I'm hoping to get a little beading done this weekend, however, I have a much more pressing project to complete. My 8 year old daughter is becoming a Junior Girl Scout next week. I'm lucky enough to be one of leaders for her troop. I've been with this group of girls since they were in Kindergarten. I can't believe how much they have grown. It really does go quickly. We've done so many things together - craft projects, camping, field trips, picnics, and cooking. So many memories are part of each badge and patch on those Brownie vests.
So... this weekend I'll be sewing patches on Junior sashes and thinking about the new memories that we will make.
I work in bead embroidery, which is the art of taking beads and artifacts and sewing them into one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. Taking inspiration from nature, I seek to incorporate a variety of textures and colors into the work, while attempting to arrange the materials in a way that creates a sense of movement and light.
As an artist and family farmer, I find that the changing seasons impact my work. When the fields are green or the sunflowers are blooming, my palette reflects that landscape. When the dogs have an encounter with a porcupine, the quills sometimes find their way into a piece.
These native elements, along with fossils, abalone and gems tie the work to our natural lives and history.
Visit me at http://www.jodihorgan.etsy.com