Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rainforest Dreams

This is one last piece inspired by my trip to Kauai last winter. This time I left the sandy shores and took a journey into the lush tropical rain forests. I began my beaded journey by creating a tapestry of twisting tangled vines... Next I created the pink flowers to remind me of this plant... The pink beaded blossoms also remind me of the rambutans that I ate for breakfast everyday ....There was an abundance of unfamiliar plants and flowers to discover on my tropical journey...Each one of those beautiful flowers flourished in my beaded rain forest as well....
Sometimes the vines and branches would part to reveal the unexpected. A cascading waterfall, a giant fern or a humble spider weaving it's web. It was all part of the magic in the rain forest.
I will never forget the time that I spent in the rain forest, wandering and wondering about the beauty that surrounded me. I hope that I was able to convey in my bead work the awesome beauty, overwhelming excitement and pure wonder of the magical days that I spent in Kauai.

16 comments:

Tracey N. said...

Gorgeous work Pam! I love all the beautiful colors, different leaves and especially the flowers you made. Its very tropical, you captured that perfectly!

Brenda said...

Love the big red blossoms!
Pointy and soft at the same time.

Dee D said...

This is a wonderful piece. What size are your circles?

Evelyn and Lise said...

Lovely piece Pam. The red flowers are beautiful. How did you make them? Please let me know on my email lucyped@shaw.ca Lise

Julie said...

You did a lovely job. I too love the pink blossom. Its perfect. Julie C

Plays with Needles said...

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this tour of the rain forest this morning. The entire post made me smile...pic of your beading followed by pic of your inspiration from the rain forest...wonderful!

I didn't realize there were so many flowers and other colors in the rainforest besides green! And I'm wondering what a rhambutan tastes like cuz it sure is a pretty color!

pam T said...

this is beautiful! I would love to go there just from your description and beading. what a wonderful memory and gorgeous beading to take you there!

Carol said...

This piece is so beautiful and you did an unbelievable job of transforming beads into a vacation vision from your pictures. All I can say is WOW!

Robin said...

OMG, Pam! You did! You absolutely DID convey the rainforest magic with your beads... totally!!!!!! I LOVE this piece and have added it to my BJP favorites file! Thanks for sharing both your beading and rainforest photos in this post. It makes me happy!

Robin A.

Denise said...

It's beautiful! Love the texture and the colour! What a great piece, thanks for the tour!!
Cheers, Denise

Marty S said...

This is gorgeous! Such wonderful texture. The pink flowers are amazing.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

freebird said...

This is just beautiful. I am so glad you showed the pictures that inspired the different parts. Excellent work!

Cathy said...

Shazam Pammie!!!
You really captured the beauty of the Kauai rainforest. You are such a an accomplished person.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Yummy piece and lovely commentary. I love the tropical feel. I can almost feel the humidity rising from the floor of the rainforest.

Sue Thomas said...

You are a beading rock star, Pam!!!

Amy said...

The 3-D flowers are fantastic.