Monday, August 10, 2009

Van Gogh Series

A few years ago now I embroidered this cuff. You may recognize it as Van Gogh's Starry Night' It was my first foray into true bead embroidery and I loved the process of picking the palette, selecting the part of the painting I would bead, and laying down the beads.



It has me thinking about doing a series....

This one,



Maybe this one?



Or this one?


If only my time were as vast as my imagination, they'd be done by now....

Will be receiving two precious grandchildren via American Airlines today. Legoland? Zoo? Seaworld? Disneyland? Thankfully Seaworld won out this year and we'll be doing that tomorrow. This afternoon, ice cream at the Daily Scoop in South Park, back to school shopping, packing Tuesday's picnic and a few games of Rummy-O. There are traditions to be withheld.

9 comments:

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Ahhh time! Yes, I agree - if only we had enough time to pursue all of the creations in our head!

Have a delightful time with grandkids, ice cream, orcas and seals!

Arlenesfelt said...

Seaworld tip:
I took the boys to SeaWorld during the day. We regretted not going at night when the Shamu show adds lights and there are fireworks.
Have fun fun fun with the kidlets!

Carol Dean said...

That cuff!!!!!!!!! I'm in love (and I never have been much of a Van Gogh fan, I must admit).

Have fun filled with lots of laughter and love ;)

Try-to-be-better said...

You're right.... late van Gogh is perfect for a beading- inspiration

Pepita said...

Well, when it comes to my fellow country man Van Gogh the Sunflowers are super famous. The white orchard I also like. But I also like the Irises:
http://www3.vangoghmuseum.nl/vgm/index.jsp?page=3790&collection=1297&lang=en
Or his Butterflies and Poppies:
http://www3.vangoghmuseum.nl/vgm/index.jsp?page=3230&collection=1282&lang=en

And what about Monet?
http://arttoheartweb.com/benediction_Claude_Monet_Water_Lily_Pond.htm

So much inspiration indeed, so little time.

Nicki said...

This bracelet is wonderful! I love it! The colours are fantastic! Van Gogh is a good source of inspiration! ;-))

Triz Designs said...

the cuff is gorgeous!

Enjoy your time with your grandchildren!!! :-)

rachelnelsonsmith said...

It hasn't been that long has it?!

flyingbeader said...

LOVE IT! LOVE IT! I've never tried to take a piece of classic art & convert it over to an embroidery cuff. You've given me a challenge! As for "next"...the poppies! My favorite

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