Friday, June 29, 2007
Bead Journal Project (BJP) - July WIP
I started my July page... attached the fabric to the Pellon, gathered up beads I might use on this page and outlined my granddaughters hand. July will be about her, it is her birthday month. She is excited to see how it will come out. I have not thought out how I might bead it - that will come when I sit at my bead station and start to go through the beads. It will be beaded in shades of purple and yellow, that's all I know at this point.
I'm adding a photo of the back of the piece as it looks before adding the road map of beads to it.
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman