December BJP Update
This is where it stands this morning. I wanted to post a shot of these cabochons, too - they are so exquisite - the body is full of stars - this is a river stone from southern New Mexico - it was really porous and I gave it a coat of liquid glass. It brought out those wonderful occlusions in the stone. The head is a striated agate, showing multiple layers. I thought they'd be perfect for this month. My body is filled with universes, my mind with many layers.
While I'm working on this, I've also been working on the Beadweavers' next challenge, the theme of which is "Spring Break." I decided on another pony - this one different from the ones I've done previously. This is Maia.
Some of the significant differences I'll be incorporating are that I'll be painting in her eyes rather than using large beads, and her mane and tale will be beaded, rather than fiber.
Now for Inspiration #4: The beadwork of Rebecca Roush. Her work is stunning.