Wednesday, 8 January 2014

New Year, New Challenge

Happy New Year - hope you had a lovely Christmas.

Last year was the quietest I've had on the blogging front
since I started this blog, so this year
 I hope to join in with a few more challenges.
  Well that sounds a bit like a new year's resolution
 and I always resolve never to make
any because I never keep them up!

Anyway, I'll start as I mean to go on and the first 
challenge I've joined in with is on the blog called

"Take one painting that is well known, classical or modern,
 and make something inspired by it
What can I make?
Anything as long as it involves beads!"

The painting I chose is
'Self portrait with a straw hat'
by Vincent van Gogh
I took inspiration from this painting by using the same
colours - blue and yellow and a little red.

I made a simple handbag key finder

 The large flat bead in the centre is Aragonite
and the yellow faceted beads are Agate.
The red strap is leather.
(Absolutely no chance of not being able to find
your keys in your handbag with this flower
attached to them - it's quite heavy!)

Deadlines for entries is 31 January 
and there is a prize for one randomly selected

Now, to find another challenge!

Thanks for looking :)


Deborah said...

Love your colour inspiration, Sherry. Hope you keept to you crafting/blogging resolution as I missed seeing your makes.

Createology said...

Your beaded flower key leash is perfect to represent this famous painting. Happy New Year and Creative Blessings Dear...

JansArtyJunk said...

Sherry you have created a lovely piece inspired by this artwork...the colours and stones are striking! Jan x

Jackie said...

I love how the van Gogh painting inspired your handbag key finder, Sherry. It looks so good and is such so practical. Jx

Mrs A. said...

Now that is what I call inspirational. Love the colours.
I have kept the 1st of my resolutions and that was to not blog until I had sorted out my craft stash/craft area. After the 1st five drawers I was heartily sick of it all and was just about to congratulate myself on finishing when I turned round and saw the floor behind me!!! I cried buckets I can tell you and have only just fought my way out the other side. Mind you I did find a few extra bits on the floor that I had lost over time. Don't now where any thing is now!!
Hugs Mrs A.