March 2012 Art Bead Scene Challenge

MAR ABS 3 Gray Pendant Side by The Beading YoginiThe Art Bead Scene Challenge for the month of March was painted by one of my favorite artists, Vincent Van Gogh. I admit, I’ve never been to France, but I did have a pen pal from Paris when I was a youngster. The correspondence didn’t last very long. I didn’t know French and she didn’t know English. So it goes. Later on, I did study French in high school and I remember certain phrases, but I’m far from conversational with it. I do like the sound of it and would travel to France if the opportunity ever presents itself. Meanwhile, I’ll just travel vicariously via art and paintings and hang out in the Mojave eating bonbons and sipping french wine.

March 2012 Art Bead Scene LeMoulin A Poivre

Street Scene in Montmartre: Le Moulin a Poivre by Vincent Van Gogh

Oil on canvas

34.5 x 64.5 cm.

Paris: February-March, 1887

Of course the blue, white and red of the French flag popped out for my color palette on this design, along with the grey. And who can resist the temptation of including a windmill and perhaps a catchy phrase in French. Materials used on this design: self made double sided focal bead using a bamboo tile and a vintage (1949) copy of The Berlitz Self-Teacher French book (it had some funky little illustrations too), seed beads, jumprings, magnetic clasp, linen cord, lampwork glass beads, bone beads, and a beautiful strand of small labradorite beads. Check out the other fabulous challenge designs on the flickr group.
MAR ABS 2 Gray Necklace by The Beading Yogini
MAR ABS 4 Gray Necklace by The Beading Yogini
MAR ABS 5 Necklace by The Beading Yogini
MAR ABS 1 Windmill Side Pendant by The Beading Yogini

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