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Sunday, July 08, 2007

June Bead Journal Update

Awhile ago I joined the Bead Journal Project (you can read more about this project here) -- started by noted beading teacher Robin Atkins---and so here is a peek at how far I am on my June bead journal page. Getting very close to finished--just 1/2 the border around the edge to go...

Yeah--I know, I know--it is July now--but I have resigned myself to the fact that I may not finish each beaded page during the month it is started. We are supposed to make one beaded journal page a month--and I will do this--but the creation of the various pages will undoubtedly overlap some months--and I am ok with that. Some journal pages will probably have more beading on them than others--so will take longer to complete --like this one! which now is about nine-tenth completed. I have decided to not start July's page before the June page is completed, however--because I know myself well enough to know that this one will languish, while I become enamored with the new one I'm working on. I think the Yarn Harlot calls this syndrome "startitus"---and I have the disease bad...always starting new projects, and so have several projects on my "WTBF" (waiting to be finished) shelf. I suffer from "too many ideas--never enough time;-)" and summer traveling, music camps, music festivals and so on seem to get in the way. I just haven't found an easy way to take all the beads and supplies I need for bead embroidery on a trip...it is so much easier to pack some bead crochet, or socks to knit...

and here is a close up (I find beadwork hard to photograph with my point & shoot camera... the colors just are not correct here, and the bead reflect so much light...and this whole piece is really very much greener than this photo--like the lush forest greens of Southeast Alaska)

7 comments:

Robin said...

Well, the colors may not be right, but you surely can feel & see the lush, green forest in it!!!! I love the edge, the textural out-reaching look of it!!! Thanks for posting the link on the BJP.

KV said...

I sure can see the Alaska feeling in this piece, too, and it is quite lovely.


Kathy V in NM

freebird said...

Your page is woodsy. I can just imagine a little fox escaping the hounds here. A safe haven for him or...

Mary Timme said...

I expect a moose or bear any minute to pop out of the piece.

I've hit a snag with my eyes. I've always had better than perfect eyesight with my glasses. Now, I'm experincing dry eye and the problem with that is I have a big blurry spot in one eye. Not good. But, I'm giving it therapy and hope to be back to normal in another week. I can bead for nearly an hour. My new motto is blink!

Lillian said...

Hi Aurora,

The green reminds me of Alaska also (smiling) I lived and worked in various places up there also and miss it...Thanks for sharing your piece. I'll have to look at everything else you're sharing when I have more time, Lillian in WA

Bejeweled said...

I love all the green fringe around the edge and your colors ..so lush!

I laughed when I read about "startitis". Is that why I have a cabinet full of yarn projects almost finished? :) I think you're right - an overflow of creative ideas and not enough time :)

sammy said...

I love all the action you have gotten with your colors and stitching!