Tuesday, September 9, 2008

September Bead Journal Project




I just finished my September BJP "page". I have decided on circles for a shape and began this month with a mirror. I am in transition and the mirror symbolizes reflection. While I was beading, I thought about turning 50 this month on the 24th (how appropriate to start a new year beading). What am I going to do for the future, career wise? How can I improve my health? How can I spend my time better? What do I really want? I guess that's what this year will be about. This was a freeing piece - totally impovised except for the mirror.

23 comments:

purplepaint said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I wish I could do a totally encrusted piece but for now I'll just have to look at everyone else's. :)

beadbabe49 said...

What a beautiful piece...what size is the circle, heidi?

Dee D said...

It looks good.

Jacqui said...

Beautiful start to the new year. Its weird how certain birthdays have a significance of their own isn't it? I remember last year for my 50th Birthday I also made a page not only to look back but look toward to many many details the future holds.

Just looked at your previous posts and saw your journal book, it looks great, you need to add a few pictures of it to your page on the Website.

Carol said...

Absolutely Beautiful!! I love it. My grandson is 13 and lived with us most of his life until the end of this summer when he moved to his mom's house. At 57, his leaving is what got me to thinking about new directions. I have more time for me now with less housework, cooking and laundry..yeah! Amazing how creative my mind has become.

heidibeads said...

Thanks for the kind comments, ladies. The circle is about 4 inches in diameter.

Carol, enjoy your free time and put your creativity first now, right after you rest!

Julie said...

What a great idea, very pretty. Julie Cook

KV said...

I like this concept a lot, Heidi! Love the rhythym and colors, too . . .


Kathy V in NM

shebaduhkitty said...

nice patterns and I love the mirror along with the symbolism of it.
Happy Birthday!

Satu-Marja said...

Wonderful work, Heidi! I like it very much.

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Gorgeous piece !!
Jackie

GraceBeading said...

It's beautiful Heidi!

Kiwi Ellen said...

Gorgeous, you are off to a great start!

ACey said...

YUM!!!!! This is very beautiful.

Robin said...

Bravo and happy birthday, Heidi!!! (Me too this month... only I've got quite a few years on you.) Wonderful, happy beady blessings to you for always and always! Hugs, Robin A.

freebird said...

Really pretty piece. A mirror is a good symbol for turning 50. The person I see in my mirror is not who I feel I am.

I love all your colors and you did so nice on workmanship with all those beads combining to form a design.

Happy almost there birthday. Hope it's a great day for you and a great year too.

CC said...

I really like this Heidi! The colors & the mirror. Great idea for your special birthday year! Glad we're back in this!
Warmest aloha,
CC
http://hrhcc.blogspot.com/

Sandy said...

It's a lovely piece. I'm partial to mirrors. Thanks for visiting my blog too.

brenco1 said...

Your piece is so beautiful and the colors speak to my heart. I really be watching what you do. Thank you for your encouragement when you looked at my Sept. piece.
nevertoolatetohavefun.

brenco1 said...

Try this again. Your beadwork is beautiful and the colors speak to my heart. Thank you for the comments you gave me about my piece. It was very encouraging.

Pursuing Art... said...

Hi Heidi...I'm finally catching up on BJP members blogs today!

Your September page turned out just beautiful and the mirror symbolizing reflection is just perfect, especially turning 50 this month! Happy Belated Birthday! I can totally relate to reflecting on our life (past and future) on our birthday! Even though I do each year, when I turned 50 this last May, it really seemed to be a big one! ~wink~

I look forwarding to seeing your monthly pages!

Have a nice weekend...~Lisa ;-)

bohemiangirl said...

Love your color combination! This is so cool!
bohemiangirl

Hélène H said...

Truly beautiful piece.