Friday, February 18, 2011

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose

This soft and gentle painting by John Singer Sargent is the inspiration piece for this month's Art Bead Scene Challenge. The billowing dresses, glowing lanterns and blooming lilies contribute to the mood of serenity and peace in the painting but as the mother of young girls I can't help but imagine myself in this garden scene. Night is falling and the usually silly, laughing girls are absorbed in the magic of lantern-lighting. Their faces glow with candlelight and youth and are more beautiful than the faces of the flowers that surround them. It is a moment of incandesent beauty.

If you wish to enter the contest I suggest the following ingredients:
arching stems

glowing lanterns

silken light
flaring petals

click on the above images to learn more about them

happy beading-don't forget, the contest closes on February 28th!