Tuesday, June 22, 2010

March BJP is DONE at last!!

OK, so better late than never, right?
House guests, asthma, fibromyalgia, and just keeping up with the house and outside areas
kept me pretty busy and away from my beading project more than I would like for the last month or so.  I really DO love this group and the BJP concept, so I am working on getting more done in less time in the future.

For now...on to the beadwork for March.  My music inspirations were Over the Rainbow, What a Wonderful World...and...Woodstock!   Ya just can't take the Hippie out of the girl, no matter how old she's gotten!
"Rainbow" was the color inspiration...with the Spring came all sorts of color here (Arizona).
We had so much winter rain that the desert exploded into color when it go warm...I was thrilled and it shows.

  So...with the bright fabric
I chose for this month's piece...here is my , very colorful, wildly free, flowery beadwork.

"What a Wonderful World" is to say look at the little things all around you..even in this stressful time we are all living in, there IS beauty and love all around us, we might have to look harder, but it's there.  It's in the little things people do and say...watching wildlife as they chase and play, brilliant sunsets after a rainy day.  All beautiful and all wonderful...

"Woodstock" brings free spirit color and flowers!  Of course! 

So...with the bright fabric I chose for this month's piece...
here is my , very colorful, wildly free, flowery beadwork.

This is much different from the last two months beaded pieces.  I just let my inner child go to town and play!  This is what she came up with...
Hope you enjoy it!


  1. It IS wild and free and colorful....just glorious! Definitely of the "Flower Child" era. The batik is bright and colorfully cheerful. Its a happy piece.

    Glad you are feeling better. I am behind too, but once I get to it, I'll run with it.
    xx. Carol

  2. Very pretty, especially like your flowery elements!

  3. Oh I love the batik you chose for the background and the flower elements go with it just perfectly! What a happy piece!
    Be well!!

  4. I love this! It's my favorite! It's you!

  5. Oh how I miss the 70s. I feel sorry for the young peope: they missed so much! I love the fabric you choose and all the nice colours. This piece is happy... and it makes me smile!
    Nice work!

  6. This piece makes me sooooooooo happy! I totally get it about the little things making our world more wonderful. Be mindful of the little things is the message I get from this piece!

    Robin A.

  7. Thank you ALL so very much for your messages and for "getting" what I was saying here. I enjoyed using beaded pieces I had made in classes and from books I have...by such bead artists as Jean Campbell and Diane Fitzgerald. The textures of beaded pieces gave the work an extra dimension I really like.

    I so appreciate what other artists have to say about my work because it gives another "Eye" to tell me what is being seen.
    Thank you all.
    Now, on to April...
    So what if I am a little slow, eh?

  8. I love it. The colours are amazing - filled with life and the joys that spring and summer bring!!! You just put a smile on my face. Oh yeah and the background music is awesome.

    I can identify with you big time about feeling that you are behind and loving this project.I'm still working on April's piece, so congrats on March's!!! I wish you well with all that you are doing and the best of health.