Thursday, April 30, 2009

Just in time for the April page

I've just finished the April page. I call it : IMPATIENCE ... for the beautiful days of course. To see more, clic here

April Page Complete!

I finished my April page last night and am already looking through my stash for fabric to begin May. Here's April (with an explanation because otherwise, I don't believe it makes much sens).

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

March finished nearly!

Here is my little March girl - Lorelei loves pink and florals. See all of her with her friends on my blogspot.

Stratford, New Zealand

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

January done

I have finished January page,
This one is about my DH, originating from Brest, he is also a fan of motorcycles, and likes a lot comic strips. Do you know Gaston Lagaffe? It's a famous 'bande dessinée in France and Belgium, if you know it, perhaps you recognize 'la mouette rieuse' , the laughing gull !

April Turtle

I have put "April" on my blog...
take a peek!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

February's up - March is next

I finally finished February - after much consternation due to the fact that absolutely nothing came to mind. I did consider just doing a monotone loomed piece and tacking to a background of the same colour but decided that didn't quite convey the image I wanted. You'll find the finished piece on my blog. Enjoy!!


March “Plum blossom”

Plum blossom is a beloved subject in the traditional painting of East Asia and Vietnam.
In Japan it’s commonly known as ume blossoms and often mentioned in Japanese poetry as a symbol of spring. When used in haiku or renga, they are a kigo or season word for early spring.
see Wikipedia
I’ve made my plum blossoms with polymer clay (fimo soft) and embroidery them over felt and rayon.

Natalie (Beadturtle)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Finally up to date, March is done

I finally caught up. METAMORPHOSIS is the name of my March page. The return of the sun strongly influenced me for this page. You can see it here.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.

But I'm finally done with my March page and have a tiny beginning on April which I hope to finish by month's end. However, the sun has decided to pay us a brief visit so I'm not certain that much beading will occur this weekend. Here's March.

Doll Marcia

I greet you all by saying: Yippee!,
for March I made a springtime hippie.
With various leaves and beady flowers
I spent some most relaxing hours.
MARCIA seems very pleased
that finally she's been released.

This Journal Darling Doll is, wig and all, dedicated to brave and inspiring Pam T.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Come See BJP Work in Denver, Colorado

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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

April done!

Hi everyone..... Finished my April BJP page, much to my delight and amusement. It makes me giggle, despite being such a true-for-me predicament. Here's a peek....
Gotta tell you, everyone's work is so absolutely gorgeous, inspiring and thought-provoking and it is always a great part of my day when I can read up on everyones' thoughts that have gone into their BJP pages. Thank you all, for sharing!

You can check out my offering for the month here.

pam T.

Monday, April 13, 2009

February “Fallen asleep hearts”

I’ve finally done my February page, better late than never. This winter was snowy cold and long. I slept like a bear. To make matters worse, I’ve got news about serious illness of my very good friend… so the page for February is frozen and sad. But my next page is gona be “awakening”

Natalie (Beadturtle)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

March BJP

Ive just posted my March post, take a look. Julie C

Saturday, April 11, 2009

When I grow up ...

Finished January, started February, mapped out March and gathering ideas for April. I should be caught up by May. Check it out at my blog.


I am still alive, and still in :o)

Hi Everybody,

Just to let you know, although none of my pages are finished... I am still in !

Last year, I could not stand the idea of leaving a page unfininished even for one month. This year I have er... reconsidered. I find this very interesting and have plenty of food for thought.

I wish lots a creativity and happinness to all of you.

Friday, April 10, 2009


I've posted my April piece on my blog

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Marion Flowers

My March piece has been blogged about (it's been done a little while). You can see it here. Even though it rains a lot here in March, these flowers always make me smile! -Joan Cromley

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I've finished my April piece. You can see it here: Thanks for your interest and comments.

Jeanette Shanigan

Monday, April 6, 2009

February is done

AWAKENING is my february page's name. You can see it here

Sunday, April 5, 2009

February Finished and posted

My feburary man is finished
and here is a little teaser for you to see.
January and March are coming along
with netballs, leis, Mickey Mouse ears they'll be

Finished in time for April to close
With travel, Easter, weddings and birthdays
Being events that are coming so inspiration flows.
Into little men, goddesses and muses for 2010.

Diane Lithgow, New Zealand

April and May

My April piece is finished. It is called April Showers. I fused fabric to background and beaded with seed beads and sequins. I used embroidery for flowers in the grass. One of my co-workers gave me the fabric and it reminds me of Holly Hobbie from years ago. My May piece is called May Flowers. These have really been fun to do.

Tada! March is done!

The latest addition to my triangle pool is March. It's all about friends and old friends....

It started with another serendipity moment. I purchased a couple of books from my new friend, Robin and then started experimenting with a couple of her stitch combinations. Of course, I liked them so much, that I decided to use them on my March piece. Isn't it lucky that I actually stitched them on a triangle? Okay, that started me on a search for complimentary embellishments. I found a bag of shells from my friend Wendy, some purple pearls for my older sister (it's her favourite colour), green beads for my younger one and the face from a play date with Cheryl & Deb. I grew up in Vancouver, B.C. and I love everything about the ocean. Granted, the shells would be different, but the feeling is exactly the same. I remember the sound of the waves, the smell of the sea, childhood memories, seaside adventures and the total feeling of calm that washes over me as I gaze out over my oldest friend.

December Done and febraury nearly there

I have completed Decmeber and just about february as well.
the picture is on my blog
I am quite pleased with how these two have turned out and hope to post the february photos later this week.
Diane, New Zealand

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.