Friday, August 9, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

The Red Parrot!

I've never made a PARROT before!
Beads, Clay, Paper, Paint Oh MY!

Monday, June 3, 2019

ETSY KITS!

Did you know you can create all this beady business yourself through my bead kits and tutorials on ETSY!!!!!!!  Click here for more beady madness ;)

Friday, May 24, 2019

Tall, Dark and Handsome ;)

Bead embroidered GIRAFFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The Turtle and the FISHES!

This piece was sent yesterday to Bead and Button Magazine 
to be photographed and published!!!!
OH BOY OH BOY!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Sail Fish

Paint, Beads, Paper, and GLITTER!!!!!!

Monday, April 29, 2019

The Sword Fish!

And I stuffed her with pellon!!!!!! She is 3-D!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Da Lizards!

I'm stuffing lizards with batting!  Making them 3-D!


Thursday, February 21, 2019

There is something special I need to share with you!

There is something special I need to share with you!

The other night I was laying in bed feeling absolutely exhausted. Beyond exhausted and feeling like this beady career life with a balance of family was just way way too much. As I am unloading on my unconditional ear, I got this incredible message on Etsy from a woman who had purchase a bunch of my kits on ETSY. I was overwhelmed with inspiration and delight! What a woman! Meet Jean Marie! Check out her story and her incredible work!

Hi Eleanor,
I just finished the beading on my rendition of Lizzy.
I call him Rainbow Lizard, might name him Reggie. 
Anywho, just had to share that. 
In addition Sassy, the Ostrich with attitude and a Dove in progress.

Again thank you for helping me find my passion.

Just a tiny bit more more about me and how losing myself in my art helps me SO much.
In a few weeks I will turn 60. This is beating the odds every day as the expected lifespan for a person with my progressive disability, specifically Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy is 50-55 without lung involvement. I have lung involvement - currently I have 30% vital lung capacity compared to what it should be for someone my age.

I am essentially quadriplegic due to advanced stage Muscular Dystrophy. 
Concentrating on what I can do and enjoying it and creating things that make me smile and make my loved ones smile is helpful to me in so many ways.

It was not until I tried bead embroidery of animals with several of your kits that my focus became fixed. Each piece that I do spurns the thoughts of 5 more I want to try. I never tire of it. Is that obsession?

It is truly a sanctuary for me and if I can inspire, encourage, empower someone else I see that a blessing.

Thank you Eleanor!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

My Blue Bird

Paint, Beads, Paper and a STICK! ;)

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Stitchery Stories Podcast!

Had a wonderful time speaking with this lovely lady at Stitchery Stories about my work.
Thank you Sue!  You made me feel like a celebrity!

Monday, December 24, 2018

OCTOPUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pellon, Paint, Paper, Beads and Sharpie ;)
BOOM BABY!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Hello Land Animals!

Beads, Wool, Paint and LOVE ;)

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

My Bead Embroidered Turtle Head

That was FUN!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Bead Embroidered Humming Bird Kit and Tutorial!

Hey You!  You want to learn how to make this humming bird! 
 The kit is HERE!!!!! 

Monday, June 4, 2018

The Jelly Swim

Old piece that I have re-fallen in love with ;)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Here we GO!  Peacock!  
Beads, Paper and fake florals ;)

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Mr. Shrimp! The Hat!


Here Shrimpy Shrimpy!
See the beginning of the TRUCKER hat series HERE!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Meet Mr. Marlin!


The incredible and amazing NYC hand bag designer Paige Gamble invited me to collaborate on a series of ocean clutches! Now we are live! Meet.........Mr Marlin!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Flamingo Dance!

31 inches TALL!  Beads, Fabric, Fake Flowers and Felt!
BOOM!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

SHELL!

Beads and pearls!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Bead Embroidered Sea Things!

I went to the beach today!  WINK WINK ;)

Monday, August 7, 2017

ELLEN!!!!!!!!!

I'm gonna send it to HER!  ELLEN ELLEN ELLEN!
Beads, and paper on felt.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Meet Eleanor PIGEON!

I have always wanted to bead my friends from NYC!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Pigeon!

They called and asked me if my name was "Eleanor Pigeon" 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Spicy Tuna NECKLACE!

The SPICY TUNA NECKLACE!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Creature!


Oh BOY!  I think I just made up my first sea creature!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Abstract Coral

That was so too much FUN!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Spoonbill!

YAY! Go Spoonbill!!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

FLY baby FLY. Bead Embroidered Hummingbird.

Bead embroidered hummingbird with sequins and painted fabric!
FLY!

Saturday, August 13, 2016