Thursday, July 19, 2007
I completed this a few months ago - it didn't turn out at all like I had pictured in my mind. I'm not sure how much I like it, although I grow more fond it the more I look at it (that seems to happen with much of my beading). With the darkness of the black beads & sequins, it's a bit harder to see the detail.
The wonderful monkey face cabs were created by Linsart - I had been holding them for quite awhile, waiting for the inspiration to work them into something.
The finished piece is approximately 4 inches by 5 inches. The face cabs were glued to Pellon Peltex (similar to Stiff Stuff), then I added the beads. Once done with the beading I backed the piece with black ultra suede.
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman