Wednesday, June 6, 2012


I'm not exactly sure where the island pieces are headed. I carve; I paint; I arrange and look for the next step.  I've started adding some color to one of the pieces with layers of colored pencil and washes of black acrylic. 

'No Man is an Island'

No man is an island entire of itself; every man 
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; 
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe 
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, 
as well as any manor of thy friends or of thine 
own were; any man's death diminishes me, 
because I am involved in mankind. 
And therefore never send to know for whom 
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. 


  1. Wow! So striking... this is such an intriguing direction. I can't wait to see the finished piece.

  2. so beautiful genevieve...
    these island beads are so gorgeous - and i love how you have united them so poetically...

  3. Lovely and very original beads - and a great choice of text!

  4. Love your little islands surrounded by sea. Divine colour.

  5. un très beau travail


  6. i love your inspired work :)

  7. I really like your work and I am looking forward to see the finished piece:)

  8. I came upon your blog while wandering poly sites. I really enjoyed the entries about Maine, where much of my family still lives and where I spent many days "treasure" hunting as well.

    The island beads are also very compelling - creative and evocative.

    FYI, the only (and very minor) criticism is one from this previous English teacher re: the John Donne quote: The word “manner” should be entered “manor” (piece of land or home) to make sense thematically.

  9. Dear Anonymous,
    How right you are! Thank you for reading and for your expert English teacher eye. I made the correction.