Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Inspiration & A Treasury

Before Thanksgivings, sponsored a "What Inspires You?" beading contest. The idea being that inspiration can be found anywhere. To participate you had to submit a picture of your inspiration as well as a photo of your finished piece. I decided to use a Van Gogh painting as my inspiration, “Olive Trees with the Alpilles in the Background.”

As young as my children are, at school they truly study art and techniques, specifically a handful of famous artists. I have learn so much right along with them, this is why I chose Van Gogh.

My interpretation...

I created a charm bracelet to reflect what movement I felt in the painting...the clouds blowing across the sky and the rolling of the mountains. Then I pulled out the blues and greens that stand out.
Voting is now open for you to vote for your favorite entry. So be sure to visit all the What Inspires You? Beading Contest submissions, and if you feel so inclined I'd appreciate your vote for Frantoio.

On a totally different note...Thanks to karenC26 for including my Oh the Thinks You Can Think...bracelet in her Be Merry and Bright Treasury.


  1. I am a fan of Van Gogh's work and of your interpretation, it is a fabulous bracelet!

    Such a bright and cherry treasury!

  2. Shelby, your charm bracelet is gorgeous! I love all of the handmade charms and that great color! You outdid yourself (again)!
    Congrats on the Treasury feature!

  3. Frantoio turned out absolutely lovely. Great work, Shelby!