Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Introduction and where I am going

Hello my name is Angie and I am a returning BJPer. I am afraid that in most of my life I seem to be behind except my beading (got to have priorities).

I kept meaning to post an introduction here but just didn't get to it. The photo is a close up from one of my pages from last year. I live in Southern Maryland and have beading since 2003. I love bead embroidery. Last year I combined photography and beading this year I am combining mixed media, painting and beading.

I started planning the background for this piece in May and started working on it in June. The background will probably take me most of the year to complete. I am working on each of the 12 blocks that will go onto this background in it's month. I have finished September's block and it is on my blog. I am including information on the techniques I am trying, symbolism and what my piece means to me.

For those who want to know what I have been up to I am including links below to my BJP posts in the order they were written and my web gallery and website.

July 1- A Seed Germinates
July 4- Goals For A New Year
July 7- A Sapling Takes Root In Purple Dirt
July 10- Trying New Techniques/Collaging my World
July 13- How Do I Do It/ It's A Secret
July 16- Like Leaves On A Tree: Plenty Of Ideas
July 19-Painting My World/A Tree Takes Form
July 21- Ever Tree Needs Leaves
July 24-Leafing Out
July 27- The Tree Is Planted And Gets More Leaves
July 30- A Secret Takes Shape
August 2- A Door Takes Form
August 6- Stitching Up A Fern
August 10- Ocean Waves
August 14- Getting To The Roots Of The Matter
August 18- Moss at the Roots of My Tree
August 22- Stitching Grass
September 7- A Mountain Of Strength
September 12- Honu Swimming (September block)
September 14- Honu in Beads (September block finished)

My Web Gallery- Includes photos of both of my BJP pages and Susan Plager's Graduation.
Artistic Kreations and Passions- my website
BJP Website (my 2007-8 pieces)


Robin said...

Wow, Angie... You feel like you're behind in most things, but from what I can see, you're on top of the world here! I love your beautiful honu and the way you did her (I assume she's a female turtle?)beautiful shell! Thanks for telling about the symbolism of turtles... They've always held an attraction for me, but I didn't know most of what you wrote about them. Good work! Robin A.

mariasangel said...

I will definately be back to your blog to continue reading about your process! Fascinating! And your work is stunning! I did bookmark your blog from the current post, and your first page is absolutely beautiful!

Maria (also a libra ;) )

Angela said...

Thanks, I may fall way behind in everything else but creating makes me feel good so it is one thing I try not to neglect, house needs cleaning etc but I am still going to create first.

Yes the Honu is female, and to some extent represents all of the mothers in my life.