Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Searching For The Light--December BJP
It's not what I intended to make. 2013 is the fourth year I've used these very dark blue iris beads for my BJP. I enjoy working with them, and the dark sparkly beads are a celebration of the end of the year.
I started this on December 13. And then December 14 happened. As the unbelievable horror became apparent, my page changed. Like many others during this time, I was searching for the light.
The foundation is Lacy's Stiff Stuff painted with a mixture of black and azure blue Dye-na-Flow.
This piece contains 15/0s, 11/0s, 8/0s, hexes, triangles, cubes, drop beads, bugles and three Czech flowers.
I used the backstitch and the stop stitch.
The piece is 2.5 inches by 3.25 inches.
I used navy blue Nymo thread.
What I Was Thinking:
I spent a lot of time thinking about the tragic events of December 14. I spent a lot of time thinking about what we as a society owe our children. And by the end of the month I was glad to have found my own personal light as our family gathered for Christmas. I know that others are still searching.
Issues That Came Up:
The issues did not have to do with beading. This page was truly a journal of two weeks in December.