Monday, June 2, 2008

Some favorites of mine

I finally added the May photo.  (Another thing I learned is how much I detest downloading pics off our camera and then uploading them all over the place.)  Oh well, I'll get over that, or get my daughter to slow down enough to do it for me.  Go here to see it with it's journal page.  

I was asked which of my pieces were my favorites.  These are my overall favorites, but I found I have different sets for my favorites.  Like I love some for their challenges, others I love because they are emotionally charged for me.  Still others because I love the design or the process of that one was great for me.  Click to see the photos much larger.  

Here are all of them together and the pic is not so good.  It's so long that I can't get close enough with good lighting and focus.  I might (later) go back and do it in pieces.  I got too frustrated over the weekend to mess with it more than I did.  

One of my favorite things was Robyn posting about symbols in her blog  I'd already finished through March or maybe April by the time she posted so it was cool to go back and see what symbols came up for me in my own work.  To see how I subconciously used the symbols even tho I had no idea what they signified.  

Another favorite thing for me was my daily (yes, I lurked daily) visits to the main blog and then following links to others blogs.  Some serious eye candy that really inspired me.  Sometimes the journal entries filled me with emotion, other times I was just plain impressed by the quality, the quanity and the sheer creativity of each blogger.  

I have a lot of favorites, so another was making friends.  I didn't post comments to every entry but I hope that you felt how I felt looking at each persons work.  But the comments I got and that I gave helped me make some friends that I hope I can continue to develop.  There are no beaders in my real life so most people have no idea what fascination I have with little pieces of glass that I string with thread.  The gift of friedship is important in my life so I do cherish each person who reaches out verbally or just by viewing my work.

Ok, this is long and I know I still have posts that are rolling around in my head.  So I might end up posting more to this blog as I work on things between now and Sept.



abeadlady said...

Your pages are wonderful! It's going to be a bit until I can have mine framed.
I have to agree with you about making friends. I can't imagine my life without everyone from BJP in it. What a year this has been. I love roaming the blogs everyday and seeing what everyone is up to. I'm so glad we are going to do another year.


KV said...

Great post, Viv -- and it was fun to see all your pages together, too. The BJP has definitely become a vital part of all our lives, I think.

Kathy V in NM

Robin said...

Your pages look fabulous strung together like that. I never got a clear picture of what you were going to do, so I'm very glad you posted these pictures. The four are definitely on my faves list. To finish the year with a circle, wholenss, is very special. So are your comments in this post about the friendships you've developed through this project. That is what has be the best and least expected benefit for me as well! Robin A.

freebird said...

Your pages sure turned out nice. You are right. It has been fun seeing what everyone else has done and it has made beading a community thing even though many of us are the only beaders around.

Any Smith said...

Great to see pages all together. I hope you find a special place to place your art so you see it daily. I agree with your comments about the community that this project has created.

vivage said...

I roam the blogs too and I love it, love the eyecandy and the thought behind them. I often wish I could hold each piece.

Kathy V, Hahaha, I'm glad there are behinders so I can continue to cruise the blogs until Sept!

LOL, I never had a clear idea either, gotta just go with the flow tho. And I'm still thinking of other ways to put them together. Maybe in groups of 4.

Can you believe it's already been a year?

Beaders are the best, aren't they?

LOL, I've looked around for a place to hang my pieces and so far, I don't have a place to hang a 5 and a half foot sting of pages. But I'll perservere.

artandtea said...

Great post, Viv! I, too, cherish all of the connections I've made through the BJP. Your pages look wonderful all together!


KV said...

I tagged you, Viv, in the meme that is circulating in the BJP. If you want to read about me, go to my blog at

Kathy V in NM

jacqui said...

I wish your pics would click to give me a bigger view (my eyes are too old to see small images) but what I can see I like.

Its seems that everyone in the group who gotten to the end, has learn a lot about themselves and their creative process.

I don't comment on every one's work but every so often, I do a trawl and if I feel inclined to do so, comment but more often that not I look and wonder at the wonderful creativity the blog world has unleashed on the world. Its amazing!