Monday, January 18, 2010

January Bead Journal--A Start



I've got a good start on mu January Bead Journal Page, but it's not turning out like I expected. After making a public statement that it would be 2.75 inches by 2.75 inches, the same size as last year, I changed my mind. I'm going to make the pages 3.5 inches wide by 2.5 inches high.

There isn't any particular reason for this size, except that it fit on the pieces of Stiff Stuff I cut when I was going to do the pages in a 2.75 inch square. I just found that when I started to sew, I felt a strong need to do something different than last year.

And a new size fits with my January theme, which is a meditation on what a new start in a new year means. I'll post more about that when I finish the piece.

When I visualized an almost entirely ecru piece, this is not what I imagined. But so far, I like it very much. I found that working with these ecru beads is quite different than working with the white beads that are on the Snow Princess in the post below. Interesting...

12 comments:

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

ooooh...i love it already! can't wait to see all of it!!!

Jennifer Baker said...

So far what you have going looks beautiful. I can not wait to see the finished piece.

Tracey N. said...

Love this too! The colors are so soft and nice, cant wait to see the rest!

Robin said...

Beautiful, Marty!!! I'm excited by this piece... It reminds me of our snow-capped mountains, which always seems to have so much energy in the winter. I love your Snow Princess too! She's so serene.

Robin A.

Penny said...

I LOVE these colors this is so perfect for winter.

a2susan said...

hi, Marty. I love the ecru beads. They are not a color I would ever choose to work with, but they are wonderful on your piece, very soothing and ethereal.

Susan

Barb said...

It is exquisite. There's an elegant calmness about it. Great work!

Penny said...

This is beautiful. These are 'my kind of colors' and so tranquil yet elegant.

robin michelle said...

Lovely start, I'm anxious to see it finished! I think your dolls are just beautiful!

pam T said...

oooooo I do like this a lot... funny how one color can take on so many dimensions. Love the snow princess too...

Rebecca said...

More than one color of bead - congratulations on moving beyond monochrome!

Sandy said...

It's so elegant looking. Thanks for visiting my blog.