Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hello Everyone

This is my first post to the BJP08 blog and my first post to any blog. I have so much to learn about blogging. That sounds so funny to me, because I head up an IT department. When you do that, people tend to think you know everything about every thing computer related. Way back when I started, I knew most of the important stuff. Now, I hire kids who are a lot smarter than I am. But, enough of that.

In the way of introduction, I am a 54-year old making her way through life. I was married for 28 yrs, divorced, and now live with the true love of my life, Jeff.
I've been an artist/craftsperson for as long as I can remember, love being outdoors, reading, sewing, beading, knitting, crocheting, crazy quilting, cooking, playing with the neighborhood children, blowing bubbles, and cuddling with my minature dachshund, Wylie, and chocolate. I've lived all over the U.S. and in Italy. And finally, the day I do not learn something new is a wasted day.

I thought long and hard about a theme for my bead journaling. Ultimately, it came down to the questions I've been asked or have asked, an quotes that started contemplation and meditation on answers or responses. The contemplation continues and the answers change or elude me altogether. I thought the journal could help the contemplative process. Guess we'll find out. September's question is "What were you like when you were a child?" So I've gathered bits and pieces I still have from my childhood and we will see what comes out of it all.

8 comments:

beadbabe49 said...

hi melodie! what a great idea for the year's theme! I'll be looking forward to seeing how you imagine it!

KV said...

Welcome, Melodie! Your idea sounds terrific . . .


Kathy V in NM

pam T said...

Hi Melodie!
Sounds like you are going to have a year of true learning... isn't it great to be able to do it in beads? Looking forward to seeing your work!
pam T

Lois B said...

"...the day I do not learn something new is a wasted day." I feel just the same way! Life is about discovery.

Robin said...

Welcome to the BJP and to blogging, Melodie! You did a great job with your first post... even gave it labels! I love your idea of answering questions, or at least exploring your thoughts about them, through your BJP pieces... I'm sooooooo looking forward to seeing your completed Sept. page! Robin A.

Hélène H said...

what a wonderful post ; moving and inspirational ! thank you.

freebird said...

Hi Melodie. Hope to see your work soon. You've posted to a blog now. Are you going to start a blog? They are easy especially for a woman of your background!! Don't let those youngsters outdo you. Get a blog and we can see how your pages look.

Pursuing Art... said...

Hi Melodie...your theme sounds wonderful and I am looking forward to seeing where it takes you!

~Lisa ;-)