Saturday, July 14, 2007
July Bead Journal Project (BJP)
I put the finishing touches on my July page and just took photos. I have been out of town, so I wasn't able to post progress photos as I went - I didn't think it would make a big difference to me, but now that I have done it with June - I find I miss watching the progress. I hope to be able to track my progress in August with photos.
July is dedicated to my granddaughter, her birthday falls in July. I traced her hand, pulled out some purple and yellow beads and went from there, I didn't have a plan in mind but was thrilled to find I had purple leaf beads that looked perfect as fingernails to me.
Here's the back of it finished with ultra suede
This is what it looked like before I added the ultra suede
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