Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you'll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
Last weeks winner is Mari Aparicio. Congratulations! You have won a Hand button from the studio of Tari Sasser at Creative Impressions in Clay. Send Tari at Claybuttons.com an e-mail with your address and she will get it right out to you. Or click on the Suggestion Box in the sidebar to contact Art Bead Scene with your information.
This week we visit the studio of Lynn Davis at ExpeditionD, who is totally mixing her media!
Hi, welcome to my studio. Even though it's been several weeks now I'm still somewhat recovering from a vacation over the Independence Day holiday week. Yes, I know that sounds like the sentence doesn't match up, you go on vacation to recover from regular life, don't you? Somehow even enjoyable travel takes a bit of a toll.
Since I did go and spend some time at the lake, I thought I'd share a nautical themed item I created out of cast pewter, with a color and texture to look like old scrimshaw in the backing of it.
And this month's Art Bead Scene Challenge theme is one of my favorite japanese woodcut prints and it has a seven seas feeling to it, along with beautiful blue colors and inspiring mountain vistas.
I'm having a lot of fun mixing my media, and this piece has an adventure in publishing ahead of it! It's a secret project that will be showing up this winter, I can't wait. Until then, this little oval anchor will be sailing off to have its photograph taken, anchors aweigh and all that jazz!
I've also been mixing paper, glass and resin with my hand cast pewter to come up with invented vintage faux-tique medallions like this one. I'm enjoying the challenge of coming up with new and different combinations.
If you have something creative and bead-inclusive planned between now and Labor Day, share your vacation, class or beading plans, you might win a nautical-inspired bead too! What do you have planned for your end of summer?
Post your event ideas, get-togethers and summertime inspired plans and if your post wins, your nautically inspired hand cast pewter charm will be sent out to you quick as summer lightning!
Posted by Lynn Davis, who needs to get past the lazy days of summer and start getting ready for the end of the year season. Motivation!
Speaking of motivation, don't forget to upload your photos for the August Monthly Challenge to the ABS Flickr site - the prizes this month are fantastic!