Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Bead Embroidery ~ November BJP Finished!

Oh goodness, it's been such a long time with very few posts. My appologies all over the place. I've been missing the whole blog scene so much. Today I read all of the January posts on the BJP blog, and followed many links to blogs showing recent work by members... a totally awesome way to spend the day!!!!!!!

To make amends, I plan to write one post every day for the next 4 or 5 days. First I'll show you Nov, Dec and Jan BJP. Then, I'll post pictures of Thom's (my bro) recent BJP quilts. The last post will be about my new book. Guess I'm sort of an all or nothing kid, eh?

bead embroidery by Robin Atkins, bead journal project, november 07
My November BJP (above) is a bit unusual for me, more representational... fallen leaves of deep red color, rain, snow, harvest moon. At the same time, it was an odd month for me. Although there is much beauty in this season, the encroaching darkness and winter chill got under my skin a bit. Also I felt rather isolated and lonely, perhaps like the way the last leaf on a tree might feel.

Technically, it isn't a big deal. Yet I'm rather fond of it, especially of the sequin snow flakes.

15 comments:

  1. It's so good to see you here! As usual, I love this piece but then I love fall....and you've captured it all right here. Beautiful!!

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  2. Do you get stickers for posts? :)

    The sequin snowflakes are lovely, especially the layer of snow on the ground but I especially like the beaded rain.

    We have had more than our fair share of rain in the UK recently so I never thought I'd be saying 'oh, look at that lovely rain'

    CA

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  3. I was so happy to see a post on Beadlust on my reader - after so long.The Nov BJP is beautiful, I really like those transparent sequins and the bead edging for the page.
    Maya

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  4. Your November BJP piece is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

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  5. It's wonderful, Robin! I'm glad you're back and *so* looking forward to the new book. Loved the sequins, and really identified with the "last leaf" thought.

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  6. Very nice, and I love the moon face! :)

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  7. Can hardly wait to see the next two, AND thom's pieces AND more about the book!

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  8. Sequins are great! I've only recently discovered how much they can add :-)

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  9. lovely! It really has the spirit of winter!

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  10. Awesome, fun page!


    Kathy V in NM

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  11. Love this page... I especially LOVE the tree, which is one of my favorite things of all time...
    it's gorgeous!
    pam T

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  12. A perfect November page. I have 14 fruit trees and get a little sad watching the leaves fall, but my strawberries love the blanket.

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  13. I think you captured the feel of this season perfectly.

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  14. It looks like you are showing 3 different seasons. I like this piece.

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  15. I love this page! That tree hanging on to it's warmth, the curtain of cool weather coming in. It feels snuggly yet full of change happening. It reminds me of being indoors where it's warm watching the first real storm of the season swirl outside.

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