Thursday, April 30, 2009

January Project Finally Finished

Finally finished my January Bead Project -yes I know it is May. Still trying to keep up with this and just having a life - a fun life. This is inspired by a painting my grandson Will did on one of our play days. The story and pictures are on my blog:

Catching Up

I've posted my January and February pages on my blog: I'm well into my March page now and have plans for April's page as well. I've discovered that being retired is not for wimps. LOL.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

April is finished

Completely caught up! I finished April - take a look here

Ha! Caught up finally :)

Just a fast note that I am caught up through April. *cheer* If you'd like to take a peek, you can look here . I have also realized I need to check out Robin's post about making pictures click-to-enlarge again.

Everyone's work is SO wonderful and inspiring! Keep it up - it's getting some of us quiet ones through the rough patches, for sure.

Take care! Bobi

December Done!

I have my December page done and posted. You'll find it here if you care to see it.

I don't know how many times the thought of quitting has gone through my mind. I just haven't been in a good enough mood to hang in there I felt. Well, I realized I was spending too much time reading religious newspapers that are full of politics and pretty hateful and I was feeling it seep into me. I finally realized this was silly - why in the world was I sitting in such a negative place when I could start beading again and be in the positive BJP world? So I picked up my beadwork and started visiting some happier blogs and wow, what a difference it makes. On with bead journaling and out with negative news journaling!!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

February & March... done!

I have been remiss in posting here. I'm assuming I'm not alone for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere that are finding ourselves spending more time outdoors because we CAN with the (finally) warmer temps!

Anyway I have posted my February page and my March page on my blog and I invite anyone interested to check them out.

It seems so many of my pages revolve around my issues with the weather. I'm happy to be able to address it through my beading, I'm tired of thinking about it!

With time spent outdoors, I've spent less and less time online, but I do check out pages when they are posted here and on the other blogs. I'm horrible about leaving comments, but I sure enjoy my visits - a big thank you to everyone for the incredible inspiration!


Monday, April 27, 2009

March 09 BJP is Posted

Hi Everyone:
It has been so hard for me to find time to post this page. Please visit me here to see my March page.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

March Rune done

OK...I'm blushing...I just didn't know...
If you want to see my finished rune, you can check it out here.
I wish I had known....ah, well! On to April! And to take some time to check out all the work here!!!
Warmest aloha,

Friday, April 24, 2009

Marching On

It's almost April which means I am just finishing up my March page.  Check it out here:
Every time I think I am so far behind and can't catch up, some pretty fabric or beads or both catch my eye.  I forget what I was so hung up about.
Happy Spring!-Theresa in Tucson

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

January Beaded Journal Project Finished

I actually finished a square and posted it on my blog. I am way behind, but I like having the challenge to nudge me along, if you know what I mean...

Beth in IL

Sunday, April 19, 2009

March finished!

I'm actually caught up now! You can look at March here - it's my favorite so far.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

January Done

Finally finished this one and I'm only three behind! But I have already started another face so I hope to catch up soon.

I loved doing this piece she was a lot of fun to do, she has such a beautiful face.

Friday, April 17, 2009

As promised!

Getting the pics up today! Yay, we had weather that allowed me to get pictures finally. I haven't touched them up or anything ... I'm still posting so check back later :) Here's a link if you'd like to SEE.



Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Come see BJP work in Denver, CO!!!

If you're in the Denver area, you might want to attend the meeting of the Rocky Mountain Bead Society Thursday evening, April 23rd. I will be giving a Powerpoint presentation about the BJP!
Visual Journaling with Beads, Fibers, Threads and Fabric

View over 200 beaded journal pieces by 42 artists participating in the 2007-08 Bead Journal Project! Compelling and inspirational, this unique beadwork tells stories, reveals emotions and follows important events in the lives of the artists who create a visual journal each month during the year-long project. In this presentation, you will see how the first year of the BJP developed into quite an amazing body of art!

I also posted a progress report for my April BJP, which has some BIG challenges for me!

Robin A.

Here and beading, I swear!

Just a fast note to let you know I am still here and in the project. Life has been weird and bumpy for the last .. 5 months lol. I have been keeping up fairly well, although I am behind as March is not completed. Have been beading and even managed to get a post up on my blog. You can see it here if you like. :)

You all are so very inspiring and keep some of us who don't post a lot going with your musings, creativity and strength. Thank you all!

Friday, April 10, 2009

February - The Nature of Emotions

February is finished.
You can see it here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My February page is finally finsihed!

I finally finished my February bjp. After finishing the heart I just added a key and I am done! Thank you all for our inspiration!


Sunday, April 5, 2009

March BJP My Pot Of Gold!

Finished my March 09 project. Just being lazy in getting it online. Sorry.

I really enjoyed beading this piece. Not sure why really. I liked the beads I chose and it made a nice textured piece ~ for me. I can only WISH to have a pot of gold that full! You can view my finished piece here.

I'm still thinking of how I want April to be. I'd love to try something new. Seems like every piece is the same. This is getting harder and harder for me to come up with new ideas as this goes on, but I'm loving every minute of it!


Friday, April 3, 2009

Beading Daily Features BJP!!!

The online magazine, Beading Daily, today featured the BJP including pictures!!! You can read it here.

When Michelle asked me to write an article, I jumped at the chance. My only regret was that I couldn't use everyone's work... She asked me to choose from a variety of themes. What a whirl... All the work is so fabulous... so I sort of did a "pin the tail on the donkey" kind of thing... spun around and pointed...

Robin A.


Where does the time go?! Here I was, being all sassy about being caught up and BAM. Behind again and cleaning up after the parade....

Here is my page, February was Black History Month. I was reading the sad history of the slave transport ships. How would it have felt to be forced from your home, never to see it again?-Theresa

"In Search of My Pride"

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Finished March!

In Zero Circle, March BJP by Robin Atkins, detail
After struggling with my February BJP piece all the way, this one for March seemed totally effortless and was a joy to stitch!

Robin A.