Saturday, September 13, 2008

Change

September being my birthmonth has always been a time of reflection for me; to review the previous year - cherish the blessings and reaffirm the lessons of simply living life. It is also the progression of Alaska's "obscenely green" summer into the slower pace of winter, when we stop our frenetic pace and get some much needed rest. Autumn's rust slowly creeps down the mountain sides only to be replaced by a dusting of snow. Change is at hand, gladly welcomed by me (the one who's husband comes home to find the living room rearranged, yet again...).
As a first year participant, I look forward to raising my artistic & technical skills that this sort of project encourages; it is also a chance to create a physical, concrete representation of what my life held for me at this time last year, and what it currently holds. A blending of my emotional & physical naivete' last year with all the things that I've learned of human nature and the challenges of fighting breast cancer. This month's piece I've titled "Grief & Loss; Love & Redemption" and captures the essence of change, the overall theme I've chosen for this project. Live fully, love fiercely, laugh often, and bead happy!
:o) Jennifer J.

10 comments:

heidibeads said...

Ladibug - I love your theme! Can't wait to see it and learn more about you - welcome.

Robin said...

What a lovely post, Jennifer... your infectious optimism and poetic writing style give me cheer! I'm looking forward to seeing your September piece soon. Will you post pictures somewhere?

Happy birthday birthmonth sister!
Robin A.

pam T said...

Great focus for the year - look forward to seeing your work! Happy birth-month!
pam T

Carol said...

Hi
I am new to the project too. Its funny how joining this group can make you look inside and pull out what you sometimes don't speak and display for all to see. It will be a wonderful learning experience for all. Can't wait to see your page. Happy Birth Anniversary.

Sacredartist said...

I like your title of your page for this month. Look forward to seeing how you express this.

KV said...

Welcome, Jennifer -- your theme is a great idea . . .


Kathy V in NM

Margaret Sutherland said...

Hi Jennifer...lovely concept for your work.. I'm new this year too. I'm a 10 year breast cancer survivor and will probably lose a very close friend to the disease in a few months. That is partly why I signed up for this project. I really look forward to the time (sometimes short, sometimes longer) I give myself to work on my page each day. Best wishes to you.
Margaret

freebird said...

Welcome to the group. It sounds like you have a good theme to explore this year. Hope to see something soon.

Pursuing Art... said...

Welcome Jennifer...your theme is wonderful! I, too, hope to see your pages!

Take care...~Lisa ;-)

Margaret Sutherland said...

Hi Jennifer...did you set up a blog so we can see your work? I'm interested in seeing it. Best wishes to you.

Margaret