March 28, 2012

Hello Van Gogh

Some artists reach out across time and space and settle into our soul.  For me, it's Vincent.  There is such a longing and heartfelt admiration of beauty in his work.  I love where you can see his work change, from trying to meet the status quo of being a good draftsman to searching for his voice in color and texture. And then finally you can see where he reaches his stride, he has formulated a visual language that was his alone.  He dared to be original and made his mark in human history.  Are you following the crowd or bravely letting your own unique voice sound off?

This series of beads was created for last month's Bead of the Month Club.  I had so many requests to do the regular Bead of the Month Club after my Disk Bead Club sold out. I gave in and decide to do the club with a mix of beads through the year, like I did in 2011.  Although this year I'm going to look for paintings for each month for my inspiration.  I picked Van Gogh's Peach Blossoms for my first edition.

I still have a few subscriptions left for the Bead of the Month.  Click here for details. 

And ooohh, lookey - silk ribbons and Czech glass have found there way to Humblebeads on Etsy


lunedreams said...

Lovely beads, very evocative of Van Gogh! Love the soft gray-blue base. The clay seems to lend itself well to his style. I imagine Klee, Klimt and Kandisky too...I'm sure you could pull it all off! Your new silk ribbon is wonderful--such an organic, rustic feel!

sasha + max studio said...

Beautiful, Heather, I'm a huge fan of your artist inspired beads :)

Courtney said...

I don't know how you do it! Your beads are always so amazing.

TesoriTrovati said...

Ack! I am in love with the colors in these! I look forward to my goodies each month from you. I am always delighted by them. If you get a chance, snap up the club! You won't be disappointed!
Enjoy the day.

Malin de Koning said...

They are absolutely wonderful. The colors! Oh! I want to have. I want to! :-)

Jewels By Ine said...

Wauw, the Van Gogh beads are really beautiful! bravo!

In the Light of the Moon said...

So lovely.Every color has its own voice and together and sweet harmony.
My name is Cat and sweet Cindy has paired us up for the button swap and I am so happy to meet you.
Of course I have visited your lovely shop on etsy and drooled at your creations.
Email me your address and I will be sending over some of my enamel buttons...or perhaps resin buttons,or vintage...Mmmm..decisions...
Its funny,this being my first swap...time runs away from me,I wanted to join Lori's bead hop for so long but never had the chance.When Cindy's hop came up..I said this is the one..I just have to do it...and now look..I've made a new friend. ( :
Big Hugs,Cat