Morning Glory- Art Imitating Nature

Posted on Jan 13, 2010 in Events and Experiences | 7 comments

A friend of mine sent me this image taken from his phone on his way to work.  Isn’t it beautiful?  This image was taken about a week ago at 6:30 in the morning in beautiful Glendora, California.  It was nice of Chris to share this magnificent photo with us, amazing what cell phones can do.

sky image (b)

The beautiful colors of orange, purple and blues put together like that, only nature can do.  Morning glory, the flower came to mind and did some searching, look what I found?  Morning glory, kind of nature imitating nature.  You can find more images of flowers for inspiration, here.


Purple and orange are my favorite colors, I had to make paper beads with those colors, how?  I printed the image on a heavier than printer paper, I cut it in half and pieced them together to get longer strips of triangles.



I rolled the strips of triangles using the metal paper bead roller.


I coated each bead with Diamond Glaze, and let it dry.


The part I enjoy the most is making them into wearable piece of art.



  1. Colors are beautiful! I can hardly wait to see the finished piece!

  2. I love when art is inspired by nature these beads are beautiful!

  3. These colors are gorgeous! I love painting my own paper to make paper beads with. You’ve inspired me to try a purple/pink/blue combination.

  4. Hello! Found your site using a link on Ann Martin’s blog! Your paper beads are fabulous! The most beautiful ones I’ve seen!
    Your paper beads made my day:-)
    Hugs from Portugal

  5. The photograph looks amazing! They turned out to be pretty nice beads too.

  6. Brilliant! Great idea with the photo, it was a beautiful day indeed. Good job!

  7. They are gorgeous!