic suggested by a letter of the alphabet that would inspire, inform or entertain you, our readers. There have been challenges along the way, including the time that Maria and Blogger did not get along; remembering who was going to to which subject and family committments. But together we were able to take you on this creative journey.
Today I am going to look back at some of our favorites.
My post B is Beads was fun to look at different types of beads and how they can be used. It was great to find information about some of the oldest beads ever found.
|These ancient shell beads with manmade holes are among the oldest ones ever found. They could be about 90,000 years old. (from National Geographic News)|
|This ultimate color wheel was designed as a fundraiser by Ewelina Rzad. 50 beaders from Poland participated. Soutache and seed bead wrapped cabochons are tastefully layered into a collar. Each cabochon is a mini work of art.|
|This "sorochka" chemise uses beads to create a row between stylized flowers or acced their centres. It was created in Ukraine and is now part of Maria's collection.|
|Guideline for necklace lengths|
|"Costume of Kabuki" kimono on display at Bead & Button Show with designer and beader Takako Sako|
|Bead Shroud of Tabakenkhonsu @ MET|
|Maria's work in progress|
|Czech seed beads with iris, silver-lined, matte painted stripe and opaque finishes.|
From "Beader's Paint Box", 2013 seminar
Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative New Year.