Monday, August 27, 2007

August BJP Page

Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

If we shadows have offended,

Think but this, and all is mended,

That you have but slumber'd here

While these visions appear.

Anyone who has visited my blog in the past will recognize the painting by James C. Christensen from the Voyage of the Bassett. Christensen takes his voyagers to an island where Queen Titania, Oberon, and the fairies live. They encounter most magical things and learn important values. This is an exquisitely illustrated book and this particular painting is my favorite.

The painting was printed on canvas fabric on an inkjet printer. The peridot is the birth stone for August and the top border of the page was done in peyote stitch with peridot beads. The bottom border was also done in peyote stitch following the painting's design edge. I used 3mm and 4mm peridot and topaz crystals, 3mm clear Austrian flatback crystals, and 4mm Swarovski crystals in combination with the seed beads and glass pieces. The largest glass piece is from an antique earring.


a2susan said...

Absolutely stunning! I love your literary associations - and your own novel! Congrats to you on your achievement.

vivage said...

Etheral and visually stunning. I love all three pieces.

KV said...

Thank you both so much. Still going to try to put up larger photos -- tomorrow. Today's experience was harrowing enough.


Judi D said...

I have seen these for the first time, they are stunning! I have seen the dolls and was amazed at such fine detail. You journal pages reflect the same, just beautiful works of art. I have you't want to miss seeing your creations again.

Brenda said...

Your pieces are stunning. The mix of techniques, the colors, the subject matter are all genius.

Lillian said...

Ditto everyone's comments! Just amazing, mysterious and thought provoking! Congratulations on all your achievements! Lillian

KV said...

Thanks Judi, Brenda and Lillian -- that painting just begs to do many different things with it.

Kathy V in NM

freebird said...

Each page is so different yet tied together. You are going to enjoy your finished collection so much!