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.
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