Friday, July 27, 2012

July ABS Monthly Challenge - 7000 Bracelets for Hope, View my Entry & Learn about the Charity and Artbeadscene

Art Bead Scene July Monthly Challenge is for Charity and inspired by This wonderful piece of Art by Pablo Picasso. Read more below for enter (there is still time), to see my entry, but most importantly to learn about this amazing charity 7000 Bracelets for Hope.

"Two Acrobats with a dog" by Pablo Picasso, 1905
Gouache, 105.5cm x 75cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

About the Art
Our inspiration this month is from Picasso's his Rose Period. The Rose Period signifies the time when the style of Pablo Picasso's painting used cheerful orange and pink colours in contrast to the cool, somber tones of the previous Blue Period. The Rose Period lasted from 1904 to 1906. Harlequins, circus performers and clowns appear frequently in the Rose Period and will populate Picasso's paintings at various stages through the rest of his long career. The harlequin, a comedic character usually depicted in checkered patterned clothing, became a personal symbol for Picasso..

About the Artist
Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer who spent most of his adult life in France. One of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is widely known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.
Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. During the first decade of the 20th century, his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas. His revolutionary artistic accomplishments brought him universal renown and immense fortune, making him one of the best-known figures in 20th-century art.

to donate to this charity see this link:

We have a new spin to our challenge this month. We'd like encourage you to make a blue bracelet inspired by our challenge piece and consider sending it in to the 7000 Bracelets Project. Take a moment to read about this program that offers awareness and support for caregivers of children with rare genetic diseases. I know that many in our community have participated and there have been some wonderful blog hops, but I'd like to rally our readers together to donate at least 200 bracelets this month. That is only 10% off our daily subscribers and I know we can do it! To date the 7000 Bracelets project have collected over 1000 bracelets.
Blog Tour
The Blog Tour deadline is July 28th.
***Note Change***
Links must be added to the Art Bead Scene flickr page where you upload your entry.
The Blog Tour will be on the 31st.

Monthly Challenge Winners
Winners will be randomly chosen from all the qualifying entries on August 1st.

Our Sponsors
Our Sponsors this month are Golem Design Studios and Creative Impressions In Clay.
Please visit us tomorrow to see the prizes!

Featured Designer of the Week:
From all the entries during the month, an editor is going to pick their favorite design to be featured every Monday here on ABS. We want to give our participants more time in the spotlight! Our Featured Designer will be this Monday, so get those entries in soon.
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So good luck to all the great entrys. I have made a few bracelets to send. One for this challenge one for another and two additional just as a donation. I had fun creating them. This one was a little challenging. The photo immediatly inspired me. I work with polymer clay so the colorful diamond pattern leotard, blue hues and browns in the dog spoke to me. So I knew I would make a polymer clay cane checkered and turned to look like diamonds to make my beads with. I wanted to get more of stripe in there so I created a ghost cane and used that as an overlay on the beads when baking. So it has a more define diamond stripe design. Plus it makes the colors look better together. I then made a skinner blend of lots of gorgeous Premo and Sculpey clay blues and used them for the blue in the cane and for the blue on the blue beads that were covered with the ghost cane. I love making my own color mixtures it makes things feel more original. The Charity 7000 bracelets for Hope are usually blue bracelets. So to soften the color palate the ghost cane worked perfectly.

So here is my piece: Inspired by the geometric shapes, colorful hues of white, golden, yellows, browns, and blues. I added the Gold links because this painting felt warm to me. Main focal bead is a triangle like the triangles on the leotard but my one triangle has lots of triangles in all the colors I see in one. Warm golden links with soft Swarovski golden and dark blue pearls. Side blue and white round clay beads made by me. Inspired by the blue for the charity. Square beads matching the focal inspired by the many shapes I see in the photo. A golden Lobster clasp and closure. I enjoyed this piece, simple and soft.

Great Colors, Great tools, Amazing clay & fun creation for charity

My entry

To see all of the bracelets go to the flicker page for this challenge.

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Thanks for stopping by to see my entry. For taking the time to learn about this amazing charity and Artbeadscene. Again to find the charity 7000 Bracelets for Hope and ArtbeadScene Monthly Challenge Page. 

Im very glad this challenge introduced me to this charity. This charity accepts donations of polymer clay beads. Im thrilled. I love love love making beads. I will be making more soon to send to them for the kids to create with. How exciting is that. Im going to have fun creating for them.

for more on how to donate beads as an artist see this link:

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1 comment:

A Half-Baked Notion said...

Kim, thanks for the info. I didn't realize they accepted beads also. Sometimes I get carried away so it's good to have another place to send them!