Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Chalk Horses and Sugar Skulls
A few years back, I visited England and was amazed by the Chalk Horses that are carved into the hillsides there. This one was on the Salisbury Plains.
So I asked Nan Emmett at Spirited Earth if she could make me a few Chalk Horse cabs to bead around and she made me 3 stunning examples. Here are 2 of them already beaded (I haven't done the third yet).
I think she did a great job of capturing the magic and beauty of the Chalk Horse.
I've also been making beaded Sugar Skulls for all of my friends who celebrate Day of the Dead (November 2nd). I love this holiday for it's reverence of our ancestors and our loved ones who have passed on, and it's a most colorful and creative celebration.
I'll have these brooches and more on my Etsy shop momentarily. Please stop by.
Also - Congratulations to Mermaiden for winning last months Giveaway (Beading Book). This month's giveaway is this Sepia Heart Brooch made with another fabulous cab by Spirited Earth.