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Green Ribbon Temari A Hybrid Species

Posted in Artwork, Balls, Beaded Temari, Beadwork, Geometry, Geometry Balls, Temari with tags , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2016 by starhandarts

IMG_2259IMG_2260C 10 Temari structure, Icosidodecahedron. 11” diameter. 89.5 cm. circum.  Wool felt skin, ribbon trim, beaded medallions. Beaded Temari Ball. I wanted to get bigger again. To me size does matter. The presence that travels with the big spheres really blows big wind up my skirt.

I listened to a documentary while working this ball,  about Seymour Bernstein. A  gifted teacher and music composer. His relationships with students of all disciplines was brilliant, his guidance spot on. One of his quotes, “I never dream’t that with my own two hands I could touch the sky”. These words touch me deeply as I feel the same about the creative manifestations that pass through my hands and enter this realm, our 3D world. Repeatedly I feel this same gratitude and reverance with every piece of hand work that appears before me.

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13 Indigenous Grandmothers Doing the Blue Moon Chumash Rag.

Posted in Artwork, Balls, Beaded Temari, Beadwork, Geometry Balls, Temari with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2010 by starhandarts

The theme and ideas for this sphere came to me while listening to a series of talks by the women who form a group called The 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. They come together at different locations around the planet where healing and balance are needed. They follow the natural lunar cycle of thirteen 28 day passages.                                                                                                                                 When there are two full moons in any month it is called a Blue Moon. The Chumash Frog Rock Art image has inspired me over the years and shown up in several art pieces. I always feel that they are dancing under the moon, so it fit perfectly into this theme. This sphere is 7.5” dia., made from a wool felt form and glass seed beads are hand sewn onto the surface. About 90 hrs. went into this ball.Cost of this sphere is $1300.00.

Alien Diety

Posted in Artwork, Balls, Beaded Temari, Beadwork, Geometry Balls, Temari with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2010 by starhandarts

The  12” dia. Truncated Icosahedron, a form made from 12 pentagons and 20 hexagons. The  skin is made from wool felt, stuffed and beaded by hand using size 12 cut glass seed beads. It speaks to me of passion, desire and the lively interest and enthusiasm I have in walking my path. It is my god path.                                                                                            I love to think of walking the grid lines that are formed by the 3 and 5 armed forms over the surface. The feminine and masculine joining to form each design space. 396 hours over the last 3.5 months.   My joyous contribution to happy activity going out to the world.

Alien Deity

Posted in Artwork, Balls, Beaded Temari, Beadwork, Geometry Balls, Temari with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2010 by starhandarts

A work in progress.11.75'' dia. Wool felt skin, hand sewn with glass seed beads appliqued to the surface. 20 hexagrams and 12 pentagrams are sewn together to form the truncated-icosahedron or soccer ball. 3 armed forms of body-mind-spirit are surrounding the 5 armed forms of flowering consciousness. Concepts understood by every vibrating form of the universe. Sure do love the honey making place.

Wm. Morris Ball

Posted in Artwork, Balls, Beaded Temari, Beadwork, Geometry Balls, Temari with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2009 by starhandarts

William Morris Ball (12)William Morris Ball (9)The design work of William Morris from the Craftsman Period has always delighted and inspired me. This new sphere is my rendering of that influence. 8” dia. made from 12 pentagons and 20 equilateral triangles joined by hand from wool felt, stuffed and beaded directly into the surface.  Each floral and leaf is similar but unique.

Vesica Pisces Icosihedron

Posted in Artwork, Balls, Beaded Temari, Beadwork, Geometry Balls, Temari with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2009 by starhandarts

7” overall diameter. 20 equilateral triangles make up this geometric form, giving it soft peaks at each apex. Made from wool felt and stuffing. Glass seed beads are hand sewn into the surface. The 3 lobed Vesica Pisces design is an ancient goddess symbol used to represent the three major aspects of a womans life, maid-mother-crone. Each stage in a woman’s life connected and flowing into the next, forever whole, forever one.Vesica Icosihedron Blog (1)

Vesica Icosihedron Detail

Posted in Artwork, Balls, Beaded Temari, Beadwork, Geometry Balls, Temari with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2009 by starhandarts

Detail showing the connection of the grid pattern and my bee signature. I like to think of my work as making honey, and I’ve been using the small bee for some years now, located somewhere on each piece.Vesica Icosihedron Blog