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Reflection on the building next door.
Work in progress
A favorite of mine -Seasonal inspiration painted by my watercolorist friend.
Cascade of pyracantha along SW Kelly.
One of the latest...
Witch craft on the Willamette River. Happy Halloween!!
Here they come...... witches on paddle boards!
I never knew that the Sellwood Bridge arches are lit at night...another surprising view from our new perch.
Bert’s photo: morning sky
yesterday and today
Evening skies from the new perch.
Playing with design
Hellebore - watercolor by well regarded artist
Moving over! Time to do some beadwork again.
Enjoying the view from a new perch. Same mountain, same river, new perspective. Love it!
Saying goodbye to this old house.
Joining me on a rainy day walk.
Getting ready for the Cascade Festival of African Films. Wonderful films, a great crowd, plus music, art, food at the festival marketplace.
This month at PCC Cascade Campus.
Playing with earring shapes.
Nice to see this display including my work...in one of my favorite shops!
Just finished - a couple of special orders. 🙂
South Laguna Beach
Love the fall sunshine!
Celebrating sunshine on the Willamette River
Playing with matte silver and hematite beads
Just finished this special order.
the latest bracelet design
work in progress
A variation on a Kabyle design I’ve used in the past.
Beautiful ceramic art made by Baba Wague Diakite. Part of Migration Stories exhibit at Multnomah Arts Center.
One of my favorite kilim motifs found its way to these earrings.
Variation on an old favorite.
More experimenting with blue.
A request for a blue leather wrap bracelet resulted in this combination. I like the navy leather, which From now on will be known as Barbara’s Blue.
Tried the same design with smaller beads. I like the smaller version 1.25”/side better than the larger, 1.5”/side. What do you think?
Another try at designing for connected triangles. This is my favorite so far.
Triangular shape means design challenge. I’m learning!
Just finished. I’m still having fun with Mudcloth colors and patterns.
More prep for Cascade Festival marketplace
Variation on a favorite
New Mudcloth design.
Leather wrap bracelets
Herringbone weave; another favorite
Mudcloth pattern, inspired by Malian cotton fabric; experimenting with some different color beads.
Ready for shipping.
New design;as always, I like the play of light on beads with different finishes
Here's where it led
Mud cloth pattern variations
Finished this bracelet today.
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