Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Introduction & Welcome (new entries added below)



This blog serves as an online gallery of my work and, hopefully, a place to connect with the similarly obsessed.
Clicking "archives" or "older posts" or "photos & opinions" links on the right hand side will bring up more photos.

I welcome comments and email. Please make yourself at home. (New entries below)


39 comments:

beadbabe49 said...

I love the collage photo! Is the radiant photo yours or the photographers?

LJ said...

Hi BB...These are all the photographers. Mostly the "raw" jpgs. His finished ones are in a different format and I haven't got them all transferred to my poorly functioning home computer. The best ones were detail and collage shots, I thought.
I must admit I have an awful fondness for detail, too. Somehow, a small detail seems to better capture the piece than the whole item.

TeAntae said...

I wondered where you were off too and I see it was up to all good! GORGEOUS!

Looking forward to seeing your new creations under this adorable new name.

LJ said...

Teantae! Thanks. The name makes me laugh...and I'm glad you visited!

The Lone Beader said...

LJ, just wondering, did U have to change the look of your blog, and name, etc...on the new Beta Blogger??

LJ said...

Hi LB. I read the Blogger Help Group Forum and didn't like the number of times I saw people howling about losing their blog when they switched, or losing access or archives etc. Some people found it painless - but any special formatting was lost. I decided to start fresh with both the beading and writing blog...
So far, they seem to be fixing problems with the Beta version pretty quickly and there's more room for html dummies to play with templates. I tried about six and stayed with a version of the simple
"minima" template.
If you're thinking about moving to Beta, I'd read blogger forum - and remember that people are impatient and the Blogger folks are still working...

amelia said...

I just wanted to let you know that your beadwork is beautiful and very admirable.

LJ said...

Thank you Amelia!

Mary said...

Glad I clicked. So beautiful, and I particularly like this one. You are very talented indeed and I am proud of you!

LJ said...

Thank you, M!

phlegmfatale said...

This is lovely! I adore this combination of colors.

chuck said...

The portrait "speaks to me", but I dare not speak on her behalf--
for she bids me, 'be still'.

LJ said...

PF, thanks. I was on such a run of ambers and purples. Still buying those colors.
Chuck..It's odd how it happened. The first thing I imagined was the figure...standing not quite all the way in the frame. I had to come up with the technique for her so that she'd be as accurately rendered as a drawing. But - I had no idea what her face would look like. I drew the simplest cartoon to use as a pattern and her face, from there, drew itself.
It's a happy stillness, isn't it?

Darkmind said...

Very interesting. The image is like pointilist painting, only in 3-D!! Very good work, LJ. Not only will I be keeping up with this page, I may also look into trying my hand at this beading stuff myself...

beadbytes said...

"Radiant" is RADIANT indeed. Very beatiful piece. We're not worthy... we're not worthy! Beautiful frame and beautiful photography as well.

BeadBytes will come back!

LJ said...

Thank D. It's meditative, beading - you might like it. Some of the best bead artists are men, you know.

Thank Beadbytes. Dropped by to see you at your "house".

J said...

How long did it take you to make this?

And (cough) where did you find the patience? :P

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zhoen said...

Oh. Wow.

LJ said...

First visit, Z?
Thank you. Glad you like it (her)?

Three Sisters Beads said...

Wow! I really feel inspired looking at your beautiful beadwork. I will be back to often. Thanks.

LJ said...

Thanks three sisters. Happy to meet you and will visit back.

Swarovski crystals said...

Your work is beautiful its inspired me to look for a jewellery making course.

Fab Fibers said...

LJ...you have done some of the most beautiful stuff!! I am impressed beyond words. I'll keep your blog as one to go and look at often.

LJ said...

swarovski and fabf - I apologize for replying late. I rarely check this entry anymore. Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm off to check your respective blogs!

Sunni said...

She is breath taking.
All I can say is your work is stunning.
Sunni

LJ said...

Thanks Sunni. I think this is my favorite of everything I've done.

Mandi said...

This is my first time to see your work, and wow, its...RADIANT :)

B said...

I've never seen bead application quite like this. Outstanding. Just fell into a time warp scrolling through and looking at all your work. Good enough to eat.

LJ said...

Thank you b! Glad you enjoyed the visit.

DayByDay4-2Day said...

Please tell me more about how you used the watercolor pencils in this.

Also is there glass over this?

http://mindpencilpaperart.blogspot.com/

DayByDay4-2Day said...

can you stop ove at my blog and tell me what you think of my project since I'm new at this??
http://mindpencilpaperart.blogspot.com/

bénédicte said...

Je viens de découvrir votre blog et j'y vois des oeuvres superbes !
J'aime en particulier vos broderies pleines de poésie...
Bravo pour toutes ces merveilles !

LJ said...

Merci tellement du beau compliment !

Marylo, la rêveuse said...

Hi my friend!

I love everything the way you show your work. Your collage is so clever and nice! I'm not so good in taking photos and arranging them!

I have given you an award! You can see it on my blog.

LOL (Lots of love)
Marylo, la rêveuse

LJ said...

Merci! I'm thrilled marylo! I will work on choosing my five now - WHAT a terrible task! Having to only choose five!

vitrospective said...

Your work is just exquisite!

I've just started a blog about beading and have added your site to my blog roll. I would love it, if you could link my site too. I will also be reviewing bead artists work shortly, so if you are interested, please let me know.

Thanks kindly
Jess

My blog is at:

www.vitrospective.com/blog

LJ said...

Welcome Jess - and thank you. Link is on the right.

Olga said...

what a beauty! Can't believe my eyes!

Deborah said...

I've spent so much delightful time browsing through your blog Linda. You are SUCH a tremendous artist! Your beaded cuff is SPECTACULAR!!