Creative Color Challenge – tranquil blues

This month’s challenge was blue – specifically, tranquil blues.  Louise (the originator of the challenge) is traveling in Australia, so she used one of her photographs of a beautiful bay as her inspiration for the color challenge.

Blue has always been a favorite color of mine, so there wasn’t a lot of humming and hawing (like there was with the orange in January!).  As well, the ocean is a big source of inspiration for me, so I used Louise’s photo as a direct inspiration for my piece.

I decided it was time to get the beads out (it’s been a long time!).  I bead embroidered a warm sea scene and made a brooch: “Reflecting Pool”.  It really was fun, “painting with beads” as my friend calls it!  I’ve had the paua shell for some time so I was happy to finally find the piece it belonged to!

bead embroidered brooch
Reflecting pool bead embroidered brooch.

Now, because I like blue so much I decided to make two brooches in response to this challenge.  It certainly helps that I seem to have quite a variety of blue beads!

My next bead embroidered brooch is about the “Night Sky”.  I had a small dichroic cabochon that just seemed to be like an astral body to me – so it became a star!

bead embroidered brooch
Night Sky bead embroidered brooch.

I really enjoyed working with my beads again – there are just so many beautiful colors to play with!

Hope you are well – maybe lounging by a tranquil blue sea….

Valerie

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