Thursday, November 29, 2018
Art Elements Theme of the Month: Stars
This month Laney Mead over at the Art Elements blog chose the theme of "Stars" for the theme of the month. At first glance, the theme seems pretty specific, but she left it open for a broader approach.
My first design plays on the star of the ocean... the starfish! I had gotten the idea to put a bunch of Unicorn Beads drops along my bracelet chain (instead of a different type of bead I've been using) from one of my fellow Inspired by Nature retreat goers. I thought that these turquoise with white, cream, and black had a beach feel and coordinated nicely with the two-holed starfish bead from Heather Powers of Humblebeads. I added a fun shell charm and some Czech glass beads to the clasp side of the bracelet to finish things off.
I remembered that I had some Twinkiedinky charms that I bought a while back. They have a quote on them from Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers... "You can't expect two stars to drop in the same field in the same lifetime." So the star theme plays out here in words instead of shapes or images, but I've been waiting for an excuse to play with these!
Lastly, I ended up making one Christmas ornament with a star pattern across a heart shape. I used a borrowed rubber stamped image as the resist for this salt water etched copper. I added the little dots around the border by hand with a Sharpie. That one sold at last Sunday's Holiday Market but the other 4 are still available. :) I plan to work on another round of these ornaments this week.
This is a blog hop! Take some time to see what starry creations that everyone else created!