Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Being Productive / SBAA 2

I'm beading slowly, as I find the time.  Until just recently I'd forgotten how good it feels to be productive.  I just finished two of these three pieces.  By finished, I mean completely finished -- framed and able to hang on the wall.  I'm quite lax at taking the final steps to finish my work.  Once the fun part is done I loose interest, and move on to a new piece.  Bad habit.  I'm going to try to remember how good it feels to have things 100% finished.

These three pieces, all 10 x 10 inches, and are my second effort at becoming a member of the Santa Barbara Art Association.  I've made changes since the last time.  I've incorporated a suggestion from the prior go round, and am using uniform frames.  I'm going to call my medium "assemblage" and not embroidery.  Assemblage is a recognized "fine art" while embroidery has strong craft connotations.

A Time to Grow

Winds of Change

Surf the Chaos

I'm satisfied with my effort.  I'll let you know what happens.

"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory"
-Mahatma Gandhi


  1. Beautiful job! I know what you mean by lose interest. I have a Mt. Rainier cross stitch that's been stalled since 2005. And I have a converse sneaker I was going to bead for a beaded shoe contest...in 1998. When I was still in California. I dragged it with me to Washington and back to Massachusetts.

  2. Is it embroidery or isn't it - never mind - your projects are full of artistry and perfect!

  3. It’s so nice to see you here. I hope you are enjoying the journey of beading. I love your works here...so intricate especially doing the swirl designs. I love the 3rd one..silver and blue. Nice to see you here

  4. these are amazing Liz! they have such a fluid, organic feel to them ... like the water's edge with a bit of seaweed tangled in it or when the water pulls back and you can find a starfish in an estuary .... I can hear the surf when I look at these!

  5. These are alive and in motion! I can FEEL them just by looking at them ~ feel their force, their strength, and their beauty. And that is just from internet photos! Having them in front of you, touching them, must bring such a sense of motion, satisfaction, ambition, peace. Looking forward to hearing how this year goes and if they notice that you listened to what they were looking for.


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