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.
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