I am excited to announce that I have been invited to participate in the Holiday Pet Shoppes 2012 show! The show takes place this Saturday, December 8 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel (at Prudential Center) from 12pm-6pm. This show is sponsored by Cityside Subaru and will feature over a dozen carefully selected pet vendors from throughout New England. You will be able to view my beaded doggie designs as well as a select number of my beaded artworks, all of which will be available for sale. Please check the event page to learn about all of the vendors, as well as special guest, Lilly the Hero Pit Bull.
This will be my first show on rather short notice, so I have been running around like crazy trying to prepare. I don’t have a lot of money to spend, so I used what I had around the house to create a display for my beaded pet pins. I simply covered a canvas with felt and displayed it on a tabletop easel. I can now attach my pins and pendants to the felt using U-pins. It’s a simple idea, but I think it will serve its purpose for a one-day show. What do you think?
I will also be offering one of my latest designs at next week’s show – a new beaded Labradoodle pin! I used size 11 & 15 seed beads to created this piece. Beadwork is layered on the dog’s head & ears to create more dimension. I posted a photo of this on my Facebook page, and learned that this piece could actually pass for several different dog breeds. What kind of dog does it look like to you?
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Tagged Bead embroidery, Beadwork, Boston, Cats, Dogs, Etsy, Facebook, New England, Pet Shop, Prudential, Shopping
Thursday night’s reception at Boston Bead Company was fun! What a wonderful opportunity to show some of my beadwork in Harvard Square. I also had the chance to talk about my creative process to those who were interested and perhaps new to bead embroidery. Here’s a quick pic of Carson Eddy, the shop owner, and I.. We had a great time checking out all of the gorgeous seed beads currently in stock for the Fall Seed Bead Trunk Show!
After the reception, I went out with friends sporting my latest micro-beaded poodle necklace. This piece is so much fun to wear & it really commands attention. Perhaps I should make more beaded dog collars!
If you are in the Boston area, and would like to learn how to do bead embroidery, Boston Bead Company has added a beading class with me to next month’s calendar! :O
Register now for this 5-hour workshop. I will be teaching some basic bead embroidery techniques, as well as how to make an adorable Pink Poodle pin. This workshop will be held at the Cambridge store one time only. Class will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 10am-3pm. Six students maximum, so register early! H0pe to see you there!
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Tagged Bead embroidery, beading, Beadwork, Boston, Boston Bead Company, Cambridge, Dogs, Poodle, Seed bead
I am thrilled to announce that Boston Bead Company has invited me to do an artist reception later this month! Please join me on Thursday, September 27 from 6:30pm-8pm to help kick off the bead shop’s Seed Bead Trunk Show. I will be showing plenty of beaded dog jewelry for humans and a few bead-paintings, which will be also be available for sale! If you are interested in taking a future bead embroidery class with me, please let the bead shop know by email. Also, don’t forget to RSVP for your chance to win the door prize – 10 unique vials of seed beads! Hope to see you there. Thanks for your interest in my beadwork!
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Tagged beading, Beadwork, Boston, Boston artist, Cambridge Massachusetts, Dogs, Etsy, Harvard University, Jewelry, Seed Beads
Finally, a quick pic from Friday night’s reception at the Cambridge Art Association’s 11th National Prize Show! What a fantastic event and what an honor it is to be a part of the show!
Also, for the first time, the Cambridge Art Association allowed artists to take out an advertisement in their full-color exhibition booklet. All proceeds support the Cambridge Art Association, so I decided to take advantage of the opportunity. I designed my own ad! How does it look?
If you happen to be in Harvard Square during the month of June, I hope you’ll stop by the Kathryn Schultz Gallery to check out my beaded M1 Abrams military tank, entitled ‘Imminence of War’. Please check the Cambridge Art Association‘s website for hours and directions. The show runs through July 5th, 2012. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork!
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Tagged Army, Art exhibition, Bead embroidery, beaded, Beadwork, Boston, Boston artist, Cambridge, Cambridge Art Association, Harvard Square, military, Mixed media
The other day, I dropped off my beaded portrait of Dr. Geoff White at Central Square Eye Care. This portrait was created using tiny glass seed beads, felt, and recycled eyeglass lenses. My beadwork will be on display at 3 Central Square, Cambridge, MA, indefinitely. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, do stop by and take a peek! This is also a very cool place to get a new pair of specs. I just ordered a pair of purple Lafonts. Can’t wait to receive them! 8)
I can’t blog enough about Coos Art Museum‘s, Thunder at CAM. For those of you who are new readers, this is a BIG exhibition of motorcycles and motorcycle art in Coos Bay, Oregon. My beaded Buell X-1 Lightning will be shown at this exhibit through July 23, 2011. Here’s a quick pic I pulled off of the museum’s website. Can you find my beaded bike?
Thunder at CAM. An Exhibition of Motorcycles & Motorcycle art. Coos Art Museum.
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, I highly recommend taking a road trip to check out this exhibition! You can see a short video clip featuring some of the antique bikes at the show HERE. Also, check out the museum’s virtual gallery to view all accepted artworks & award winners!
Other exciting news this week: I’ve decided to move back to Boston in September! It may seem spontaneous, but I’ve actually been putting off moving for over a year now. I need to be back in town since I’ve been spending so much time in Harvard Square lately.. So, I found a bigger space in Brighton where I should be able to do my beadwork more efficiently. So, over the next month, I’ll be busy assembling my beaded Radio City Music Hall, organizing my beads & art supplies, and packing up my belongings. It will be a big change to move back into the city- one that is long overdue! :O
Mark your calendars! I will be showing one of my largest bead -paintings, Gasoline District (featuring my beaded Boston Trolley), at the South Shore Art Center’s 56th Arts Festival! You are cordially invited to attend!
'Gasoline District' by The Lone Beader. Bead embroidery on canvas. 24" x 48".
The event takes place on Cohasset Common in Cohasset, MA from Friday, June 17, 2011 – Sunday, June 19, 2011. The festival features juried art exhibitions, fine art, crafts, music, and food. Hours are listed below. Click HERE to see this location on a map. Also see the official web page for more details. If you will be on Boston’s South Shore during Father’s Day Weekend, I hope you’ll stop by!
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Tagged Arts, Arts festival, Boston, Cohasset Massachusetts, Father's Day, Festival, Fine art, MBTA, Subway, Trolley, Visual arts
This week, I went to First Class Pack & Ship in Weymouth, MA to send my beaded motorcycle to Oregon! My beaded Buell X-1 Lightning entitled Free Parking Spot was juried into a large exhibition of motorcycles and motorcycle art at Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, OR.
This exhibition is so big that the museum will be closing its doors beginning June 1st until the opening day. Taken from the museum’s website: “Since their invention, motorcycles have become a focus for popular interest and expression. This exhibition explores the public’s fascination with motorcycles and motorcycle culture. On display will be over 25 classic motorcycles from all eras and 62 examples of motorcycle related art works. Motorcycles on exhibition will include many models with an historical review of Harley-Davidsons from 1911 through 2011. The display will also be accompanied by many motorcycle related artifacts. This dual display will occupy both floors of the Museum and promises to be a major motorcycle and art event.”
You’re invited to attend:
THUNDER at CAM
An exhibition of motorcycles and motorcycle art!
Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson Avenue
Coos Bay, OR 97420
EXHIBITION DATES: June 10, 2011 – July 23, 2011.
RECEPTION: June 10, 2011: 5 -7pm
MUSEUM HOURS: Tuesday- Friday, 10am- 4pm, Saturday 1pm-4pm. Closed: Sunday & Monday holidays.
ADMISSION: $5 ($2 for Seniors & Students)
Free to Members of Coos Art Museum:)
Coos Bay is located at 235 Anderson Avenue, just 1.5 blocks west of US Hwy 101, in downtown Coos Bay. Coos Bay is located on the southern Oregon Coast, along US Hwy 101. It is a 4-hr. drive south/ southwest of Portland, OR; a 2-hr. drive south/southwest of Eugene, OR; & a 9-hr. drive due north of San Francisco, CA.
If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast living on the West Coast, you should definitely check out this show. I wish I could attend myself, but it’s just too far away. If you happen to go, please remember to take photos for me! Thanks for your interest in my beadwork!
Last night, I went to the opening reception for Cambridge Art Association’s 13th annual Northeast Prize show! What a wonderful event which included champagne and strawberries! There was a special artist-only reception before the main reception, so I took the time to go and meet some of the other artists to learn more about their work. This is a fantastic exhibition juried by Juried by Theodore Stebbins, Curator of American Art at Harvard University’s Fogg Museum! I am honoured that my beaded Time Traveler Trilogy was selected for this show. If you happen to be in Harvard Square anytime during the next month, please stop by University Place Gallery to check it out! Thanks for your interest in my beadwork!
Today, UPS delivered my new digital camera! It’s a pink Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W530 with 14.1 megapixels. I got it for free with my Sony Rewards points! I would actually like a much better camera – I’m slowly working my up to one, I guess. The camera I had been using for the past 4 years is another Sony Cyber-shot with only 7.2MP. I’m hoping my new one will help me take slightly better photos for my blog and Etsy shop. Here is the first photo I took:
Current state of my work table.. :O
As you can see, it’s my messy
kitchen beading table! I’m currently working on my 4th beaded taxi cab which will be part of my Radio City Music Hall bead-painting. This one measures 17″ long by 5″ tall – just a bit bigger than the last. It is also made from 11 layers of felt – a lot to stitch through! I will take a close-up shot when I get a little more beadwork done… :D
Also, just a quick reminder that tomorrow, Friday, May 20, 2011, is the opening reception for Cambridge Art Association’s Northeast Prize Show. This event takes place in both CAA galleries from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in Cambridge, MA – just over the bridge from Boston and a short walk from Harvard Square. If you plan to attend, look for my bead-painting at University Place Gallery! Please CLICK HERE for more details. Hope to see you there!