9.19.2008

Inspiration Catch-Up

#35: Beadworker par excellence, Ann Benson There's a link in the article to Ann's Beads East website. I just got two of her books (one is a DVD book) through Amazon:





I've been having a ball playing with some new ideas for crocheted ropes - I know the DVD got terrible reviews at Amazon, but honestly, I thought the explanation and demonstration of joining ropes, reducing multiple strands and finishing were well worth the price.

#36: Illustrator and artist, Thomas Canty.



I fell in love with Mr Canty's artwork many, many years ago. I collected his art cards fanatically. I can sit and drink in his work for hours - something about those Romantics that just sneak up on me.

#37: Speaking of Romantics, there are piles and pots of inspiration to be found at this great site: The Duirwaigh Gallery.



Take your time, stroll slow. I go there whenever I feel the need to refresh my spirit and just give myself a huge treat.

5 comments:

  1. I have owned that hardbound book by Ann Benson for several years but had not seen that DVD offering before. Thanks for the lead!

    And many thanks for both art links, too -- I had lost my Durwaigh bookmark when I changed computers several years ago and was delighted to see it here.


    Kathy V in NM

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  2. Forgot -- what type of thread do you use when doing bead crochet?


    Kathy V in NM

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  3. Thread for bead crochet - normally I use Guttermans topstitching thread with seed beads, but I also use waxed linen, bead cord, crochet cotton, wire - whatever works!

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  4. Oh, this may be just what I need today... Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I was referring to the links to Canty's work and the Duirwaigh Gallery!

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