Thursday, October 11, 2012

I Promised I Wouldn't Do This...

...but apparently I lied.  Or was easily tempted to change my mind.  Or had a bead that was too perfect to ignore.

Let's go with #3.

I swore I wouldn't do another challenge until after the holidays, but the other night I heard a little voice saying "Psst, hey, I'd be perfect for this month's Art Bead Scene Challenge."

What, you don't hear your beads talking to you?  Okay, maybe it's partially the fever I've been fighting for a couple of days, but I'll let you be the judge.  Here's the inspiration artwork this month, Revolving by Kirt Schwitters.

Revolving by Kirt Schwitters 1919
Assemblage-Wood, metal, cord, cardboard, wool, wire, leather, and oil on canvas
48 3/8" x 35" (122.7 x 88.7 cm)
Museum of Modern Art, New York

And on the work table, just begging to answer this challenge, was a lovely lampwork swirl focal by Nikki Thornburg-Lanigan.  So here's what it became:




Okay, I admit it.  I'm weak and give into the beady temptation too easily.  Can you blame me?

10 comments:

A Half-Baked Notion said...

Beautiful interpretation, Bobbie, especially love the "line" with the blue beads.

KJ said...

From the first sentence I knew it had to be a challenge. You met it perfectly.

BackstoryBeads said...

I loved that painting when I saw it, too and--wow!-- how you've interpreted it! Fabulous pendant - that creamy lampwork focal combined with the coolness of the blue and the richness of the greens/browns - visually stunning.

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Beautiful! There is a definite art deco feel to this piece :)

Christine Altmiller said...

Wow! This begged to be made! There was no way you could have denied bringing this into existence. Beautiful and funky and a great interpretation. We are glad you fell off the wagon :-D Now get rid of that darn fever!

Marcie Abney Carroll said...

That swirl focal is gorgeous and you did such a great job showing it off!

AntiquityTravelers said...

WOW what a great piece and you can completely see how the art influenced your work! that's fantastic!

AntiquityTravelers said...

oh and yes ... my beads talk to me :)

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Bobbie, Um no it is not the fever. I listen to my beads all the time and they even let me get a word or two in sometimes. I love what this one beautiful bead said to you and she got her friends to play along in the creations. Beautiful! Oh I will be at Kentuck on the 20th, so get well I do not want to miss out on meeting you. Take care,
Therese

Skylar said...

Beads... they are forever talking. Sometimes chattering like two year olds. Love how you listened to this bead. Gorgeous design!