Something a little different

Basic Russian leave tutorial by Jill Wiseman

Well since the last time I posted last week it kinda feels like the world has gone mad. I mean we are still dealing with a global pandemic, the first one to directly affect every single person in one way or another, and to top it off we are now dealing with another war. The people of Ukraine have already dealt with more than enough these last few years just like the rest of us. I hope this stupid ego driven war dose not last long. And then there is the flooding in Brisbane, which has moved south into NSW.

Still life goes on, just as it did in the 2008 floods of Mackay when we were sloshing through water in the unit we were renting and evacuating the retirement village across the street. Thankfully we got stuff up and safe and helped our elderly neighbour do

the same. A lot of people in the community helped each other out but of course there were some gits driving around sight seeing and causing bow waves that knocked over fences and caused more damage.

Anyway. As you can see here Millie has decided she needs to supervise this blog post to make sure I get it done, so I now have a cat sitting on me and am having to type around her. She is not too impressed, and would rather scratches.

On the house hunting front we are still looking and have even looked at building as an option, but we shall see what happens. I will have to get serious about packing up at any rate as I am to move by Mayish.

Ok on the beading front, I’m still working on the jar as pictured above.

I actually stared adding the vine in before I finished of the RAW cover, and I used an old necklace I made as a teenager as inspiration. I have no idea who designed the necklace or even if I made it in a workshop or from a pattern in a book, it’s just been too long. Anyway I did modify it to make it work on a flat surface as it was originally designed to spiral around a central string of beads. It couldn’t do that on the jar but it ruffled up nicely. Then I started adding in mini fern like ‘leaves’ and tried out some Russian leaves as well to see how they would look.

I figured it would be easer to continue adding in the little fern bits in the vine and then adding in the extra stuff after I had done that. It is not a realistic representation of a vine but is more inspired by the densely packed rainforest, where vines and creepers twist around trees and other plants and smaller plants grow in and on top of larger ones. it also looks like a small strip of rainforest from above, surrounded by cleared barren land. Not that the purple and white stripes look anything like land. The other night I ended up watching Jack the Gian Slayer while beading and after a while I noticed that I was watching a movie that centred around giant bean stalk, which is a type of vine.

Other than that I didn’t manage to participate in this last years/this years global project even though I had made some flowers for it. Hopefully I will manage to participate in the next one.

Oh and I won $10 the other day. which was a nice surprise. Well I had better finish up before dad turns up.

Published by Louise

Hey there, most people call me Lou and I am a passionate dreamer and creator of funky beaded creations. I dream of having my creations featured in galleries and am working to make that dream a reality. When I am not working or creating I am spending time with family and friends, reading or watching movies.

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