My name is linda UNNUR oscarson strong.Welcome to my world ! click on photos to enlarge

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I decided against adding a frame or fringe on Mays piece. I like how the beading turned out although I must admit I have allot to learn about beading!

May 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010


I painted the background before starting with the beads, in case I decide to let a little show through. As I said before, I have no real plan drawn out for this one, other than framing it with another wreath of flowers and perhaps some beaded fringe...... also, I used diamond glaze as a glue for the small wreath and accidentally spilled a bit on the face. Its impossible to wipe off so...I just painted the rest of the face with it. I didnt really want it to shine, but it does.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

some leaves

Im creating as I go along, with no real plan this time. I cut out leave shapes from fabric and painted the veins with purple foil. (Jones tones) I then stuck them onto sticky felt and cut them out.

Friday, June 25, 2010

cutting out the wreath

I first carefully painted around the edges of the threadwork with liquid black acrylic paint on both sides. This keeps it from fraying and makes it a little stiffer. I then carefully cut it out with my tiniest pair of scissors.

This is how the face will be framed a little later down the road.....

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

ring of flowers

I want to start with placing a ring of flowers around the face. To tell you the truth im not sure of the size I want, so I will most likley make two sizes and choose. After the ring is done , Ill carefully cut it out to be attatched at some point later around the face.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

How to attatch face ?

This face is hollow and not flat. I molded some baking clay around the edges, and poked some holes into it for easy attachment to a flat surface. I then painted the clay with gold acrylic paint. ( Im still wearing my thinking cap...the possibilities are endless!!)

Friday, June 18, 2010

" Circle of Stones "

Just a picture of one of my cats..couldnt resist it!

pin / necklace 2008

Some inspiration for May

This will be the second time ive used a ceramic face as a focal point. Ive seen some really great pieces done by other artists that help to inspire me!Most likley, I will be using embroidery, paint and beads. First, I just need to draw up a decent plan. I will post this piece step by step if enough of you are interested!?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

" Time for Blooms " 2010

Thread embroidery, paint, and beads! I will be thinking about my piece for May now......

Friday, June 4, 2010

Focusing on this right now.

Im about half finished here. Just thought you might like to see where all of my time is going... Ill be starting my May project soon.