I was so excited to find out my bead soup partner for the bead soup blog party swap is Betty James Happensteadt!
Betty is an accomplished artist and a teacher from Wheaton Illinois, and has a vast array of mediums she works with. She loves "All things art" and loves to create realistic and organic sculptural forms in glass, metals, polymer clay and beadwork. She's also been an instructor in lampwork beads, drawing, ceramics, photography.
Betty can usually be found in her studio the Genuine Article which is a workshop, gallery, bead shop, and a hands on classroom. I wish I lived closer so I could check it out and take some classes from Betty!
Having Betty as a partner is a little intimidating as she is such a master and aficionado of fine arts and crafts, so I hope that Betty likes the soup I sent her and I can't wait to see what she's sending my way! Here's a sneak peek at what I sent Betty. You'll have to use your imagination.
I'm looking forward getting to know more about Betty and seeing what our collective creative processes bring.