1/22/10

Fini


All done and getting ready to start on a couple of heart pin/pendants for my etsy shop....plus I've got the fabric hands all cut out for the february bjp, but won't start it until next month.
The weather has been off and on rain showers but yesterday when we went for our walk we saw some pussywillows beginning to bloom and we have a tiny daffodil already blooming on the sun porch...it may not quite be spring yet, but I'm catching a glimpse of it in the distance!

19 comments:

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i really like it! i like the mix of fabrics with the shape of the hand and the beading. altogether it turned out really great!

Plays with Needles said...

I like you you've decided to shadow the beaded hand with other pieces of fabric. What does the chinese character mean?? These hands are going to be wonderful!

Pat said...

That is wonderful. The background creates a whirlpoot effect, which draws the viewer into the magic of the hand. Very Eastern.
If I cross your hand with silver, will you tell me my fortune?

beadbabe49 said...

thanks, lisa!

hi susan...the chinese character is luck, but turned upside down for the chinese new year (I read somewhere on the web that it's the only time a character is turned upside down...hope that's accurate!)

of course I will, pat!)

Whytefeather said...

I'm so looking forward to your year of hands. Beautiful and expressive! You are off to a great start and may it indeed bring you good luck for the year!

Deborah said...

So beautiful!

Barb said...

What an exquisite piece. I love the colors and beading. Beautiful.

beadbabe49 said...

thanks so much! I'm sure enjoying seeing the other bjp'ers who are working on or finished with their january pieces! I love the stories almost as much as the art works themselves!

Robin said...

Time and luck (Fu) tied together her in the palm of your hand, like Fatima's dream, and surrounded by hearts of love. I love this and how it's developed, Bobbi! Going back and reading your in-progress posts was a treat! The layers of fabric and beading over the top layer onto the middle layer just sends me!

Hugs, Robin

Holly B said...

What a beautiful design. I love the multiplicity of hands and the symbolism.

Carol said...

Hi Bobbi
I just love everything about it. Its really cool while looking at it to focul on the hand shape, and the one behind it and the one behind that one. Its like looking through a hand opening and another farther away and then farthest and you found the treasure.

I'm just weird!
XX, Carol

sydsider said...

Such an interesting piece. There is so much happening here, and I love the tones.
Looking forward to see more.

Karen S said...

I love the way the colors interact. This is a very interesting piece.

Carol said...

Love the color and the pattern. And the Hand of Fatima concept is very imaginative!

Sweetpea said...

Just SO MARVY!! I am really welcoming a whole year of watching your palms unfold...or *open*....

May I ask, what is this mounted on (the background)?

Lovely piece!

robin michelle said...

I love the colors in this! A very beautiful piece.

Kaite said...

I like the whole effect - the hand shape, the layers, the symbols, the colours, the mounting. Great work. I look forward to seeing more hands as the year progresses.

beadbabe49 said...

thanks again for all the kind comments...

sweetpea, the backing is a metallic paper I got from a friend, so I don't know where, or if, you can buy it, but it sure makes a good background for fiber/beadwork!

Cyndi L said...

Oh, you're doing hands! How lovely...and one of my favorite images too. Beautiful job :-)