"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Me and Claude

Because if I make enough water lilies that puts me in the same category with Monet, right? Right? Anybody?

The same pattern by Jane, this time in purple. I used Lizbeth 646 Purple Iris Light with white beads; 684 Leaf Green Medium once again, this time with lighter green beads; and 612 Golden Yellow Light, once again adding yellow beads to the stamen rings.

Where would we all be without Jane's patterns?


  1. Really beautiful lotus/lily. I think it would make a great brooch, too.

  2. Yes, in fact Jane designed it as a brooch. I just left off the pin.

  3. Another gorgeous flower! Excellent color combinations of threads and beads. This gets more and more intriguing!

    Indeed, where would we be without amazing Jane and her exceptional skills and talents!

  4. Where would you be without me? Answer - saner!!!!!

  5. Oh that is very nice to make more than one they are so beautiful!

  6. While i really like Claude's lilies, your is quite lovely too!

  7. Very very cute water lilies ! Beautiful pattern , executed beautifully.