Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Sonata an extended instrumental composition usually in several movements in contrasted moods and keys, each movement being developed with a balanced form in mind.

This definition of the word 'sonata' also serves as my inspiration for this figure piece.  The purple colors, the beads upon beads, the use of fiber and her elegant face all create the balanced form that I had in mind while beading her. 

Do you see her walking into the concert hall - perhaps an opera has brought her out on this cold night or is it a concert conducted by her favorite conductor?  She sits in a box up above the orchestra and listens with rapt attention as the music floats upward.  She studies her program and joins others during the intermission for a glass of sparkling champagne.  And I'm sure there is a soft velvet cape waiting to keep her warm when the the concert is over and she goes back into the night.

I celebrate beading and music in the creation of 'Sonata'.

"Ah, music.  A magic beyond all we do here". - J.K. Rowling


  1. She's wonderful!
    Marty S
    Crackpot Beader

  2. Thank you Marty -- I very much enjoyed stitching every bead of her and also adding fiber to my beading (which is one of my resolutions for this year).

  3. An old post that popped up as one I might be interested in, ya think?! Yes I can see Sonata in a concert hall, but most often I see her greeting me to my sewing room where she lives since I won her in your giveaway. And when the day's sewing is over, she dons her cape and goes back into the night. I love this lady in purple shades of twi-night!



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