Sunday, February 07, 2010

January Bead Journal Project

Once again I am participating in the Bead Journal Project. This is the third year for the project and my second year to participate. I managed to get 7 of 12 months finished the first year. I skipped last year, but felt drawn to the project this year. With 287 members, there are three different group blogs. One, Two, and Three. Photos are not suppose to be posted on the main blogs until April, but there are many links to current work.

Below is my completed January page. It is the Woman in the Moon on a 4 by 4 inch square.


I was having a difficult time deciding upon my theme this year when I realized that December 31, 2009 was a Blue Moon. The moon has always fascinated me. As a child growing up on the high plains in the panhandle of Texas I remember staying out at night with my girlfriend watching the moon rise and gazing upon all the stars. The skies there were clear and there was little light pollution, so the Milky Way filled the sky. So the first piece had to show the Milky Way. I know most think of it as the Man in the Moon, but throughout history the moon has has more connections to the female. It seems fitting that it is a Woman in the Moon.

I think it is going to be fun to explore the moon through bead embroidery. I have a list of my favorite songs that feature the moon. I'm not sure where I'll go after that, but I do know I have the moon to inspire me.

14 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

Your moon is wonderful and your details and beadwork are beautiful! Wishing you the best with your project!

Silver Surfer said...

realy a lovely peaceful moon.. beautiful

Linda B said...

Love your blog, and your beading. Thanks for coming by my blog. I've become a follower.

Antonella said...

the lady in the moon - very nice! thanks so much for stopping by #234 on the magic carpet... best of luck!
Hugs, antonella :-)
www.quilling.blogspot.com

Betty said...

Lovely bead work! Thanks for stopping by my blog and browsing! #314 in One World One Heart Giveaways.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

That's a lovely piece.
Thanks for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway. Your name is in the hat.
Hope you are enjoying your magic carpet ride.

Sharon MLS said...

Thanks for stopping by #332 on the magic carpet ride and offering kind words! Your beading is beautiful! And I liked seeing a part of your world - nice blog!

Linda Fleming said...

Beautiful bead work! I agree- I think of the Moon as a She, too.

KV said...

This is wonderful! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I am hoping to get something done on my 2010 BJP project soon.

Kathy V in NM

Regina said...

Beautiful beadwork!!! Thank you for stopping by my place, Southern Ooaks.
I am going to be following you too and look forward to seeing your future work.

Hugs,
Regi

Lucys Baby said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your photography is awesome. Love the hornets nest! What kind of camera do you have? I have a Nikon D 60,I just got it, your photography makes me want to run out and buy a new lens!
Jan

Nicola said...

Hi there thank you for our visit to my blog, and good luck in my give away. Love your beadwork, it is so delicate and intricate, beautiful!

Marty S said...

It's great to have a Woman in the Moon! Very pretty. I like the texture of the background.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Whytefeather said...

Love your work on this! I'm a moon person too and I like the idea of the Woman in the moon... very fitting!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment :)