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!
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