so, you may have noticed that i have not been beading much lately...
i have had some health problems over the last few months starting with blood pressure spikes and ending in my finding a lump under my right arm.
everything has turned out to be fine: i have a new general practitioner who agrees with me that more cardio,less worry, and some anger management will help the blood pressure to normalize and after a full round of blood tests, sonograms, and mammograms, it looks like the lump was a reactive lymph node brought on by a scratch from the lovely miss patches.
so, after all of this, i decided to treat myself and i bought the two books pictured here:
i have become absolutely obsessed with texture in beading. i think i have looked at every piece of free form peyote on google and flickr as well as about half their bead embroidery pics. i have some ideas and i hope they will work out relatively similar to what i am imagining. you know most designs start as one idea and evolve into something completely different.
i have also recently gotten reacquainted with brick stitch and am eager to see what developes there.
i also just purchased some round seed beads - i have been a die hard delica fan for over 10 years, but after experimenting with some toho rounds recently, i have found that i like the roundness for texture, the colors are deeper and richer, and i also found they lay against the fabric better for the embroidery. so, i have a nice big shipment coming in next week and i am eager to get to work. i hope they get here before i have to leave for atlanta next week on a business trip.
i shouldn't have, but, again, i felt i deserved it after all of the doctor visits and bills.
i also have some pics from the haute craft opening to post as well as halloween in new orleans. i will put those up later this weekend.