Friday, August 30, 2013

August Monthly Blog Tour


The vibrant colors, the chalky texture, the images of the three people, the fantastic story of the re-discovery of this painting, all make this a dynamic choice for the hottest days of summer. Tres Personajes  by Rufino Tamayo gave us a lot of inspiration this month. Join me on the tour!

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What is the story of the three people in this painting? That is the question that Mary Ellen asks. What an intriguing question! Obviously, Miss Mary Ellen sees this as a love story. Read more of her inspiration on her blog, beetree by m.e 


With such a saturated color palette, Kathy chose to keep her design simple. This pretty necklace inspires me with a reminder that sometimes less is more. Read more about it on her blog, Bay Moon Designs.


Susan created a forest at sunset for her response to the artwork. I can feel the heat of the colors in this quiet forest. Read more about it on her blog, Lady Flowers by Susan.


Shaiha shares that she has been struggling with her Muse lately. But this month the Tres Personajes painting wowed her and inspired her to create this lovely necklace. Read more about it on her blog, Shaiha's Ramblings.


Imagine a family of three on a big city street at sunset. That is the image that Ann sees when she looks at this painting. Read more about it on her blog, Bead Love.


Janel Dudley makes some lovely glass beads. She was inspired by the painting to make these pretty earrings. Visit her blog, Janel Dudley Beads.


I am smitten by the way that Miss Kate (hello, Miss Kate! We have missed you!) has deconstructed all the elements of the painting and created art beads for each section. So much thought went into each piece. You really must read more about it on her blog Organic Odysseys.


I find it wonderful serendipity when I happen to have the very thing in my stash that represent the painting. Miss Karin all the way over in France has been amassing quite a wonderful hoard of art beads and had these beauties and that perfect shade of purple leather cord just lurking around! Read more on her blog, Gingko et Coquelicot.


Beads with a graphic punch and a bright palette are all that is needed for this pretty bracelet from Miss Katherine. Read more on her blog, Catherine's Dreams.


The painting this month with its knockout colors inspired Miss Vera to try her hand at a new skill. Read more about it on her blog, Designed by Vera.


I am a fan of fiber arts, mostly because it involves skills that I don't possess. Miss Jen crafted not one, but two soft cuff bracelets as the perfect backdrop for some pretty art beads. Read more on her blog, Purple Fish Studio.


I am in awe of those who create magnificently complex polymer clay canes. I simply don't have the patience or the vision for that! I love the journey that Miss Cate shows us of her process. You really should go read it on her blog, Fulgorine.


I like the way the three dots on these yummy glass beads represent the three people in the painting. Read more of Miss Pam's inspiration on her blog Klassy Joolz.


The abstract figures in the painting reminded Miss Beth and her mom Miss Evie of space invaders! They created this remarkable focal from the actual images in the painting and show us their sketches that turned into reality on their blog, EB Bead & Metal Works.


Okay. I admit that I am cheating a bit as I didn't get the chance to finish my piece inspired by the painting. For this month's painting inspiration I created my first Stroppel Cane inspired by the colors and the strong linear lines. These were sent to my Simple Truths Sampler Club members and I also have them in my Etsy shop as well. I will eventually get to making something from this - I have all the beads out and in a bowl ready for the moment to whip them up! -  but I am so proud of this new skill that I wanted to share!

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Thanks to all who played along with us!
I know I have mentioned this before, but it would really be a nice thing if everyone would add their exact URL to the description in Flickr. I love reading your blogs, but when I am doing this for a few days, and really reading your posts, it sure helps me out to not have to search for it!
I am thinking of a new way to do the blog hop and will see if I can make that happen next month. Time to shake things up a bit!

Stay tuned for the September challenge!


4 comments:

freshbakeddesigns said...

Love the inspiration this month and the designers created some fun, colorful pieces! Enjoyed the tour very much.

Gale said...

Thanks for the tour. I really like your new pendant and how it reflects the colors from the painting in the same linear way!

Kathy Lindemer said...

I enjoyed seeing the colorful creations that came from this months inspiration. Thank you for including mine.

JanelDudleyBeads said...

I just love the different designs everyone has done. Thank you for the inclusion!