Hi I'm frustrated at the quality of my photos and scans in my blog. I feel that my digital camera is not doing my work justice. Scanning seems to work a little better, but my pins are so three-dimensional it is hards to get them to "pose" well on the flat glass of the scanner. I wonder if anyone could share what they know about photographing bead work. Maybe it is right in front of my nose, then please direct me! Can you share what kind of camera you have and what settings you use? Do you do a lot of edting?
I got busy this past weekend and finished November and December pieces. Now all I have to do is get them all mounted so you can see the whole puzzle. You can see the last 2 pieces on my blog , but will have to wait to see the whole thing until I get it mounted. :)
I finally finished May's piece this evening and I'm yet to do June's and from August to December. I didn't sign up for next year's project but I really enjoyed blogging and the entire BJP experience.
I hope that I will be able to eventually post the completed pieces here when I'm finished - because I do intend to soon. As soon as I've taken a picture of May's piece I'll post it. In the meantime Feliz Navidad to all of you and the best of everything good for 2011.
My November piece is up on my blog. Life has been too interesting (and not in that great a way) for me to be making many entries. I missed the sign up deadline so will not be participating next year. I WILL be back for 2011, as it turns out, and I am delighted! I will have plenty to do, and, of course, will not stop beading. I still have Sept., Oct., and Dec. to finish, and the ever-mysterious March, but that will not stop me from starting my next piece, for 2011.
I have really enjoyed participating in the bead journal project this year and I am excited to be participating again next year. I am learning and growing as an artist and that is important to me. You can see my December journal project here
As always, thank you for looking and if you care to leave a comment I would be thrilled.
You only have one week left to sign-up for the 2011 BJP! Don't wait, all the information you'll need is available here. After December 8th it will be too late for 2011. Send in your registration today and join us!
For many reasons, I seem to be a behinder this year, with only 8 pieces complete. I've been quilting, knitting and writing, but not beading for a while. However, last Tuesday, joy of joys, I finally got back to my beads! Soon I hope to complete September's BJP and move along to October.
In the meantime, I have registered for BJP 2011! I am SO looking forward to a new year, this time with no pre-planned theme or self-imposed "rules." By giving myself some rules this year, I learned a lot and discovered some new likes and dislikes about my art. But, now I'm tired of restricting myself to working on felt and bored with the words. Next year? No rules!
Have YOU registered yet? I hope so! If not and you're planning on it, better do it today, cuz the deadline is fast approaching.
You might want to check my current Beadlust post about getting a hard copy of your blog printed. It's here.
Don’t be left out! Sign-up today for the 2011 Bead Journal Project. Registration ends on Wednesday, December 8th so don’t delay. The long holiday weekend is a good time to get your registration sent in! Check out all the registration information here. And please share this with your friends. You never know who might want to start beading!
Hasn't this year gone fast! It seems like I just signed up for the bead journal project! I signed up with the intent to learn to bead the way you all do it. I was so inspired by your lovely work in 2009! Thanks for the inspiration ladies! My bead journal pages are not encrusted with beads they way you all do it but I am okay with that. I have signed up to participate again next year and maybe just maybe I will learn to bead the way you all do. I'm not holding my breath though. I'm not sure that I have the patience!
At any rate, I have finished my November bead journal and posted it on my blog. As always, I would love some comments.
Are you on Facebook? If so, please check out the new BJP Facebook page and share the link with your friends. Hopefully you'll all "like" the page also! You're welcome to post on the page if you'd like to share something bead related. Don't worry - it's not a replacement for the BJP blogs! Since so many people are on Facebook it's just another way to get the word out about the BJP and encourage beaders and wanna-be beaders to join the 2011 project.
A step by step tutorial on how to set up your own blog can be found here.
About the Bead Journal Project
The brain child of Robin Atkins, the first Bead Journal Project, which began in June of 2007, included 241 women and 1 man who were dedicated and committed to creating 12 bead journal pages, one per month, for a year.
The BJP is all about visual journaling using any media and techniques, providing it includes some beading. We are free to structure our bead journal pages any way we want, as long as all 12 are the same size.
The current years' Bead Journal Project runs from September, 2008 through August, 2009. This blog is a means by which we may support each other in process, techniques and design. Participants (many with links to their personal blogs or websites) are listed below.
Due to the limitations of blogger.com which places a limit of 100 authors per blog, there are three Bead Journal Project blogs this year. Be sure and visit all of them.