I met at least one deadline this month...the August Art Bead Scene challenge!
I've been shopping with Heather at HMB Studios forever, it seems, and I'm never disappointed by her beads. My favorite are the "chunky" disk designs that she comes up with...the color combinations just sing! When I studied the artwork inspiration provided by the ABS editors, I loved on the fall colors of rust and yellow and dark green. When looking around my table for good art beads to feature, the HMB disks were there and considering the "cycle" inspiration the round shapes were perfect!
I found a thin copper bangle bracelet amidst my supplies--it came from a clearance Chico's purchase a while back--that makes for a perfect frame to create my little bead and wire sculpt. Plus, there was a mixed metal feel to the inspiration with the bicycle so I felt comfortable using silvery steel along with the copper to create an arrangement of the disks that make their color and shape stand out.
I'm still not back in Hampton, yet, so I don't know how my neighborhood fared in Irene, but we're going to drive back tonight. Work is a "go" tomorrow, so I'm guessing there'll be some cleaning up around the building. In the meantime, I'm going to spend some time checking out the rest of the ABS challenge entries for this month.