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Monday, May 28, 2007

Mitzi's Painting

So last week at the Family Party, Mitzi hands me her new postcard and says, "Hey Cuz, think you can make a bead that looks something like this painting?" Hoo-boy! Not exactly a custom order, but a pretty tall order coming from my favorite artist/cousin. I'd just flat out say NO! to most people, but for some reason I decided to just sit with it and see what happened. Then yesterday, when the weather turned poopy and I gave up relaxing on the patio, I poured a glass of wine and headed for the studio. Magic happened! I got it right the very first try, and as I was finishing it up, a song came on the radio that said something like, "I want to make something beautiful for you..." - I though it sounded like Sinead O'Connor, but I can't find the song anywhere. Anyway, it was cool because Mitzi often says, "Make something beautiful every day." It all seemed to fit so nicely. Today I added a silver core and nice hammered end caps. It's beautiful. I might make more. This one is going to Mitzi so she can wear it to the big Art Show she's doing in Marin in a couple of weeks. I'm so proud of her... and of me, for stepping out of what I think I "do", and doing something that came out really beautiful. But if you're thinking of asking me to make something special for you, well, please don't... There aren't many people I'll do this for, unless of course you offer me a ridiculous amount of money. Hey, a girl's gotta make a living...

See the painting on Mitzi's website. It's called "Ribbons & Spirals".


Christina said...

That's really beautiful. I knew just which painting it was on her site before seeing the title!

Anonymous said...

That is fantastic, Kim!!
I am utterly impressed with your ability to create, channel and let your Muse use your talent!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow Kim,

I'm sure Mitzy will be honored to wear your bead! I found the painting without the title just like Christina. Great work. I love your beads, truly wonderful.

Beadily yours
Susan Feldkamp
Night Beader

Jean said...

I don't believe what I am seeing! an exact interpretation, perfect and exquisite in its own right!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a great bead, I can only imagine how delighted your cousin will be to wear this for her show. It is perfect! Cheers to you, Ms. Kim, and to your cousin too.

Michelle (England) said...

Oh my God Kim !!! Your new bead from Mitzi's painting, the second one down, with like the different colored balls in, reminds me of a dream I had the night before last ~ I saw a woman walking up and down outside my house, and then she was putting handfuls of beads through my letter-box, they were all different bright colors, just like this bead, how weird, and I've just read your BLOG today !!!!! Spooky !!!! Nice beads though !!!