Visit the 2007 BJP member pages, a gallery of completed work by members who have finished 8 or more pages.
"Ways of Seeing" by Robin Atkins
About the 2007 Bead Journal Project
We are 241 women and 1 man who are dedicated and committed to creating 12 bead journal pages, one per month, for a year, starting June 1, 2007. We live in 13 different countries, including 37 states in the USA. Our primary goal during this process, is to stretch our creative and technical limits. The BJP is all about visual journaling using any media and techniques, as long as it includes beading. We are free to structure our bead journal pages any way we want, as long as all 12 are the same size. Through this blog, we intend to support each other in process, techniques and design. Until September 1, 2007, we will not post pictures of our finished journal pages. Many of us have our own blogs or websites (links below) where we may post pictures sooner.
Hi all, Morwyn, I'm excited to see that your BJP '07 piece will be in the Beaded Book exhibition. Congratulations! Our group from two years ago will be well represented. I've got a new (post BJP) piece that is also in the show. It's called "Metaphorically Speaking" and it's a beaded cigar box inspired by Joseph Campbell's "The Power of Myth" (and Mary Oliver's book of poetry "House of Light"). I wish I could see the show in person but will look forward to seeing it in print in the June/July issue of Beadwork. Are there other BJP'ers in the show?
This is just for us. This is our place and our time to let it all hang out, to let ourselves be carried away in the moment, to let go of judgments and interpretation and planning, to go deeper than words!