Hi everyone! I have a wonderful artist featured for you this week, The works of Betsy Youngquist. She creates beautiful beaded mosaic art works with beads, doll parts, jewelry, and more. If you haven’t seen this artist’s works before you are in for a treat! 

Beaded Mosaic Art Sculptures

Tuesday's Favorite Finds #11 Beaded Mosaic Art

Tuesday’s Top Five #11 Beaded Mosaic Art

Betsy’s pieces are so inspiring to me, the way she incorporates mixed media in her pieces with such detail, and anthropomorphism with vintage doll parts, vintage jewelry parts, eyes, and beads embellished onto an odd mixture of human, animal, mythological sculptures. They are absolutely stunning! She as an artist has evolved from paintings to animals to these wonderful doll faced creatures and jewelry too. Betsy hails from Rockford, Illinois and has had her embellished works displayed in galleries, a University alumni show, and museums.  Her works are also featured in this months magazine publication “Where Women Create” by the Stampington Company. I picked one up at Publix yesterday, wow! What wonderful inspiring gorgeous studio spaces grace the pages! So glad I picked up a copy and discovered her works!

*All photos and artworks featured in this round up are to be credited to the featured artists with their web links respectfully posted  and may be subject to copyright.

Where Women Create Magazine Winter 2014

Where Women Create Magazine Winter 2014

 
Betsy Collaborates with Scott Long who creates some of the base sculptures which she embellishes upon.
 
Here we have Otto the Blue Ringed Octopus, which won the Jurors Choice Award from Mosaic Arts International 2010.
Otto The Octopus Beaded Mosaic Art Sclulpture By Betsy Youngquist

“Otto” (2010). Size: 7 x 11 x 17 in. by Betsy Youngquist

Otto The Octopus Beaded Mosaic Art Sclulpture By Betsy Youngquist

“Otto” top view by Betsy Youngquist

Otto The Octopus Beaded Mosaic Art Sclulpture By Betsy Youngquist

Underside detail of “Otto” by Betsy Youngquist

I love how Betsy grabs you with the detailed mosaic bead art work, adorable animal shapes then strikes you with the placement of the mismatched eyes, and anthropomorphism with the addition of doll parts, as with these next three examples for feature two – KOOKY EYES
Norman Fish Beaded Mosaic Art Sclulpture By Betsy Youngquist

” Norman” by Betsy Youngquist

Androcles and The Cat Beaded Mosaic Art Sculpture by Betsy Youngquist

Androcles and the Cat” ( 2010). Size: 12 x 22 x 8 in. by Betsy Youngquist


For feature number three – FLOWERS. I chose the flowers to brighten the day for those northerners experiencing the greyer skies of fall. Isn’t the detail of her work sublime?
Lift Stretch and Pick Me Up Beaded Mosaic Art Flowers Sculptures by Betsy Youngquist

” Lift, Stretch and Pick Me Up” by Betsy Youngquist

 Stretch Beaded Mosaic Art Flower Sculpture by Betsy Youngquist

“Stretch- detail” by Betsy Youngquist

Feature four -TEETH. she incorporates teeth in some of her works
Up Beaded Mosaic Art Bunny Sculpture by Betsy Youngquist

“Up” by Betsy Youngquist

Buzz Beaded Mosaic Art Bee Sculpture by Betsy Youngquist

“Buzz” by Betsy Youngquist

Gomer Beaded Mosaic Art Caterpillar Sculpture by Betsy Youngquist

“Gomer” by Betsy Youngquist

and for Feature five – OWLS for the Fall season and for my owl loving readers!
Totem Beaded Mosaic Art Owl Sculpture by Betsy Youngquist

“Totem” by Betsy Youngquist 8x5x5

Twist Beaded Mosaic Art Owl Sculpture by Betsy Youngquist

“Twist” by Betsy Youngquist

Amelia The Owl Beaded Mosaic Art Sculpture by Betsy Youngquist

“Amelia the Owl” by Betsy Youngquist

Betsy has created so many jaw dropping gorgeous pieces of beaded mosaic art, It was just to incredibly difficult to only choose five for the features, so I included a few extra in five categories this week, I love them all so much!  For her most current pieces check out her Gallery Website or Etsy to purchase. Her Facebook page has shots of her creation process.
 
And as every week my favorite for last, the bonus feature, I just have to share the special project piece she created in collaboration with Scott Long for the Racine Art Museum Collection in 2010.”Eccentric Insects” in Racine, WI.
 

The Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly Project

Adult Dragonfly Beaded Mosaic Art Sculpture by Betsy Youngquist And R. Scott Long

Adult Dragonfly 2′ x 5′ x 2′ by Betsy And Scott

Adult Dragonfly Closeup Beaded Mosaic Art Sculpture By Betsy Youngquist and R. Scott Long

Dragonfly closeup by Betsy and Scott

Water Nymph Dragonfly Beaded Mosaic Art Sculpture By Betsy Youngquist and R. Scott Long

Water Nymph with Eggs 2′ x 5′ x 2′ by Betsy and Scott

Water Nymph Dragonfly Closeup Beaded Mosaic Art Sculpture By Betsy Youngquist and R. Scott Long

Water Nymph closeup by Betsy and Scott

Water Nymph Dragonfly Detail Beaded Mosaic Art Sculpture By Betsy Youngquist and R. Scott Long

Water Nymph Back closeup by Betsy and Scott

Lily with Lilypads Beaded Mosaic Art Sculpture By Betsy Youngquist and R. Scott Long

Lily with Lily pads by Betsy and Scott

Lily with Lily pads by Betsy and Scott
Lily Detail Beaded Mosaic Art Sculpture By Betsy Youngquist and R. Scott Long

Lily closeup By Betsy and Scott

Betsy Youngquist And R.Scott Long

Betsy Youngquist and R. Scott Long Portrait

Well folks I hope you enjoyed this weeks featured artists
 celebration and that it has inspired you to create as much as it has me! 
  
Here you can find Betsy on the Web:
 
…..”Make Everyday Your Masterpiece!”