Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Bead Journal - First Page
It looks like my version of the bead journal will be a visual representation of my internal weather. In May and June, going through a relationship crash and burn, I picked up my needle and beads. The image on the left is "wingless," at the top, a pen and ink drawing, "Purdah," and bottom right, "Shattered." Not light images - but as much of my beading time is spent making (I hope) beautiful things, adornments, the journal is giving me a chance to push myself in a deeper direction. I find that I'm constantly thinking of odd ways I can use old techniques in a new way and I may be incorporating found objects or photographs, as well. I think my pages will be mounted on matting board & boxed. In every way, I feel pushed to expand with this project and I'm absolutely thrilled to have 11 more pages to go.
And now...back to bracelets and teaching, while I plot the next image!