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

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

playing with sequins and beads

while resting...... I will be going to the Mayo Institute, for further exams.....

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

a little time off

I have not been well . I need to take a little break from my artwork and blog until I am well again. Thanks for your patience .

Monday, October 21, 2013

fun with beads

Not sure where this is going , ...... we shall see .

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Thread , paint , hand embroidery and beads , on canvas .

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

See what I mean ?

I am using metallic acrylics right now .

It is Time

to put this on canvas and expand , while i begin beading on my other project .

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

2000 + crystals

Im finally finished with this part . Next , after a little break , I will start adding the beads .

Sunday, September 22, 2013

not quite finished

I am going to lay this on another piece of fabric , and expand the design .

Friday, September 20, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

another " in between " piece

fabric , beads , crystal buttons .... so far .

Old wall clock made new

I made this with cardboard and paper mache .I painted it with acrylics , silver enamel , glitter paint , and loose glitter .

Swirling along ....

Ive outlined the basic shape in black , and I continue to add my beads .

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


tree design

Im working on this right now . I need to break away from my other two , very time consuming works due to the stress on my crippled shoulders . I consider this a quick break away piece , until my shoulders feel better . Im also making a shelf made from nasty old cigarette boxes and paper mache .

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

and so

Ive decided to keep some spaces " open " , and added some gold enamel paint . Now I can concentrate on the beading .

Monday, September 2, 2013


Did I tell you ?

Ive always worked " assembly line style ". Most of the time , I am working two or more pieces at once , just switching back and forth . It takes a certain amount of discipline for me to work on and complete something without switching !  I have proved to myself , that I can do it , once in a while . Sometimes there will be a couple of months or even years before something is truly finished .          Ive added some gold metallic paint to this one , and I will be adding beads , of course .

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hand painted table cloth

This is around 24 inches across . Trimmed with sead beads .

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

flowing swirls of thread

I plan on really loading up on the beads . This is hard to see right now in a photo . It is an experiment in color , and texture . This piece begs you to touch it and run your fingers across . Very tactile !

Sunday, August 11, 2013

another abstract

Im working on two projects at once now , and I plan on using beads on this one too .

Saturday, July 27, 2013

More beads and charms

Im not sure where Im going with this one ...... Ill have to set it aside for a while . Perhaps it is complete , the way it is . On the other hand , .... !

Abstract in the works

Hand embroidery and paint on canvas . So far .....

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I need to ....

..... put my needle down for a while . I'm just having fun with my camera . Of course , in the back of my brain , I'm thinking , I wish I had the energy to make them into photos with stitching on top . I think it can be printed on fabric . Ill have to do some research on that .

Saturday, July 13, 2013


Of course , its not finished yet .

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Meanwhile .....

 I'm taking a break from butterfly for now and I'm  playing with scrap leather and beads .

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Adding the beads now

In order to make the cutting easier , I used some red paint around the edges . I also did the same thing on the backside . I will be cutting this out and attach it to either a canvas , or a bigger hoop and will continue working on the design .