Wednesday, August 11, 2010

ABS Carnival Bloggers Embark on an Exploration

The ABS Carnival Blogging Gang got together this month and blogged about "Exploration." I look forward each month to reading each entry and bringing them together into a cohesive post for the Art Bead Scene. In a way, each month is a new exploration for me where I have the chance to learn more about the Carnival Bloggers and gain inspiration from each post. Join me in exploring this month's crop of inspired writing from the Art Bead Scene Carnival Bloggers....

Let's start with a profusion of flowers from Elaine Robitaille who embarks on a floral exploration. She tweeks her lovely polymer clay floral canes into explosions of flowers for the neck and wrist.

Janel Dudley leaps into learning wire wrapping techniques to enhance her jewelry designs. While Beetreebyme finds a flat world is a great place to explore and create.

One of our newest bloggers, Gaea, finds inspiration in the commonplace and creates a new style bead.

Keeping an open mind, mairedodd is able to see jewelry elements in a used bike shop. While our dear friend, Cindy Dolezal suffers a devastating loss that propels her into exploring a new path. Our hearts are with her on her journey.

Christine goes willingly into a new creative endeavor, art journaling and ponders supplies that are useful in making her new adventure. Pixybug Designs is staying close to what they make, lampwork beads and exploring new venues to sell their small works of art.

We find our own Island Girl aka Fireballbeeds taking on a simple task to recreate a color combination. Will she be able to re-create it or will she be buried in a lovely pile of "almost perfect but not quites?" (We know you want a particular color but we adore the beads that you've created!)

Our tour of this month's theme will end with the very talented, Jeannie Dukics who shares her new Distressed Patina Clay Pendants which are her exploration of new discoveries and hope.

Most inspiring to me about Jeannie's blog is the quote on her blog header that sums up this month's exploration:

"be brave enough to live your life creatively."

Hope you've enjoyed this month's Carnival Blog! If you'd like to join us, 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!
(written by Cindy Gimbrone the Carnival Bloggers' fearless leader.)


Jeannie said...

Thanks Cindy for posting this. Joining the ABS Carnival Blog has really exposed me to some really talented, beautiful people.

Andrew Thornton said...

What a beautiful post. I'm moved about how and where these artists are digging to explore their art... and in effect, themselves. Really thought-provoking! Thank you for sharing!

TesoriTrovati said...

I made sure to post on this topic before I left for Houston, but apparently forgot to sync it up with the rest of the ABS bloggers. Sorry about that, Cindy! If you want to read my "Exploration" post you can go here:

Thanks for inspiring us all Cindy!
Enjoy the day!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

What a lovely set of posts!!

Elaine said...

It's been neat to get involved with the art bead community and see what people are "exploring"! Can't wait for the next run at this!

Islandgirl said...

THought I posted here a couple of days ago guess I forgot to hit enter.... Thanks for the link to the Shel Silverstein poem... Almost perfect... I used to read his books to my son!

I have officially quit trying to make those beads. Olympic rain wasn't the answer!