So...here are the final pieces;
What are my 'takeaways'? Working on this series reminded me how much I enjoy beading and stitching on fabric. It is more time consuming and and causes me some physical pain in my hands...'cause I will sit and bead for 3-5 hours at a stretch...NOT joking. But at the end of the day, there is something very comforting to me, the physical motion of stitching, the rhythm of the my needle going through the back of the cloth, emerging on the front to pick up a bead and then disappear again into the fabric...yeah, I like that.
What next? Well, I will be incorporating more pieces like this into my art. Due to the nature of the work, the time that it takes to complete a beaded piece...maybe I will have to work small...or maybe I can tackle a larger project if I just work a little each day. The point it- I can't stop. And it might not be part of my 'daily art series' and all of my crazy OCPD numbering and labeling systems...but I think I need to stick with it, somehow.
Artist and Art Teacher