Friday, August 17, 2007

July BJP


I know, I know, it's August, but I have finally finished my July Bead Journal Project. In June, I felt pressure to make something fabulous, even though I hadn't done any bead embroidery for years. I put too much pressure on myself and wondered if what I was doing "measured up". That type of thinking doesn't make anything fun and can suck out the inspiration for any project. So this time, I decided to just play - try different effects, do a little texturing, some flowers, some netting. So here's my playing...

I don't know that improvisational beading is my thing; nor do I want to draw a picture and then bead it. I'm somewhere in between, wanting to design an area with flowers or bead a great curve. So I'm still trying to find out what it is that I want to do with bead embroidery...

11 comments:

beadbabe49 said...

you sure have a beautiful garden there!

Kiwi Ellen said...

Hey Rome wasn't beaded in a day - oops I mean built LOL
I think playing with the beads & finding your style is as important as any other aspect of bead embroidery. You have made a lovely garden with your stitch sampler that you can refer back to as the year unfolds

KV said...

I really like your beaded sampler garden and the colors are terrific!


Kathy V in NM

Judi D said...

It all works, it looks happy and peaceful.

Kathy Wagner said...

You have beautiful beads in your sampler. I enlarged the photo and was able to look at every one!
I think that your project is what the BJP is all about...the bottom of the blog page says:
"This is just for us... to let ourselves be carried away in the moment, to let go of judgments and interpretation and planning,
to go deeper than words!"
It seems you have accomplished exactly that! Good for you!

nologic said...

A sampler is a wonderful idea. I really like it. This is my first attempt at bead embroidery. I have a hard time visualizing how stitching beads down to get the affect I am wanting.

artandtea said...

Your page looks light and airy and playful. It must have been a lot of fun to bead! -Karen

Lillian said...

I love all the flowers and the colors. The best thing of all is that you had fun :o) Lillian in WA

Susan said...

It's an interesting page. There are parts of it I like a lot. I tend to like beading as part of something else, but it's good that you are experimenting to find what you want to do with it.

Sue in western WA said...

Hey, the Bead Journal Project is exactly the right place for you to explore and experiment and discover how you want to use beads in your world. I have a very hard time avoiding that yardstick too... (the one where I may not "measure up" to what someone else is doing)

Debbie R. said...

Love your playing!