Tuesday, January 27, 2009

December 08 BJP


Well, I finally finished my December page.
I had bought Robin's book "Heart to Hands" and marveled over the techniques she describes. Take a look at it at her website. I decided to use my December page as a sampler, so to speak. I love the technique in the book for tree bark, so of course that was the first thing to bead. If you follow my blog, you know that I love to watch the birds come to the feeders in the tree in my front yard, so I think of this as a vision of "my" tree. Of course there is water, because we love our frog pond. And flowers because I plant them everywhere. The picture would not be complete without the sun and my beloved "Mr. Baldy" Hope you like this page, because I really do.

14 comments:

  1. Hi Carol, I just got that book of Robins and there is so much to learn from it! I can see you did that! I love the tree and how its such a vibrant and happy piece (makes me long for summer)You seem to have a theme going with the pretty suns you did in both this one and your last one! Doesnt it feel good to be able to read a book and then make practical use of what you have read? I am dying to try some of the techniques in that book myself! Lovely, pretty happy work! Hugs, Tracey

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  2. Great December page! Makes me forget all about the cold and snow. You look like you had so much fun trying out the different stitches. One of my personal favorites is the tree stitch also.

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  3. Your BJP page is really cool, love all the techniques you have utilized in one picture. The cardinal is outstanding! They are always the bright spot in the bleak winter landscape.

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  4. This is absolutely delightful, Carol!


    Kathy V in NM

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  5. Tracey's right... lovely, pretty, happy beading!! It takes me right to summer and to the midwest, where my parents lived and fed the cardinals in their back yard.

    You make me proud with the way you took those techniques and right away made them your own... put your own spin on them!!!! Yay!!

    I bet you can't guess what is my favorite little part of this piece....

    Thanks for bringing sunshine into this day! Robin A.

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  6. ....It's the stones around the frog pond. Just love 'em! ;>}

    Robin A.

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  7. Great page, Carol! I love how you used so many of Robin's techniques...!!! Isn't is great how a person could just study these heavily beaded pages forever, thinking about what it means, what the beader was thinking as she beaded it?
    I really like it a lot... love your cardinal, too. what about chickadees? do you have those too? Those little guys are my personal favorite....

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  8. Hi, Carol. I Love your page!!! So colorful, full of texture, and so full of energy! That's what we need for these long, cold winter days.
    Susan

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  9. I love your page. It couldn't be more bright and cheerful for a dreary part of the year.

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  10. Great job on this Carol... I really like the way you made it all work together and blend... You are definately on the right track here... This is your niche...

    Love, Deb

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  11. Your river really flows and sparkles and bubbles in this piece. I love it. It's nice to see such a sunny piece in the middle of the icy snowy winter. Love the sun and the tree and the bird.

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  12. Wow, you got an A plus in achievement. The texture is so is wonderful. I wonder if we will ever get above 10 here in Mn. Really nice piece. Julie C

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  13. Great page! I could just jump right into this picture especially with the sunshine! Oh, I miss it. Thanks for bringing it to us.

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  14. Wonderful tribute to your passion of bird watching. So much detail packed into that little space. I love that book too!

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