And now, for a rare extra blog post, I bring you the Art Elements weekly challenge post!
This was awesome for me because I had just embarked on a quarterly challenge to myself, for the exact same reason as above. My personal challenge will follow the seasons, so four pieces of beaded work. Hearts are the theme. This first, for Spring, is entitled "Take Your Broken Heart..." and will be finished with green beads and lucite flowers. I plan on stamping a piece of copper with the words, and attaching them to the frame at the bottom of each section.
The pieces measure about 3x3.5 inches. Summer will be a rainbow in the heart, and the title will be "Somewhere...". Fall is TBD, but will probably center around a candle (for the holidays that have festivals of light, like Eid or Diwali). And Winter, a snowflake of course, titled "Now Is The Winter..." from Shakespeare. There will be lots of meaning, hidden and obvious, in the pieces. I hope to mount them on foam core and then into a frame. I may have to have a certain person make the frame for me, but I'm sure he'll be ok with it! In the meantime, here are my other hearts waiting for me!