Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 BJP finished in the nick of time!

I finally finished December's BJP piece, with almost 8 hours to spare! It was my goal to finish all 12 pieces in 2010, and I made it! Of course, I had to do 3 pieces in December alone, but it was still a lot of fun, and a nice break from the other pressures of the month.

This month's piece is obviously yellow, which I chose to beat back the gloom of winter. The little owl face is something I picked up somewhere, for some project once upon a time. It became my found object because I kept 'finding' it on my work table. The other little bit is a dried fruit pod from a sweet gum tree from my long time friend and exercise buddy, Barbara Shipman. The little spikes are very sharp--I got one in my foot, so I know they are! I imbedded this pod in hypo cement to tame the spikes.

I'm so lucky to have found this bead embroidery community. It has really enriched my life. I completed 12 pieces for 2008-009 and 12 for 2010. I'm looking forward to 2011, with a new approach and new challenges. Happy New Year everyone.


Anonymous said...

Interesting and lovely piece, Margaret! I especially like the owl face and your definition of a "found object" LOL! You put me to shame since I haven't even started Dec. yet, but at least I'm only one month behind. When the holidays are over and everyone goes back to their usual routine, I will hunker down and catch up, promise!

Roberta said...

I love your found objects! Wonderful work!

Robbie said...

Another great piece! And Congrats for finishing! I have one more to go!!!

Anonymous said...

Yay! That was my goal too and we both made it! Hooray for us! Love your piece by the way!

Marty S said...

I love the owl face, and your choice of yellow for December. I look forward to seeing more of your work next year.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader