Saturday, July 7, 2007

Beading July

My July's page is coming along, if you want to check out my progress so far it is here. (July BJP Journal). I have gotten a little further along that my posts show. I played with putting my photos on different surfaces this month and once again am learning a lot.

I have pretty much finished my journal booklet for June and you can check it out here if you want. (June BJP Journal)

I would like to thank everyone for all of the support and wonderful comments. It is good to get feedback on what I am doing.

I would really like to thank everyone who is sharing their progress on their blogs, I love watching a piece come together and seeing how beading helps all of us deal with things, learn about ourselves and share ourselves with the world. For those who are feeling uncertain about sharing their work, don't be I have yet to see a comment that was less than positive and it will make you feel stronger about your work when you get glowing comments. Don't think your work has to be perfect to share, none of us are perfect and we all have times when we are unsure about our pieces.

Keep up the great work everyone, Thanks for sharing this wonderful journey with me, Angie


CC said...

Angie, I'm so lame I couldn't figure out how to leave a comment on your site! Sorry! But I wanted you do know that I really like the mixed media...and am really glad you put in those close-ups! It really shows the work off!
With aloha...REALLY! ;)

abeadlady said...

Angela, I love the concept of using the pictures that mean alot to you. That gate is looking wonderful.

Vicki said...

This piece is just so great!! I love the window / gate / doorway concept also, and I love what you've done with the beading on the stone and the wire gate is just too wonderful! Can't wait to ssee the finished piece!

beadbabe49 said...

I really like the composition of this piece and your choice of beads seems inspired to me...

Angela said...

CC, don't feel lame leaving comments on my site has been confusing to a lot of people, You have to put your name under comment as and if you want to have it as a link to your e-mail address or website you need to put that under the URL box. It is a bit different from Blogger. Where in Hawaii do you live? We lived in Kailua for 2 years and enjoyed our time there.

I have tried some of the mixed media techniques with the collage cards I make but have never combined it with beading before. I have also used photos as inspirations for pieces before but never beaded onto photos before. It is really challenging figuring out how much coverage to do and what kinds of beads to highlight the photos and yet overwhelm them.

Thanks everyone, I am thrilled with how this piece is coming along. Once I pulled all of the digital photos I had taken in July of any year (a lot!) The gate kept catching my eye and felt like it really wanted to be included so them it was just figuring out what else to go with it. The idea came together amazingly fast and then it was just figuring out how I wanted it to look.

I spent hours working on it today so the flowers are coming along and I will try to get them updated in the next couple of days so check back soon .

Thanks for all of the positive feedback, with Wayne gone I am missing my built in feedback giver. Thank you all so much, Angie

Robin said...

First, thanks for the encouragment you've offered us in this post. I agree that it can be a really scary thing to show our work in progress, even when it's finished for some. You are so right in saying that our BJP pages do not have to be perfect, and that this is a wonderfully supportive group!

Secondly, I've just spent one of the most enjoyable half hours ever reading about your June and July journal pages and journals. What a multi-talented woman you are! So many things I could mention that I love... but I'll go for two of them here... (1) The way you've run your beading through the pictures and background, unifying the whole! And (2) your journal with it's wonderful tags and pockets! I want to see (and touch) them in person! I want to crawl through the porthole and open the gate!

Angela said...

Thanks so much for all of the complements, my head is going to get big.
I have been very lucky and found people who have encouraged my and supported me giving me the strength to share what I do with others. For many years only friends and family have really seen what I have done. I am natural a shy person so "selling myself" is very hard for me. I know there are lots of people out there like me so I strongly beleave in encouraging others like I have been encouraged.
I have a feeling that I am at a point in my life that requires I grow. Since starting this project the feeling that it was going to be a journey has been pervasive. I will be looking back (through my photos) and moving forward with new techniques, experimentation and personal growth. So far the process has been challenging and part of me is resisting the change. Maybe the gate is symbolic and I need to free myself to go through it.


Kathy Wagner said...

Thanks for your encouragement and the reminder that perfection is not the goal. Love your blog!