Life is for the living

So get out there and do it~!!



BiG BeAdS AnD MoRe

My photo
Just trying to be an artist is a full time job~~~

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010


When is it time to stop, when do you finally put the paintbrush down and say that's that, its over, its done."I will not pull any more hair out, loose sleep or suffer back aches in the name of art". Even if you see imperfections, others wont, and maybe those imperfections are what give that piece, style and charisma. Do all artist take 3 and 4 months to complete a painting or longer? How long did it take Vincent van Gogh, from start to finish to complete one piece. Imagine if he over worked his "Sunflowers" his "Starry night". Would we know who he was? The real answer to this riddle is BE THE MASTER OF YOUR DOMAIN, SCRIBBLE UNTIL YOUR FINGERS BLEED, ITS NEVER OVER, because blank canvas is cheap. New ideas arise finally allowing you to stop painting, stop adding and stop fixing,just because someone said it needs some red, maybe it should have a cat, maybe it needs a pitch fork, maybe it needs blue out side the window, and finally maybe they don't know what there talking about because they don't paint.EVERY ONES A CRITIC. (MAYBE THE CAT WAS FINE WITH OUT ANY LEGS).LOL

Friday, March 19, 2010

my boyfriend is stupid
I just received a twitter from someone I don't know, on it was "my boyfriend is stupid".Made me think back to the days when I thought Id go to University for art(metalsmithing~making Jewelry) and I had decided not to leave my boyfriend because I thought our love would die. Someone should have slapped my ass with a wooden spoon for thinking so little of my self. We never did end up together and it took me 20 years to pick up my passion in the arts again. I took art in grade 9,10,11,12, and 13. Then I took art in College, and a floral courses at the local University, but when I was accepted into Toronto University for Metalsmithing I declined, because of my stupid boyfriend,and he is still stupid to this day, drugs, drink and no job. Never again will I take my art for granted and neither should anybody else. Art is in our souls. When I look at art that is mind boggling, it inspires me, and I'm truly in aw. Word to the wise, The fish that swim at the Art institutes would have better suited you, and sometimes its better to swim alone.
P.S. the man I married now isn't an artist but supports me 100%

Thursday, March 11, 2010

oils are so very messy.

This is my very first attempt at painting in oils, and I must say there very messy or maybe I should say I'm very messy. Iv discovered that I need a paintbrush for every different color, and if you plan to go back into some colors, the color your going to apply can and will disappear. As I look on the net for answers I find that my irrational attempt to paint and not read any books on the matter has proven that I have broken all the rules. Oils are vivid and forgiving and fun, the paint moves around for days. Will I ever pick up Acrylics again I wonder.Lesson learn t~ wear proper cloths, have a window open, make sure you have all the tools needed before starting, rags, linseed oils, You need to have one container with just solvent, and the other with medium. A standard painting medium is 1 part oil to 2 parts solvent. The most common oil is linseed and its varieties (refined, cold pressed, or stand oils) but some painters use safflower, walnut or poppy oils,then there is turpentine, drop cloth, and clean up. So much to do but I think well worth the mess. Have fun and remember paint is cheap, don't be afraid to use it.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010


Am I the only one, or are there others out there, that are just as confused with face book as I am. Create a fan page,(for people to see my work ) so I do.~!!! Load up pictures of my art and jewelry.~!!! So I do that too, and then its lost forever only after what seemed like hours of loading it all on.. big grrrrrrrrrrrrrr for sure big grrrrrrrrrrr why cant they keep things simple.?!/album.php?aid=155372&id=348154873146!/album.php?aid=155372&id=348154873146&ref=mf

visit those sites if you like,but there for me to remember how to get to them as well. LOL computers. GEESH

BEADiNtRiGuE ON etsy

BEADiNtRiGuE still has the most adorable and one of a kind beads Iv found while out there searching for "one of a kind beads". In my spare time while I'm not making Jewelry or painting,I'm searching for beads,1ST of all afford and 2ND, there indisputable unique design. Her beads are Refreshing, Delicate,Unique, and well made. You can see the quality put into every one.
Don't get me wrong Ive found other beads out there as well, but I cant afford 200 and 300 dollars for 20 beads so I can then bring them home and try and re sell them to consumers after Ive put my design spin on them. People just don't have that kind of money. As a new Jewelry maker money does play an important part in this hobby. Bead makers have to buy the glass, bring it home, store it, come up with a design, melt the glass in there torches, add glitz of silver or gold or etching, bake it in a kiln, polish them, clean the bead release , take there pictures, then try and sell them to us Jewelry makers.
BEADiNtRiGuE beads make me feel like I'm at the beach.What a feeling a bead can make.~!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Fun displays

I was going through my closet getting rid of old cloths I haven't worn in years and years. The experts say we should do this. While trying to come up with new and interesting ideas to display my jewelry, I thought "it always looks better on a real person" but I don't have one of those,so next best thing was cardboard.I cut out old pizza boxes, painted them a reddish brown, cut notches for a necklace, then put shirts and jackets around them to see what looked best, and this is what I came up with..I think there cool.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Craft Shows

Spring is on its way, and so are the craft shows.~! Ive started to buy the beads I will need to start a new line of jewelry. I don't know if people out there realize just how expensive beads are. So far Ive bought $500 in beads,and that's just focal beads, I have all the secondary beads I need in my studio.
Now the designing part starts.
Its a lot of work and back breaking at that. Sometimes hours even days go into one design. I never buy cheap beads, been there don't that and all you get out of it is cheap jewelry. I believe people are willing to pay a little more for quality. At the same time I'm trying to finish off 2 paintings if I'm lucky I might get a 3rd one done. But art doesn't sell as fast as jewelry. It doesn't make any less important. I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you love what your doing then get better at it and don't stop.
This has to go into your web browser or it will never reach ETSY....I will have to ask Etsy why this is so.. and why that URL leads to my blog.
So apparently my Etsy account will never be seen from Google... sigh