Saturday, November 03, 2007
Fall for me... October BJP
I finished by Beaded Journal Project page for October. I really did not want this one to end, I had such fun beading away on it each evening.
The raku face and leaves beads are by Rama Raku. I was lucky enough to acquire these amazing beads when I stumbled across someone that was selling off their beading inventory. Also included in this piece are Japanese & Czech seed beads; fresh water pearls, Czech pressed glass leaves and Swarovski crystals (3700)
As with the previous pages, it is backed with Ultrasuede and stuffed with just a little bit of fibrefill. It is finished with a pointed edge stitch as found in Jamie Cloud Eakin's "Beading With Cabochons".
I'll have to work on a doll or bracelet or something before I start on my page for November - I want to savor this one for a bit longer.
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