Saturday, November 08, 2008

Checking in from Miami

Something for Halloween, a little late...

Cute or what? I have been working on this between trips and got the finishing touches completed on November 1. I managed to snap a few photos before I left on Wednesday. I wish you could see the brilliance of the vintage sequins in person. They are so pretty!

This one I call 'Spawn'. The form was made by Monica Magness, the skeleton cabs by Gris Tello. I found the ceramic crow bead at Anima Designs - I have been hanging on to it for quite awhile waiting for a project in which I could put it to use.

So... here I am in Miami - Coconut Grove to be exact. After work, I went for a walk today. I wanted to see 'Cocowalk' and I was not disappointed. As I heard from home about the weather (in the 20's with the windchill) I enjoyed abundant sunshine and warmth. I almost felt guilty... almost. I figure I need to soak it in now and enjoy every minute of it before I go home to the cold.

It was a great place to sit, have a margarita and people watch. A perfect way to end the day!

I hope you are having a good day as well.


crooked heart art~tabby said...

hi grace
ahhh what a fun and fabulous piece!!
enjoy your time in the warm sun-before you fly back home to 20 degee temps!!:)
enjoy your day

freebird said...

Yes, enjoy the warmth. I don't even have it in Arizona right now! This is a great Halloween doll. I was thinking Bat Woman when I saw her.

Lynn said...

Grace, your Spawn is spectacular! I love sequins - they add such sparkle. I've been to Coconut Grove- went to a local bar called The Taurus and shot blow darts at a target. It was neat. I stayed in a gorgeous hotel, which for the life of me I can't remember the name....what a surprise (not!)

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

I'd sit & have a margarita with you anyday!

What time? What place?


girl_gone_thread_wild said...


that DOLL is AWSUM!!!

You know I'm diggin' this piece
to no end!

*crowing over here*

Sunni said...

You never stop amazing me with your talent Grace.
I am not big on skeletons but this one is adorable.

KV said...

Such a fun piece, Grace!

Kathy V in NM

Dot said...

I would sit and have a Margarita with you (and dear Monica) any day! (what a beautiful thought).

Spawn is fantastic - you always put in so much detail. He is magnificient! Love the crow..

Double Infinity said...

I just love this - the wings are great! Do you 'sequin' in rows from the top down? I was thinking to sequin this cool ghost i recently obtained...LOVE THE FACE!!!!

GraceBeading said...

Thanks all... glad you like my little spawn. I'm not a huge fan of scary skeleton's but something about this one just sorta charmed me.

Double Infinity - to answer your question, with sequins it varies from project to project, with this one I added them along the outer edge then added them toward the middle, not really following any lines, but sometimes it does look that way. I usually bead starting from the inside and work my way to the edges. I hope that makes sense. I can see it in my mind - but sometimes it's a little confusing in there :-)

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