Monday, July 27, 2009

Meet Caliopie

I'm a little behind...but my June turtle is finally can see her at my blog...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

July done...

Hi everyone! Done with July..... almost thought I was gonna start and finish August before I had the ambition to look at July again, but feeling so positive about life today I just had to finish this! Here's a peek, and go here to check it out. You can help me name it too!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Press for my BJP

EBSQ is featuring Fiber art this month and interviewed me for a spotlight article.

EBSQ Spotlight on Fibre Art: Cynthia Gaub

I would LOVE to hear your feedback on my artist statement on Fiber art.


Saturday, July 18, 2009

June 09

Hey guys, Ive finished my June piece. Take a look. Julie C

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Another garden triangle - June

I love to visit my friend's house when the poppies are in full bloom. Sure they are brash and blowsy, but oh so very delicate. I try to photograph the quality of the light glowing on the scarlet petals, but alas my quest is in vain. Am I tilting at windmills, or will I be able to capture their essense at some time in the future? What is it about these beauties that seems to pique my interest? A simple pleasure. One that's fleeting, but oh so rewarding. Is it any wonder that poppies were chosen as a universal symbol for remembrance? Did you know that the poem, "In Flanders Fields" was written by a Canadian field surgeon? Do you realize that this is the only poem I will never be able to forget? I can recite it just as clearly now, as when I was a small child. Rather than a trick of simple repetition, I prefer to think that it is something that left a pure and lasting impression on my soul.

The poppies are made with freehand circles of silk and organza, topped with french knots. Beading was done with backstitch, stacked stitch, Robin's ruffle stitch and free form edging. I used 8, 11 & 15 seedbeads, bugles, a few sequins and odds 'n sods of beads and crystals.

Still in the Game

Still in the game... These 9 are mostly all done, backing on several and a little beading on a few still need to be done. The other 3 are in thinking (August); collecting and sketching (July); and sewing (June) phases.

Friday, July 10, 2009


I've posted this month's journal quilt to my blog.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

February finished

Hi everyone,

Really I am a turtle! Nevermind (??) I arrive :-) slowly but surely!!
You can see my page at
This one is for my mother, she loves music, opéra, littérature , flowers and she would love to see 'Carmen' at the Opéra de Paris.
I am not a doll's spécialist so it was a little adventure for me, but it was so fun !!
Perhaps I'll add a fringe at the bottom of the page...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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

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.