Sunday, February 21, 2010

January Bead Journal Finally Finished!

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...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Special find on fellow BJP's blog!

I found this "Promise" on Carol D.'s Blog.
It is from the book "The Secret"I had to copy
and post it here to share with everyone.
Just wonderful words, thoughts...
reminding us all to try to be better people - 
especially in the present state of the world!
Have a safe a happy day everyone!
Thank you Carol for sharing!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Jan. BJP - still beading

Ok, I am still not finished with January's piece for BJP,
but I AM having fun!
I will have to choose a less complicated design for February,
or I will never catch up!
So, I have taken pictures of my progress and
I am really hoping to be finished with this piece this week.

Here are a couple pictures.

Thanks for stopping by
Now, back to this piece!