Monday, October 12, 2009

To write about???

You know how artists get that horrible dry spell? Well, believe me writers do too!

I always use a calendar to remind me when I am writing a blog post and this day is no exception. Except, this is the exception! I have writer’s, what’s it called? You know when the ideas just don’t come!

So, I have decided to delve into our team to pick out a random selection of pictures to show off the incredible talent that our BBEST team has! Well the choices have been random but leaning more to our autumnal season and, of course, halloween. Enjoy!


Native American Beaded Earrings


J Stinson

These pretty fan shaped hand beaded earrings were made by Joni. They are made from green glass bugle beads, green seed beads and white pearlised seed beads.


Mini Rug Hooked Jack ‘O Lantern


Beth Anderson

Folk Art and Rug Hooking!
This primitive mini jack-o-lantern is hand-hooked in the traditional primitive fashion of rug hooking on burlap. Hooked with 100% wool strips, both dyed and re-purposed, backed in a bright orange wool, and stuffed like a miniature pillow with polyester fiberfill – even the brown checked wool stem is stuffed!


Pastel Charmeuse Silk Scarf/Shawl



Wrap yourself in luxury with this luxurious charmeuse silk shawl. It is 14" wide by 66" long, so can be worn in a number of versatile ways to show off a simple dress or blouse. Abstract shapes in pale periwinkle and orange add interest to under layer of pale orange leaves.


Porcelain 20 oz Funky Mushroom Fairy Queen Bowl Art by Magi

To be found in Fehustoneware’s shop

How fun to eat your cereal from a funky fairy bowl!
Wheel thrown in porcelain clay
clear glaze with an iron oxide decal in the original artwork of Magi C.
There is a tiny moon impressed at the base.


Cactus Yarnius Smallicus


Blazing Needles

Professor Philo Philodendron has found a dainty cactus of exceptional beauty in the Mohave desert. This tiny species, yarnius smallicus, fits neatly on a desk or windowsill. Perfect for the plant-killer.


Beadwoven Autumn Orange Flower Brooch



Beadwoven Autumn Orange Flower Brooch
No, this is not a French Beaded Flower. French beaded flowers are done with wire and beads. This pin/brooch is beadwoven with needle and thread, and is a little more supple.


Sassa Lynne Serendipity Mixed Thread Selection


Sassa Lynne

Not one but seven top quality yarns in this selection. Again from our Serendipity range these threads have all been dyed in the same dyebath. Think Mango! Cerise, Gold and Fuchsia with a little more than a touch of Orange and Coral. They will stitch or couch beautifully on fabric or canvas.


Celedon Rust Flower Focal


Zuda Gay

This lovely polymer clay flower focal features sculpted petals on a sturdy base and the center is a lot of clay dots. It measures 2" (5cm) across the flower and the hole is drilled horizontally near the top for stringing. Flower Pendants look beautiful hanging on a ribbon or cord and completely amazing made up into a custom beaded necklace.

Well, by now you will have realised that our wonderful BBEST team members have a wealth of talent to show. Here I have simply chosen at random a few of my favourite items. There are so many more, I could go on all day! Why don’t you delve into Pandora’s Box? This time you won’t let out any demons just pure talent!!


Linda said...

That is not writer's block!
Terrific blog post. :)

Diane Clancy said...

Thank you for writing this!! What a great post about our wonderful team members!!! Such talent!

Search for BBEST TEAM on Etsy and you will get a total treat!

~ Diane Clancy

Myfanwy said...

Well done for overcoming your writers' block. A lovely post, and what a lovely surprise to see my yarn there too. Thankyou.

Yankeegirl said...

Love your selections, Pat! What writer's block!!?

Chauncey said...

Boy, writers block??... you did a terrific job. Lovely post and excellent choices to feature.

joon said...

Happy Fall to everyone. Pat, another wonderfully delightful post filled with beautiful art by our friends. So many times simple is best. In this case, let's say bbest.

Judy Nolan said...

Since fall is my favorite season, these wonderful selections definitely fit my idea of lovely. Thanks for a great post, Pat.

ZudaGay said...

Lovely post with lovely items! Thank you so much for including my flower, Pat!

jstinson said...

Great blog post! Thanks for making my Native American Earrings the lead item on Columbus Day...LOL. All the items selected are terrific and I am honored to be among them! Mvto and Wa-do (Thank you in Creek and Cherokee)

blazingneedles said...

Writer's block? HA! Terrific post - thanks for including my cactus.

Beth Anderson said...

What writer's block - sharing the wonderful works of the talented team is the best topic to write about!
Thank you!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

What a fun collection of items! I love Zuda's flower bead... awesome as always! And the cute little pumpkin would melt anyone's heart.

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