Sunday, August 10, 2008

Feeling a bit green

This is about 2 1/4 inches across, is backed with a teal colored ultrasuede and has a pin back.

I have a 'thing' for faces. I have a stash of beautiful faces made by various artists. This particular face is by Jennifer Martin at GraphixOutpost. Her color and designs are amazing.

Another artist I admire is Dottie Hoeschen from FaceToFace, her wonderfully detailed hand sculpted faces have such character and seem to come to life when I add beads. I used one of her faces on the doll I donated for Beading For a Cure

Yet another is Linsart. She has some great hand crafted witch face cabs and skull beads up for sale right now.

If you haven't seen the work of these artists - do yourself a favor and check out their websites/Etsy stores when you get a chance.


KV said...

Now that's a great face!

Kathy V in NM

Anonymous said...

Love the interesting combination of the color of face and the green of the beads.


Phyl said...

This is a wonderful pin!And I, too, have a "thing" for faces!Thanks for sharing the places to get great faces with us...they each have their own little "character"!Of course your beautiful beading makes any face really special !

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Let's FACE it, your beaded cabs are INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS Grace! Thanks for sharing, now I'm feeling "green" too with jeaousy over who gets to keep this piece you have created. (wink)

I'm returning from the land of oz.. my what a great trip it was.

xo, Monica :)

Noel said...

Grace, your beading around this lovely face is perfect....but then again all your beading is perfect...I love the colors!

Dot said...

I am loving the Green beading Grace - and that face is stunning.

Linsart said...

Great beading job on this face, and thanks for the mention! Have fun creating ~ and enjoy the rest of the summertime !

Pursuing Art... said... her face and your beading!!! Stunning!!! I feel the same way, faces and eyes say so much!!! You did a beautiful job beading her Grace!

~Lisa ;-)

GraceBeading said...

Hi Friends! Thanks for all the great and positive feedback, I appreciate it so much. Glad you all like it, I still haven't decided what to do with it at this point. There is a face swap coming up, hmmmmm, maybe...

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