At last! I have finished (the beading part) of my first Bead
Journal Project. I realize now that 6"X9" was too ambitious
a size for first time Bead Journaling...but I've done one now
and I am sticking to my decision.
Just don't expect February's piece to be done in two weeks!!
Anyway, my inspiration for this year's pieces is songs..words of
songs.There is a lot going on in my life right now. Music and
singing my heart out (when no one can hear me) has always been
a wonderful way to release my feelings when I need to. So,
I was listening to the radio and heard the song "The Climb"
sung by young Mylie Cyrus. The song's message is basically that
it isn't about the destination,but about the journey.
Before I knew it, I was visualizing mountains,
and just started beading. This is what I created.
I have put the song "The Climb" on my Playlist, so you can
listen while you look and read my post.
I used stiff felt for my backing, the sky is also felt with
cut out areas where I beaded the clouds. The blue felt
has sticky backing so I did that part at the very end,
after I realized the original fabric I was going to use for
the sky was too busy. The fabric is blue sky with clouds
and I thought it would be perfect! Once I finished
beading all the "land", and I saw all the movement the
beading created, I realized the cloud fabric would have
just killed the entire piece.
So, luckily I had the blue felt and tried it...Voila!
For my first time out, I am pleased with my work...
I also know I am far from where I want to be.
But it's all about the JOURNEY!! Right?
Now on to start February...