Saturday, September 6, 2008

Stumped even before beginning...

I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the beautiful creations of last year's BJP. I am thrilled to be a part of it this year.
So many things are going through my head right now-too many things, maybe? Here it is, Sept. 6th and I STILL don't know what I want to do! I'm trying not to panic---hoping some fabric and beads will clue me in. But right now there's a lot of static going on in my brain and the reception is hazy!

6 comments:

Lois B said...

On the other hand, it's only Sept. 6th, and you have the whole rest of the month before you. You can always just take a bead you love, sew it down anywhere on the page and just let it grow from there...

abeadlady said...

Exactly what I was going to suggest, Lois. Just play with colors you like and let the beads guide you. Remember, this is not a competition. If it means something to you, then it is what it is supposed to be.

Arline

freebird said...

Try different things. Fall is coming - pull out a fall fabric and see if draws you. Pick out your ugliest, your prettiest, put several in a pile (beads or fabrics) and pick one while not looking at them. Start one. If you can't keep going you can try something else. What is most important to you - color, texture, size? Pick one and go. There is no need for the perfect idea. This is a chance to see where serendipity takes you. Let go of the control. Good luck.

Katherine said...

Thanks for your comment. I was stuck because I tend to have so many ideas swirling in my head and I can't choos. I've decided to just pick a size and shape and start beading. I do have an idea of what I want to do for September. But I've been so busy that I haven't had a chance to begin.

heidibeads said...

Everyone above is right - you have the whole month to work on this. Robin always says, pick up a bead you like and put it on, then another. Before you know it, you're done. Just start, it will be ok.

NancyC said...

Hi Theresa -
I am all too familiar with that swirly ideas thing in the head! Although this project has so few rules, I think I might have to break one of them - I just might have to do different sized pages, depending on what I end up beading. There, I admitted it. Phew, what a relief! I'd love to keep it small and manageble, but some things just might not fit in a little 3x3 square! Oh well, if the bead journal police want to write me a ticket, that's OK - I just hope I'm not banished for eternity!