Thursday, September 30, 2010

Next Year

Some of you have started asking about BJP 2011...

I'm sorry that I haven't addressed this earlier. In my personal life, things have been (and continue to be) up and down a bit lately. My attentions are drawn elsewhere and I've not kept up with blogs in the way I'd like.

So, I'm torn. Part of me wants to continue leading the BJP for another year; part of me feels the need to step down, to continue making one visual journal piece every month, but not to organize and shepherd the BJP program. Sitting on the fence, thinking I can do it one moment and needing to be released from the responsibility the next, is what has delayed notice about it.

I see no immediate resolutions to the personal issues in my life. Therefore, probably the best thing is to open the door for somebody else to take over. I am willing to act as a consultant/advisor, and am also willing to let go of the program as I designed it. In other words, any past participant who would like to take it on, is welcome to alter the program to suit their own style of leadership or run it with the same guidelines and system as we use now.

One other possibility is to take a year-long break and see how things look for 2012 to start again.

I need to know if there are volunteers to take over and/or what you think of the idea of taking a break. Go ahead and state your thoughts by making a comment here (of any length)... or you can email me privately (robin[at]robinatkins[dot]com).

Again, I'm sorry and apologize for my need to let go at this time. Thanks for giving some thought to this and for participating this year!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

February BJP finished

Sorry I'm jumping abit around with my months. If you would like to see my February BJP you can see it on my blog at the following link:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

September bead journal project

I have finished my September piece.    I used an entire package of Swarovski crystals on this piece.  Wow! It feels good to use the goof stuff!
Please take a look and leave a comment.

Monday, September 13, 2010

August page is done

  August page is done.!!     You are invited to see it in my blog.  I will be glad to to read your commets. :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010


In a few days we will celebrate the beginning of a new hebrew year.
I wish everyone "SHANA TOVA" which means "A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!".
I wish all of you a great year with lots of fun and surprises, creativity, love and happiness.
From me to all of you with love.
Miri A.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

August Page Done

This is the preview. To see the entire page, you can go to my blog, if you like. I also posted it on the Flickr site.

This is my July piece and a photo of the seven months I have completed. I use mostly delicas and the pieces are completed on the back to be used as pins. I am behind and have not had much time to work on this project this year, but will try hard to catch up. Still loving the challenge and seeing everyone elses work.