Thursday, December 1, 2011

Beading and Bookarts

     Beading and Bookarts have long been my medium passions, beginning in earnest approximately 1995 and 1998 respectively. Fortunately I can use learned skills with other textiles and/or surface design. Photography interests began long before that when I worked for 30 years in higher education and had benefits of attending classes. Today I came across this photo of three lovely little beaded baskets, 1.5" in diameter, and some of my hand sewn books in the background. It is rather nice with a wonderful border provided by Bonnie at PDPA. Thanks, Bonnie, always for your lovely texture gifts.


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20 comments:

Jeanne said...

Karen, these are really lovely, and i love the lighting and the texture and how you captured this! Very nice!

Nadege, said...

I love how you have captured these lovely little baskets. Great lighting, table reflections, and texture work.

DebC said...

Beautiful little beaded baskets.
Having dabbled in beading, I know how much time and effort it takes to produce these.
Your photo has perfect lighting (with the reflections) to showcase their beauty.
Handmade books as a backdrop?
Couldn't be more perfect.

deborah said...

You are very talented Karen, and I truly enjoy seeing all that you have done and all that you do.

Glad you like my blog texture, wish I could take credit for it!

hannah said...

Good morning Karen,
At first I took them for bracelets, which might also have been a good use for your beadwork. The baskets are so petite and pretty and contribute to this lovely atmospheric photograph.

helena said...

wow - stunning beading and fabulous image - love your composition and the warmth

Birgitta said...

You did a great job on this! Love it!

Merike said...

Oh, Karen, that is so gorgeous artwork. I like this style so much. Lucky you :)

Have on nice weekend to you!

Phyllis said...

You are so creative!! I like how you used your creations in one of your photo editing creations! The reflection is very eye catching.

Joanne Huffman said...

Great photo, beautiful bead work, intriguing looking books.

jess said...

Very beautiful, it is such an art and you do it well. And the photograpy and processing is a bonus. Well done.
Jess x

Tricia said...

Oh these look like they'd take so much time to make. What a wonderful photo :)

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Very nice & they're so pretty.

happy friday =)

Ida said...

Very nice. Those little baskets are darling and what skill to work on something so small. - Great use of Bonnie's texture with the photo.

Evelyn S. said...

Your work is truly beautiful, Karen!

Bonnie said...

You are such a multi-talented woman Karen. Love to get a peek into your creative world with a photo like this. The reflections make the piece. Also love the unique way you found to use the texture. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with Photo Art Friday and have a great weekend in Alaska!

Pat said...

Beautiful work - craft and photography!

suzanne carter said...

Karen, thanks so much for your lovely comment on my images. These little bead baskets are so cute. Love them!
Blessings
Suzanne

johanna said...

you are gifted with so many talents! the baskets and the books look so good together... wonderful editing!

Terrie said...

Great capture - love the reflection of the little baskets (I thought they were bracelets from the thumbnail). And those books look amazing!