Sunday, June 22, 2008
Wow! After 10+ years and well over 2200 wooden objects painted and drilled into beads, my bead project is complete!!! I hung it this weekend on a salvaged pole that I painted purple. The wooden rings were gifted to me from a friend to use how I saw fit. This beaded curtain hangs between our dining room and kitchen.
The painting of these beads began when Jon and I rented the Old Opera House in Gosport, IN. My painting area was a few too many steps away from the closest sink. In order to use up small dabs of paint, I began applying them to these odd wooden parts. Soon more intense detail was added to each bead with most being embellished with 6-10 colors per bead, often airbrushing and detailing with pencil tips. I got into it and the time spent illuminating these beads became a cathraric episode I looked forward to every day.
A meditation of sorts.
There are 22 strands hanging. Each one is about 84" long and comprised of a minimum of 120 beads.
For those who say I have no patience, I will kindly refer them to this project......
It became a metaphor for time used and paint saved!
It became a testament to patience!