11/02/2009

Robin Atkin's Bead Journal Project

I wanted to join Robin Atkin's Bead Journal Project ever since I discovered it last winter and did so yesterday....but it started in October so I am already behind.... http://www.beadjournalproject.com/ I've been checking out the gallery. Some used solid beading and others used a mixed media approach.. These are two of Robin's entries from 2007. Hers are a riot of color, beads and symbolism which I find exciting and inspiring. It is well worth the time to go browsing through the gallery...


So I started thinking about size...I want it to be large enough to hold an adequate design but not so large as to be a chore to do... Jo's fan was my one venture into bead embroidery so I know it can be time consuming. I finally settled on 3 1/2" by 5"... Robin's journal are very personal and so are some of her students' projects...examining feelings and life-changing occurrences. Others chose themes that they identified closely with.... Since I'm not brave enough to really share private feelings I'll go also with something special that I love... But I need to decide tonight as I want to get started immediately. I have a couple ideas but will sleep on it....

I've long been a fan of Robin Atkins and her website Beadlust is at the top of my blog list. When I learned earlier this summer that she was offering a bead embroidery class in Bellevue WA on November 20 I immediately signed up. I am really looking forward to it...

6 comments:

Ati. said...

Hi Gerry, good of you! Since I follow Susan's blog "playing with needles" I am in awe what people can make with beads.
I have hesitate for a while to join but I have a other project in my mind to do first!
I am looking forward to your bead projects!

Carol said...

Hi Gerry

So glad you are joining the BJP. However, last year the project started in October. The 2010 project starts January 1 so you are not behind at all. Perhaps you visted the 2009 sign up.

http://www.beadjournalproject.com/reg.htm

this is the path to the 2010 registration. Can't wait to see what YOU do! I am a huge fan of yours.

Carol

Ati. said...

OO now I change my mind now they start in january. wow, I join, thanks for the link.

Sharkeysday said...

I'm glad Carol pointed that out - I was just going to let you know about the January start as well (I'm doing it too and VERY excited).
You are so talented, I can't WAIT to see what you come up with!

Rose Anne B said...

Way to go Gerry!!! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Definitely more success than I had in mine last year - just Sept & Oct postcard fronts completed - but I still have all the plans to finish off some day. I'll be checking your blog to see what you create my dear!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

What a wonderful class this will be Gerry! I can't wait to see what you post about it after!
Hugs,
Kerry

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