For the first half of the year – go to this original post.
It started out as challenge to myself. Inspired by artist/beader and now fellow Art Elements contributor Cathy Mendola. It turned out to be educational, inspiring, and very, very fulfilling. Here is the remainder of the 2016 beaded goddess tapestries:
December may be my favorite. Mandala and snowflake inspired shapes crown her head.
November – with a nod to Thanksgiving – rooted, holding wheat, recalling the harvest.
October brings Dia de Los Muertos. The color palette and designs inspired by sugar skulls and talavera tiles.
September/Virgo is my sign. I wanted her to reference the Zodiac a bit with the plenty/harvest that adorns the frame.
August – the ocean. Cresting waves, sandy neutrals.
July – the summer sky and a hint of swirling fireworks.
I am beginning work on a series for this year. While I had intended to take a smaller seasonal challenge this year – I had a great idea…. Stay tuned! Pictures coming!