Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April Monthly Challenge Blog Tour

This month we are treated to a lovely painting by Monet, one that I confess was new to me. I love the bright swath of chartreuse green and the little pops of orange. The blue skies with the fluffy gray and white clouds feel so light. So much to inspire us!

Colored resin fills the forms in this innovative abstract design by Moon and Seven Stars. I love the way the colored pigments pick up the palette in the painting and also the movement of the wind on the meadow.

Fickle Moon Beads gives us a sweet little hand painted polymer clay meadow with her earrings. We are so glad that you joined in the fun!

Jill Palumbo of Palumbo Jewelry captures the soft colors blending together in Monet's painting by creating this landscape in polymer clay. I love the story of the little glass bead highlighted in the piece.

Tracy Stillman Designs paired a fresh and lively pendant with some lovely beads on cord for her interpretation of Monet's meadow. I love how effortless this feels and how modern.

SaraJo Wentling of SJ Designs Jewelry reached deep into her memories of what spring is actually like as compared to the endless winter that we are both experiencing in the upper Midwest to pull together a multistrand necklace that feels like a field of blooming wildflowers. I think you need to do more of these multistrand pieces, Miss SaraJo!

Angela Lund-Logan proves that inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places, like one artist's natural interpretation connected to another artist. Here she shows us that the tree in this Klimt painting has a similar color and feature of Monet's proving that art can spring forth from art!

Bay Moon Design gives us a rustic spring with her lovely shades of green necklace. She is inspired by the gorgeous array of colors that Miss Brandi pulls in our monthly challenge painting palettes. Me, too! I can never get enough of the colors that she sees that I overlook.

We have a new friend in France! Miss Karin G of Ginkgo et Coquelicot made a sculpture to wear with her blend of art beads from around the world. The bright orange just draws me in and my eye travels around this fascinating necklace that is filled with so many surprises!

I love shopping in my own bead stash and finding the perfect bead. That is exactly what Miss Renetha of LampLight Crafts did. She brings us the swirling clouds in the sky with her beautiful lampwork pendant and lovely beadwork spiral.

Miss Carol of Terra Rustica Designs created this lush meadow inspired necklace with her own hand enameled components. The blend of colors evokes the rolling waves on the springtime landscape.

The wild and carefree meadow inspired Miss Mary Ellen of bee tree by m.e. to do her own impression of wild poppies. The bright orange centers ringed by the sharp chartreuse green ribbon and accented by the soft lavender is so special. Very inventive!

And finally, I actually managed to sneak in a little creative playtime myself and made this spring corsage bracelet called 'Bursting Forth' that sort of grew organically on my bead table. You can check it out at my blog, Treasures Found.
Erin Prais-Hintz invites you to go on a journey of inspiration at her blog Treasures Found :: Inspiration is Everywhere. You can view a gallery of her work at http://www.tesoritrovati.com/ or purchase her popular line of 'Simple Truths' in her Etsy shop.


m.e. said...

Another month of Amazing creations !
I especially loved the colors everyone picked from the painting .
ABS in bloom!
Can't wait til the May Challenge
m.e. :)

Carol Dekle said...

Thank you Miss Erin! What an amazing array of beautiful work. I love your bracelet, the bright colors are so refreshing!