bangle – (noun) rigid, ring-shaped bracelet usually made without a clasp so as to slip over the hand, but sometimes having a hinged opening and a clasp.
Origin: Hindi, 1780-17901780-90; < Hindi banglī, variant of bangrī glass ring, armlet
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A drawer of bangles from my collection. I sometimes wear lots of these when I perform belly dance.
Speaking of wearing bracelets and bangles for belly dance, Tribal Fusion belly dancer Rachel Brice wears beautiful jewelry on her arms. She collects jewelry from all over the world.
Take a look at her Pinterest board, “Bracelets & Anklets,” to see some beautiful pieces.
Here’s video of Ms. Brice with arms adorned.
I’m diving in to mixed media this year! I’ve signed up for two online learning experiences: Donna Downey’s “Inspiration Wednesdays” and Tamara Laporte’s” Lifebook 2016.” I spent a small amount of money on both of these series of workshops/demos, and I can consume them in my own way and at my own pace. They are a lot more convenient than attending in-person classes, so I’m more likely to participate. And I am participating. Inspiration Wednesdays videos are posted every two weeks. They are quick and not terribly involved, so I find the time to watch and then try out the technique Donna shows. I even went a step further and purchased one of Donna’s journals. The journal is nice because its binding allows room for your thick mixed media pages. Before getting the journal I used paper and canvases. Here are some of the pieces I created.
When I make these pages I try and remind myself that nothing has to be perfect, and I should be having fun. If I think too much in terms of wanting to eventually sell my work, I get self-conscious and worried. It’s not fun when you worry.
Here’s something I made that is indeed a mess. I just kept slapping on layer after layer. It was like being a kid playing in the mud. Fun!!!
A big blue mess.
I guess the moral of this story is this. Make art and have fun! And if you want to get better at your art, take some sort of class.
My iPhone has become my main canvas. I have a compelling need to make digital art all the time, day and night. I use these apps on my iPhone and iPad.
I’m really loving an app called Dreamscope. Go to their Facebook page for more info. Here is some of what I’ve done with it.
We had Annie put to sleep this morning. She had become very weak and was sometimes crying out in what we assume was pain.
It’s going to be lonely in the backyard. I think even the rabbits will miss her.
I told her to say hi to all of the other pets we have lost when she gets to wherever she’s going.
From my She Sings of Pretty Things
After quite a long absence, my interest in making jewelry has returned. I’ve been creating some mixed media art and a lot of digital art over the last few months, but no jewelry. Read more
The Fourth of July is coming up and it will be another holiday with a sick pet.