Monday, June 11, 2007

BJP - Work in progress 2

I've been trying to bead a little every evening on this project - even if it's only for 30 minutes. I'm not sure how I'll finish it at this point, I can't ever remember beading in red, yellow and orange - it reminds me of sunshine, that's for sure!

I decided to keep my 'pages' in a little box - it's actually a little box that looks like a book. It originally held cards by Marjolein Bastin, I love her work. I forgot I had it and ran across it just before I started this project. My pages fit perfectly inside - so I'm pretty sure it was destined to be - I was at a loss as to how I might bind these pages once I was done with 12 of them, problem solved!

I'm already thinking about my page for July - I want to use purple and it just so happens that Margie Deeb is having a 2007 summer color challenge. I thought that might be fun to enter. Give some thought to joining me.


beadbabe49 said...

thanks, grace, for the link to margie's challenge...I'm in! I've just about decided to dedicate this summer to experimentation and play and this challenge fits right in!
I like what you're doing with your piece too!

Lillian said...

Hi Grace,

I love what you have done so far! The colors are some of my favorite :o) AND I love your theme "Consecrate the Ordinary" true. Thanks for sharing your bead journey, you do beautiful work!

I am new to all of this, so don't have a blog yet, but will post my progress in words on the BJP blog until September. Lillian :o) from BJP (Washington)

soul at play said...

Just love the colours you have used in June's BJP .. thanks for sharing

I'll printed out a copy of the colour challenge.. not sure if I'll have time I've signed up for so many things already..

best wishes

Robin said...

Clear message on this one... circle of hearts and lots of sunshine around this young man! I'm lovin' it!

Lois B said...

This is coming out so beautifully! I really love the colors you've chosen, and the warm sunny feel of it.

Thanks for including the link to the color challenge. I don't know that I will actually enter it, but it's something I will keep in mind as I'm working, especially since I don't work with those colors a lot. It might be good for me to try them out.

LJ said...

It's gorgeous! And so suits the energetic little runner!

Sunni said...

I absolutely love this. Your colors are beautiful and what a great idea to add a picture to your piece.
I am not officially in the BJP but I am setting off to one side following along and doing my own because it was just to much of a challenge not to.
However I am going to hop over to the 2007 Summer Challenge and check that out. Thanks for posting about that.
I can't wait to see more of your BJP pieces. I already have July planned out also.

Judi D said...

Great page so far!!! It is so cheerful, love the ladybugs.

Grace said...

Wow... thank you all, it's nice to hear from so many of you. I'm off to check out your blogs as well for those of you that have one.


Bejeweled said...

Love the colors and the Summery feel!

Bejeweled said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments! The Summer Color Challenge looks fun. I'm thinking about it! Thanks for including the link!

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