Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Finishing BJP2009

Here are the last Bead Journal Project pieces for 2009. I fell behind in April when we went to Normandy to visit B's family because I was upset to see his brother ill (he's a bit better now). Then we had non-stop visitors all summer and we are only now getting back to normal. Anyway, here's April - wisteria.

May is B's roses growing against the wall with the neighbour's olive trees in the middle distance and the Montagne Noire in the far distance.

June is the lavender in the front garden.

July had to be fireworks for Bastille day, but it also represents courgette flowers that I love so much - their form, colour, taste...


Finally, August returns to sunflowers but more the feeling of them than an actual representation. Apologies as usual for the quality of these photos - they don't really show the true colours and textures but c'est la vie...

I also made these two cushion covers - B's nieces chose the materials from my stash when they visited and one chose a theme - love, friendship, fireworks - while the other just chose the colours and beads.


I enjoyed doing the BJP this year but felt pressured once I'd fallen behind, so I won't be joining in this year. I didn't look at the blogs once I'd fallen behind so I now have the happy task of catching up, which may take some time.

9 comments:

Barbara said...

I LOVE your flower interpretations, especially Wisteria which we have in our yard. Beautiful work!

abeadlady said...

Many of us fell behind, including myself. Don't let that stop you from participating again. We'd miss you and your beautiful pages.

Evelyn and Lise said...

Your work is so beautiful. I love the needle lace that you have incorporated in some of your pieces. We all fell behind, I'm still working on my last one. Hope to be done at the end of this month. Thank you for sharing your work with us. Lise

beadbabe49 said...

Just lovely...congratulations on finishing although I also think the process is more important than finishing by a set time....

KV said...

Your pieces are so very lovely -- quite ethereal actually. I have enjoyed seeing everything you creat so much . . .


Kathy V in NM (who still has to finish the last four months, too)

Robin said...

I'll really miss you next year... your strong design sense, your ability to catch the essence of your subject (particularly the lavender) without being fully representational, and your light touch (ethereal, as KV says)are very inspiring to me. These final pieces are wonderful!!!! Maybe by December, you might feel more like having another go at it??? I'm crossing my fingers.

Katie B said...

You are not alone in being behind.
Or feeling pressured.
It's happened to alot of us.
Life gets in the way.
I hope you come back, selfishly, because I find so much inspiration in your work!
Katieb

Sylvie said...

Je suis heureuse de voir vos derniers travaux. Je visitais régulièrement votre blog dans l'attente d'un nouvel régal pour mes yeux ! J'ai vraiment beaucoup aimer vos réalisations, votre façon de traduire vos inspirations et votre style, unique dans le BJP. Je comprends votre décision de ne pas vous réinscrire. J'ai moi-même longtemps hésiter, mais comme Robin, je vais croiser les doigts en espérant que vous changiez d'avis d'ici décembre.
Merci pour cette année écoulée

Vivian said...

Love your embroidery & beadwork. Your designs show motion and focus.