Saturday, June 23, 2012

More Vacation Inspiration

One of my favorite shops to go to when I am in FL is a bead shop called "Beads F.O.B.". Sometimes I try to stay away because just like in a yarn shop, I am lured by all the pretty and fascinating beads, definitely candy for the eye! But, I had a great excuse this time as I am running out of #6 seed bead. Oh my, too bad. I was forced to visit "Beads F.O.B."! Since this is the size bead I have been using on my Necklace Scarves and my local bead shop went out of business, what was I to do! I have to replenish my supply, right? The Necklace Scarves are attracting a lot of interest and I want to be prepared for my fall shows, right? Sooooooooo here is the result of my trip to the bead shop................

Who wouldn't be inspired by all these colors!

Where do you find inspiration on vacation?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Nature's Inspiration

The colors of sand, water, and the setting sun always inspire.
Siesta Key has some of the most beautiful sand in the world. It is made from white quartz which somehow year after year gets dumped in this spot. I am always awed by it's beauty. These are perfect colors to inspire me for my next round of work.

Vacation Inspirations

While on vacation, I try to include visiting local weaving shops, local fiber art galleries, and any thing art that might inspire me. I also am very observant of the colors around me and think about incorporating those colors in my weaving. After all, nature does color better than anyone! Visit my Facebook page,, to see the lovely yarns I bought while exploring a new yarn shop on vacation. I can't wait to use them with a new idea I have. Trouble with inspiration on vacation is I have to wait till I get home to do it! With new technology, I also spend time looking up inspiring links on the Internet. Having an I-Pad enables me to do this anywhere I go. Is that a blessing or a curse?! So in my perusing, I came across this video. I share it with you as a reminder of how women have played a significant role in the field of art throughout time. Hope it inspires all the women reading this to cherish the woman you are and all the men to love the women in their lives for all the contributions they make to a better world. May all your vacations be inspiring!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

More "Necklace Scarves"

Just finished another series of  "Necklace Scarves". I seem to be on a roll! These are in the general color way of greens and blues with some amethyst. It is interesting that the more you do in a series the faster and more efficient you get.  When I switch to doing another type of scarf or working on a shawl or top especially if it is a new item, it always takes a while to get into the rhythm of the weave structure and fiber being used.

I now have a full series of 12 of these "Necklace Scarves".  What is wonderful about the way I work is that all these scarves compliment each other.  You can mix and match and wear them together.  That also means that you have an expanded color palette with which you can wear these scarves. They pretty much go with everything. Guaranteed to give you many years of wear even if your wardrobe changes.

So here's the new group:


You can purchase one of these scarves by leaving me a message in the comment section, leave your e-mail and I will get back to you with purchase details.

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