Thursday, July 30, 2009

Chez Les PoupeƩ: Blank forms

Your beaded bon bons are so cute! Congrats on the blog

Monday, July 27, 2009

July finished... It's about my Dad

bead journal project, bead embroidery, Robin Atkins, July 09 BJP, detail
Making this one was both sad and joyful, both difficult and easy... You can see it here.

I'm lovin' all the work that's being posted this summer. Way to go, you talented beaders!!!

Blessings to all,
Robin A.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Response to Robin's Participation Question

Although I do not sign in regularly I am still working on pieces. I currently have four completed have begun work on my fifth piece. My first two pieces are currently on display as part of a show by the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild that is installed at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (Birmingham, MI). The show runs through August 20th. Several other BJP09 participants from the Guild also have pieces in the show.

Nine Down, Three to Go

I just posted my May page on my blog. You can see it at http// Finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Everyone's work looks great!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

April BJP Done

Whoo hoo! April is done! You can see it here. I am so happy. This is number eight. I am really getting there.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

May Iris starting to grow.

Although my spring and early summer have been really busy my Iris is finally starting to take root and I expect my May block to be done before too much longer. If you want to see how it is going check it out here. I am so thrilled with it already I can't wait to see it finished.

Congrats to all of you who are sticking in there and I love to see all of the amazing work that you are all doing. ~Angie

June page finished

I just posted the page for June on my blog.

Time has flown!


Monday, July 20, 2009

The Beginning of the End

August is started.....

Apirl and May posted...

I have my pages up for April

and for May

You can see them in full on my blog


June is Finished and I'm Working on July (in July)!

bead journal project, Robin Atkins, River detail
Here's a detail from my June piece... You can see it all here.

July, too, is well on the way to being complete! I might even be caught up by month's end. Yay!!!

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Thanks to all who sent me an email commenting on your reasons for doing the BJP. Reading your words, I find myself in total awe of what we are doing and how it is affecting us. Although it seems we may only have about 20% of our initial 260 who will finish out this year, together we are creating a an amazing body of work! Walk tall, be proud... we be good!

Cheers, Robin A.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Only 2 Months Behind

I'm only 2 months behind - but here is May! Hope some of you will stop by and see it. I've been looking at the past and am as always so inspired by all your work. Thank you! Heidi

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Haven't Given Up

Robin _ Don't know when I will get the beaded birds finished -- but I will finish them. I love the ones I have done and will work on them as I can. Lately I have a hard time sticking with one plan-- I'm all over the place. I hope to settle in to finishing these soon. Jackie Beadingram

Friday, July 10, 2009

June Rune!

Hi, all!

This is most likely the last rune I'll be able to post in awhile. Our stuff moves out at the end of the month, then we're on the road! So if you want to see June's rune, you can check it out here.

Also, I just have to say what wonderful work I am seeing this year!!! Yowza! Makes me want to do something new for next year! Keep up the good work all! I'll be back in touch once we get settled...wherever that is! :)

Warmest aloha,

You Gotta See This!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bead journal project, folded banner
Trish is a friend and unofficial BJP participant. She just made her first 10 pieces into the most fabulous graduation gift for her son. Take a look here!

Fabulous idea for finishing BJP pieces, don'tyathink?

Robin A.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

BJPers... Where ARE you?????

WOW, I am so sad to think we only have 35 active BJPers remaining out of the 260 who registered last September... Is that possible????

Thanks to the 35 who responded to the poll (on the right) and huge thanks to those of you who emailed me about your reasons for being in the BJP!!!!

Please! If you are reading this and didn't "vote" on the poll, please do... I'd so love to check back and see that we have more than 35 members still working on their BJP pages...

Love and beady blessings,
Robin A.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

First Post for May

I have finally gotten my first post written for my May page if you would like to check it out go to my BJP blog. I have also updated all the craziness of life to my Artistic Kreations and Passions blog.

Life hasn't been boring but then when is it? I am really glad that we are going to be doing another year. MAybe I will have to come up with an idea to go with our new home ??!?!?

I am really impressed by all of the wonderful work everyone is doing. Angie

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I Finished March

Whew! I am getting there but so slowly I can't believe I am moving. I keep the picture of the tortoise and the hare firmly in my mind's eye, not because the tortoise won out over the hare but because he finished the race! Perhaps there is a better metaphor for me - if you know of one let me know of it. Anyhow, my March page is done, finito and you can see it here. Now if you are running way behind too you can see that if you just get going again you can finish the race too. (Or am I the last straggler? hmmm...).

Saturday, July 4, 2009


We all have them.

See how I decided to deal with them here.

Let me twin Robin's thoughts,
Have a Safe and Happy 4th!

Friday, July 3, 2009

May Finished ~ June in Progress!

bead journal project, Robin Atkins, May (detail)
I finished and posted my May BJP page here!
Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend, everyone!

Robin A.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

News Flash!!!! + Please Tell Us....

Hi Everyone!

2010 BJP is a GO!!!!

To give ourselves a little time to finish up the current BJP, we will start the new BJP in January of 2010 and it will run through the end of December.

Registration for 2010 BJP will begin in October, following the close of the current BJP. You can keep up to date on registration by checking the Bead Journal Project website, here. Also, I'll post a reminder in September on our blogs.

Please Answer Poll!

Please take a moment to answer the poll at the top of the right sidebar on the 08BJP (#1) blog, here. I'd really like to get an idea of how many people are still participating and how far along we all are. Last year we did two email follow-up surveys... This year I'm trying to get the information by polling you. I really appreciate your response!

Please Tell Us Why...!

I know everyone's busy beading... but if you can spare a moment, will you please take a moment to send me an email telling a little about your experience with the BJP... what it means to you, why you are doing it (what are your rewards), anything you think a prospective new participant might want to hear about it....

With your permission, I'd like to use some of what you write in the information we publish about the 2010 BJP. If you have any reservations about us quoting you, please let me know.

Thanks, everyone! You are so awesome...!

Big hugs and big bravos... Robin A.