Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Creative Continuum of Seven Artists August Challenge hosted by Monique

Hi Yall,

I hope all of you have been enjoying your summer and are now settling in for the fall and winter.  I have been pretty much vacant from the blog since June.  My Mom and I drove, rather I drove and she rode, across the country from Montgomery, AL to Henderson, NV for a family reunion. The round trip was 4,398 miles. So as to not bore you with details and not to get off track of this blog post, we had a fabulous time lots of fun, laughter, and site seeing. Now on to my post.

August is Monique's month and she chose a wonderful picture for our inspiration.  Short recap on our monthly challenge. the CC7A was brought together by Alicia of All The Pretty Things blog. She asked six of her blogging friends ChristineCynthiaMoniqueSallyEmma, and myself if we would like to participate in a monthly challenge spanning seven months where each month one of us is the host. Of course we all said yes and thus the CC7A was created.

Here is Monique's inspiration photo Colorful Chaos:

St. John's Newfoundland. If one could not get some kind of inspiration from this photo, then a funeral is in order because one's muse has died.

Here is what I beaded for this challenge:

I enjoy doing the patterns by Debi Roberti from  Around The Bead Table. This Brocade bracelet is just one of the two styles that come with the tutorial I am currently working on the second one, which is in turquoise and bronze.

 My co-worker Wanda gave me Kelly Dale's book Beading with Montee's.  When I showed her a bracelet and earrings that I had made from the book, which I intended to give to her, she exclaimed "Oh can you make me a set in orange and blue?" so I did. After I made the set I realized these were two of the colors in the challenge. If you are wondering why she requested orange and blue, well we live in Alabama and in Alabama this time of year there is only two things that mater the University of Alabama football and Auburn University football. I am a Bama Girl (Roll Tide), so it was a little difficult to work with these colors, but I put on my big girl panties on and beaded on through it. LOL!!!!

Last but not least, Super Duo Knit Herringbone Bracelet Potomac Bead Company the link is to the You Tube for the video tutorial for the bracelet.  I had placed an order for some beads from Beads To Weave on Etsy, and when they arrived I realized (yes again I realized) that the Southwestern raku mix was a perfect mix for this month's challenge. Oh and by the way this bracelet feels so good on the skin it is so flexible and very comfortable to wear.

Thank you Monique for the fabulously colorful picture and for hosting this month's CC7A challenge.
Thank you to Alicia for bringing us all together and thank you to all of you that stop by to read my blog please leave a comment I love hearing from you.

Now please go and visit the others to see what wonderful colorful creations they made for this month's challenge.

April: Alicia
May: Therese  (you are here)
June: Sally
August: Monique
September: Cynthia
November: Christine