Friday, February 12, 2010

LIfe Box

I promised myself to tackle some of the unfinished projects laying around my studio on a regular basis. I set a goal to get the sides of my life box complete before I did anything else and, surprisingly, I actually did!

Here is a little tour around the sides:

I started by placing two large flat beads in the middle of the short sides. My thought was that this is where I would touch the box to pick it up, so I wanted something smooth and sturdy at those spots.
Then as you make your way around the edges, a theme of life on the planet starts to take shape. Beginning with turtles emerging from the seaand the waves crashing onto the rocks, leading to sandy grasses with palm trees,
which then turn into fields and forest where the wind scatters the leaves and seed pods through the skywhere we come across some butterflies floating over the rooftops until we are so high up the stars are visible.

I've gotten some of the edging done on the top too. Wasn't planning on edging it in lace, but as I was prowling through my studio, I came across some ecru vintage lace edging (machine made), and found myself stitching it down using a beaded rope edging. That works. Now I'm outlining that in a straight line of triangle beads, but I still don't know if I should plan the main layout, or just let the beads decide what the design is to be. I hope I decide soon, before I give up, set it aside and move onto something else.....


Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

it's so beautiful! i just want to keep looking and looking, and wishing i could touch it. i love all the elements you put into it, and the colors are fabulous. it's going to be another masterpiece! i just love your work.

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

hi lynn
this is just stunning-i hope you do not give up on it -
it deserves to be finished-lol
i love the story you tell with it and that huge cab is too die for
and i too would love to touch it
thank you for sharing :D
enjoy your day

Tracey N. said...

Lynn! I think this is my favorite of all the things you have made so far (at least what I have seen) My goodness the elements you have added are perfect as well as the colors you have chosen. I cant wait to see the rest of this masterpiece. Hugs my friend!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wow! If those are the sides....I cannot wait to see what you do with the top. Wonderful story, gorgeous beading...I sure am glad I found your blog!