Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Let the Carnival Begin! ABS Carnival Bloggers

Art Bead Scene is happy to post the first post of the Carnival Blog. The ABS Carnival Bloggers are an dedicated group of ABS readers who have written a post this month on the theme, "Beginnings." I know you'll be as excited as I was to read each blogger's interpretation and how beginnings impact their art and creativity.

Holly explores the source of creativity and where might it really begin?. A swirling spring creek gave her pause to think. (Photo courtesy of Holly.)

Our intrepid Carnival Blogger, Kate, delves into the inspiration to the found in the theme "Beginnings" Read her post and you'll feel inspired too!

Lime Green Eggplant Leaf by Kate.

Mary Harding writes a thoughtful post on the beginnings of art bead and shows off a lovely necklace (see below).

Many of us have an abnormal stash of art beads. I'm sure you'll find kindred spirits in Jen and Kelly who share how their obsession with all things beady began.

Meanwhile, Lyn Foley is striking out into uncharted territory, she has begun a new endeavor in mixed media. Lyn shows the beginning of her new piece in her sketchbook (see below):

On Christine's aptly named blog, Intuitive Sparks, she generously shares a tutorial using one of her artist made lampwork beads which embody the power of a beginning.

(Christine demonstrates how to create a wire spiral.)

Beginnings can mean false starts and Michelle Mach shares with us how beginning a design can be the hardest part.

Sometimes, a beginning can suprise you and doesn't come from our magpie nature to collect shiny things. It can come from a new life. Marcie, a talented seed bead artist LaBellaJoya writes about the beginning for a new addition to her family.

(Turquoise Blue beaded bead by Marcie.)

Beginnings mean so many different things. What does "Beginnings" mean to you?

The ABS Carnival Bloggers have just begun! We'll be posting monthly on the Art Bead Scene and writing about a secret theme. We're always happy to welcome another dedicated Art Bead Scene reader to our Carnival Blogger Group! Interested in joining? Please send an email to Cindy saying you'd like to join.

Until next month...the Carnival Bloggers bid you adieu!


Alice said...

Thank you for a beautiful and inspirational post! I visited each of the blogs and was delighted to find such talented artists! It was a wonderful way to start my day!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Cindy, what a fantastic journey you've taken us on this month! Thank you!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful contributions to start us off!

Ema Kilroy said...

This is great. I love to see where other artists draw their inspiration from. Thanks for sharing.

Jeannie said...

It's comforting to know that we all have the same designer block at one time or another and what inspires all of us.

TesoriTrovati said...

This has been great. Such a diverse group of creative souls. I am in awe of all the beautiful words and images and thought-provoking ideas that I have come across. Thank you ABS divas for coordinating this. I am excited to be in Group B in March! Enjoy the day! Erin

Vintage Jewelry Store said...

This is great. I really love your jewelry collection. Thank you for sharing with you. The above brown color necklace is looking awesome. This would give very trendy look specially with long skirts.

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thank you for stopping by to read all of the thoughtful posts by our Carnival Bloggers! They're an incredible group of artists!