Wednesday, June 06, 2007

BJP - Work in progress

Almost a month ago I signed up to participate in the "2007 Bead Journal Project" coordinated by Robin Atkins. The goal is to create a beaded journal page every month for 12 months starting with this month. There are 240 participants in 13 countries, I feel fortunate to be included. If you would like to read more about it - check out the blog set up for the project participants.

I have named my journal... "Consecrate the ordinary", that is a statement that has stayed with me since I first read it, many years ago in a book by one of my favorite authors, Kent Nerburn. Those 3 words say so much. My pages will be just a tad larger than 4 by 6 inches. I am using Pellon Peltex #70 as the stabilizer and have basted the material to it. I will back it with ultrasuede once the beading is done and add a picot or some other decorative edge.

My June page is about T-Ball, my 6 year old grandson, sunshine and nicer weather.


Life is good!

13 comments:

The bad Liz said...

Wonderful job!! I'll look forward to seeing it when I am in Milwaukee (tomorrow!!!!)

ACey said...

I love the theme and title of your journal.

Hélène H said...

It's a wonderful work in progress - I love it !

beadbabe49 said...

Great wip and your bracelets are gorgeous as well!
I can see keeping up with all of us is going to be difficult as I was absolutely sure I had posted here yesterday and now find I hadn't!

Kivett-Studio said...

Looks great...I can't wait to see more.

Lois B said...

What a great start. I love the idea of "consecrate the ordinary." It gives me something to think about. Keep up the good work!

Kiwi Ellen said...

Hi Grace, love your page & the title for your journal.

You know I really hadn't thought to name my journal, maybe I should as there is nothing happening for me yet & that might jump start it

Denise said...

Love the bright warm colours and so many different types of beads!!! I also love your bugle work!!! It's so straight and even - I'm envious!!
Cheers, Denise

Grace said...

Wow... thanks for all the comments. I'm so glad you stopped by and left comments.

Don't feel bad Beadbabe, I can't remember which blogs I've visited or where I've left comments. There are so many to explore on the BJP group!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Great start Grace... glad I popped in; will watch for more!

maggie robinson said...

Grace,
Your first page is awesome.I love it and your beading is really neat.
I just started my pages....No theme yet but i expect something will happen this week-end.....HOPEFULLY!!!
((((hugs))))
Maggie

sammy said...

Grace... totally awesome start! Your beading is such a inspiration to many of us! W hen do you sleep girl!

Grace said...

Monica, Maggie, Sammy - I'm glad you like the start of the first page, I've added a good amount since then and will attempt to take another progress shot in the next day or so. Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment. I appreciate it.... Grace

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