Friday, October 22, 2010

Upcoming presentation

I've been asked to give a presentation to the Kankakee Valley Historical Society on Tues Nov 8th; since Nov is Native American month I've chose to talk about bead work...will present on pre-European beads, discuss how contact has changed the art form, look at modern expressions and show regional differences. I have a few things for "show & tell" but will try to make a few others; will also set out some beads and encourage everyone to touch & feel (to me bead work is a tactile environment). May hit some thrift stores in search of wooden salad bowls as they make nice displays when filled with pretty beads!I may also try to make a few things, but its been so long I may have forgotten how, plus my supply cabinet is blocked by too much junk...still I think I'll try to start a small rosette tonight. Not sure what else I need until I get into that cabinet