Thursday, October 16, 2008

October Bead Journal piece



I'm really enjoying this Bead Journal Project, even more than I imagined. It is an opportunity to do something with no specific goal or obligation, expressing something that is usually beyond words. This piece has a spiral lampwork disc in brown as the focal, with circles and vines flowing from it. I like the pumpkin color and the various shades of brown, beige and orange. I have no formal training in design, but lots of art history classes many, many years ago! So I think about balance, contrast, texture, movement--but visually, not with words. What a wonderful way to explore!

10 comments:

Robin said...

And what a wonderful exploration it is!!!!! Both of your pieces with their movement and energy are unique and fun! I know next month's piece will show something of your friend Jill and your feelings about her. Circles are for completion and wholeness. Spirals are for growth... I'm glad you are enjoying this process!

Robin A.

KV said...

Your October piece is so lovely!


Kathy V in NM

abeadlady said...

I'm really liking what you are doing so far. The eye flows from one area to the next to cover the whole page. Very nice.

Arline

Jacquie said...

Nice! I hadn't seen Sept. until now and both pieces flow nicely together, should be amazing with all 12 in a group!

pam T said...

Very very nice...!

CC said...

I love this piece! It reminds me of a really warm sunny day in a garden! Fun stitches & beads! Good work!
Warmest aloha,
CC

Marty S said...

Such nice colors for fall! Very pretty.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Plays with Needles said...

This piece has a southwestern flavor and autumnal feel to it for me. I felt your exploration in the choice of different stitches as well. A beautiful work.

freebird said...

I like your pages. They remind me of a written journal sprinkled with different thoughts and doodles. Really nice.

I am sorry to hear about your friend. Your next page is bound to be special forever for you.

Carol said...

I love both your pieces. Very complicated, yet simple to look at. Love it.