Archive for May, 2009

Cindy’s April Bead Journal Project

May 7, 2009

April’s page is finished.  This month there have been egrets in the marsh.  bjp-aprilOur back yard runs into the marsh – and when it’s been raining (April showers) or the wind is blowing the right way – we have about 6 inches of water instead of just soggy ground.  When we have water – ducks typically paddle around and splash – the cats are fascinated.   The leaves on the trees aren’t completely out yet, so I’m able to see further into the marsh than normal.  I’ve been watching 2 egrets fish and it’s such a beautiful sight.  Usually I can’t see them – they like to fish in  deeper water – so they’re typically further in the marsh – and I only see them when I’m walking that way.   More rain – deeper water – so egrets!!   This month my page had to be egrets – and it just had to be bead embroidery on fabric so I could get the shape I wanted.  I filled in the egret with white beads, and it didn’t work.  I like  just the outline – so the extra white beads had to come off.  The water and the grasses – needed a log.  The “log” is a piece of the willow tree in my yard.  I’ve used bugle beads, seed beads of various sizes  and 2 pieces of batik fabric.  And the “log”.bjp-april-crop

Today I saw a dragonfly – so I’m thinking the May page will be a dragonfly.  I want to weave the background for this month and maybe do some sort of bead-weaving strip across the bottom.  I have a really cool dragonfly lamp-work bead and have been waiting for the right project to come along……

Happy beading