Friday, December 12, 2008

If you think you are behind...

I started an idea for the page format for September but because of a lack of love for it-- I have put it off and that made me put off every month since thinking I need to do that Idea.... Well I have come to terms with my creative self and have decided to scrap that idea so I am even further behind not having one page done as of yet. Ohh well, I know when that great light bulb moment hits I will be beading with a fury like no other and then I will be done in no time at all.
So many things are rolling around in my head, I need to just nail one of them down.
I have gotten to see first hand Mandi's pages-- they are ATC size. (we are both in the DBS and I saw them at a meeting) That inspired me to think harder and it also made me not want to scrap the work I have already done for Sept. (maybe I will incorporate it somehow) It also left me thinking that what I want to do is not solid beading-- I want to incorporate space and fabric and paper. I want to play LOL and make a big mess that creates a beauty in the process! I think I can, I think I can (chug, chug)


Robin said...

Hi Ralonda ~ Thanks for posting and for all your efforts with the BJP. The most important thing to remember is this:

It does not have to be perfect. And you do not have to be perfect either!

Also, they don't all have to be the "same"... you do not have to have a theme or a "look" that carries across all of your pieces... one can be solidly beaded, the next not... Everything is OK in this project... Even if you don't like what you do, it will be your teacher and your record of the process. Just let her roll and trust that the journey is the destination!

Please keep us posted! Cheers, Robin A.

pam T said...

Just jump in and start...! Sometimes I think that very first bead stitched in place is the hardest part of the whole page. Go with your gut... ;)
pam T

Lois B said...

Don't feel bad. I'm still not finished with 2007 yet!

Cathy W said...

Like Lois B above me, I've yet to finish my 2007 (the ideas are in my head, just need to get them onto BJPs & finished!)

I am still deciding shape & size for 2008, leaning toward bigger (ha!) than last year's postcard size (4" x 6") as I've learned that I enjoy a more spacious beading-style (love everyone else's gorgeous encrusted works!).

Oh, I feel better about my behind status just by posting this here!
Thanks & Happy Holidays!