Thursday, November 26, 2009

Dadd's Beads

I have been cooking and baking like crazy all week. I have my turkey all roasted, the carcass cooked down, gravy made (will make the mashed potatoes fresh come dinner time), cornbread apple, sausage, raisin, nut, cranberry dressing ready to go into the oven with the yams, the macaroni, broccoli and cheese casserole, and the corn casserole. There is Apple Kuchen for B'fast and Turkey salad for sandwiches to munch on before dinner. And I can't forget the Pumpkin cheesecake with sugar cookie crust. Yum! I have to make everything from scratch so it takes me a few days, because of my Celiac Disease. But it will all be delicious! And I have a clean kitchen! :)

But after being in that kitchen for hours on end each day I had to get away from all that baking and go bake some clay! I have been pondering all month the ART BEAD SCENE's challenge art piece for this month, Dadd's The Fairy Fellers Master Stroke. There was so much going on in this painting at first it was too much for me. Then I decided to focus in on what I know and love best, the organic elements in the painting, mostly the botanicals. So I set out to pick out what jumped out at me, the foliage, the nuts, the flowers but also I picked up on some textures from the clothing, hats, and even a barely seen wall in the upper right side.

So now my beads are made and I spent about 4 happy hours after finishing up in the kitchen painting, antiquing and coloring this strange assortment of beads. They may seem odd but each one is taken directly from a component of the painting, look hard, can you find them all? ( you can click on each picture to enlarge to help you). :)

Now to make an attractive piece of jewelry with them! :) Wish me Bon Chance!



  1. ArtBead Scene DID pick a very busy inspiration this month !!! I had so much fun with it !
    Your beads are really wonderful .
    I can't wait to see how you put them all together !!!
    btw :your meal sounds sooooooo delish!
    wonder... can leftovers be listed on ETSY? LOL!
    :D m.e.

  2. you are going to be a force to be reckoned with! cannot wait to see your submission... mine is still in my head!
    happy thanksgiving~

  3. Wow, it is so much fun to see what you drew from the painting. I noticed all those organic parts (except I never even noticed that piece of a wall), but your love of them really brought the theme of his work to life. You are just so cool.
    I surely hope you have time to put this together. I can't wait to see what you do with this collection of beads. What fun! Je te souhaite la meilleure chance ma chère amie.
    P.S. I really hope you consider posting a recipe for that dressing of yours, it makes my mouth water just reading your description.



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