Friday, October 19, 2007

October BJP done and Other Projects

Hi all, my October BJP is done. I really hope my spiral takes a good shape because it's not matching the original, but I figure one way or the other it will work. I'm really enjoying working on this.

The BJP has launched me into other projects and challenges. Check out my home page (at the bottom) for my list. I just finished one sponsored by the Viking Sewing Gallery inside of our local Joann's Fabrics. The Challenge was to make anything using recycled denim. So, as a recycler myself, and because I love making dolls that I learned from Robin's inspiring book, I made Green-Jean, The Go-Green Goddess.

I'm finding many of these projects on the web. The Beading Daily email newsletter has one and listed a few for charities. Where do we start with all these??? Sign up for the Beading Daily . I wasn't sure I wanted something daily, and I still don't, but they do give some good info. And they've mentioned Robin twice in the last week!

One List of charities.

Well, enough is enough. Have fun on your journal pages. And have a beady good day!!!
Karen

12 comments:

Robin said...

I'm almost speechless, Karen, about your spiral. What a special journal you are keeping of your year and what exquisite beading!!!!

Hope everybody takes a look at your recycling doll... she's a doll ;>)!

This BJP has been a jump start for me too. I am so very pleased with it!!!

artandtea said...

What a marvelous work in progress, Karen! I enjoyed reading about the significance of all of the components you added to each part of the spiral. Your "Go Green" Goddess is a beautiful manifestation of your feelings about caring for our environment. Thanks for sharing your story. -Karen

Cyndi L said...

That spiral is GREAT!! And I love the button :-)

Hélène H said...

Your spiral is wonderful, and I'm in love with your Go-Green Goddess, she's soo cool !

Karen L. Cohen said...

Thank you all for your encouragement and kudos. This lights up my day. Karen

beadbabe49 said...

another atta girl from me...love what you've done with the project!

vivage said...

So beautiful, I'm in love with your evolving piece.

And love the goddess, she speaks to me!

CC said...

WOW! Beautiful spiral! It's really coming along so well! And thanks for the links! I noticed you can download the projects w/o getting the daily newsletter! Yeah! Also, would you mind sharing where you got your stone meanings? They are wonderful! And I love your goddess with all her meaning!
With warmest aloha,
CC

CC said...

Cancel part of my message! You DO have to sign up to get the downloads! Poo. :)
Hugs,
CC

KV said...

Karen -- I don't know how I missed this post previously. I love your spirals, they are so full of meaning and charm. And I LOVE, love your recyled doll!!! She is wonderful . . .

Kathy V in NM

freebird said...

Wow! Your spiral is really coming along! So much symbolism and special beads on each segment! It will be a truly memorable journal when you are done.

Grace said...

Hi Karen... somehow I missed seeing your spiral - it is magnificient! Great idea, I'm really looking forward to it when it's all together!

Go Green Goddess as all your dolls are wonderful - a real treat for the eyes.