December 15th is the last day to register for the 2010 BJP...
If you're undecided, take a look at my blog, here. I just posted pictures of some of my favorite pieces from the past year of the BJP... 42 pictures (most click-to-enlarge)... work by 40 of our participants!!!! I was erratic at saving pictures, so I didn't get all of my favorites. Also some members don't have a blog or didn't post pictures to the website. However, the pictures I posted will give you some grand inspirations and incentives to join the 2010 BJP!!!!
My dear Mom took a turn for the worse a week ago and we thought her time among us was at an end. So my sister (who lives in Everett, WA) and I flew back to MN to be with her. Luck for us, she has rallied and we are spending some quality moments with her.
In the meantime, I've been having a little time to bead again with Julie, Pam and Brenda, all three BJP participants living in St. Paul, MN! Tomorrow we're going to Pam's for another session. We're having great fun talking about our ideas for BJP 2010. Brenda's working on a special beaded box that will hold her 2010 pieces. I won't spill the beans about it, but it's going to be amazing! Pam's talking about wanting more texture, more dimension to her pieces. Julie is still very undecided. Me too, although I have lots of ideas and I'm pretty sure I'll do some shape other than 4x6, the postcard shape I've been using for the past two years.
What about YOU????????
Will you be with us? I hope so!!!! There are only 5 more days to register. Really, truely, it is not hard. If the registration information on our website seems to difficult or doesn't work on your computer, just email Pam T or me and tell us you want to be in. We'll take care of it.
One current member emailed me to say she hadn't finished this year's pieces yet and therefore felt she shouldn't do it again. My answer is this: Don't be bogged down by last year's business... If you think you'd like to try it again, go for it. Let 2008-09 rest and move on!!!
May you all have a deliciously wonderful holiday season. May your stockings be filled with fabulous beads!
Okay, so it's been a couple weeks since I did an update… call me lazy or busy or whatever you like!
We are getting LOTS of new registrants! Please, oh please, past participants, get your registrations in!!! You only have till December 15th to register and we don't want to lose you!
Since Sunday November 22nd, 36 people registered:
29 NEW participants AND 7 RETURNING participants.
Homes: North Carolina: 3; Arizona: 3; Louisiana: 1; California: 2; Ohio: 4; Ontario, Canada: 3; Australia: 2; Washington: 4; New Mexico: 1; France: 2; Texas: 1; Wisconsin: 1; South Carolina: 1; Missouri: 1; Turkey: 1; Oklahoma: 1; Tennessee: 1; Washington DC: 1; Illinois: 1; New Jersey: 1 and Florida: 1
Total registration so far: 214!!!
I will not post again until registration closes on the 15th… Once again, if you have not received your confirmation, please make sure you let me know AND/OR check your spam filter for your email. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you are all doing well and keeping busy finishing up your 2008-2009 BJP, planning for the 2010 BJP, and getting your Holiday preparations in order!!! Have a great week…
Blog #1 Blog #3 We have three BJP blogs because Blogger only allows 100 authors per blog. We have 260 members, so in order for everyone to be able to post, we need 3 blogs. We hope you'll visit and comment on all three.
A step by step tutorial on how to set up your own blog can be found here.
About the Bead Journal Project
The brain child of Robin Atkins, the first Bead Journal Project, which began in June of 2007, included 241 women and 1 man who were dedicated and committed to creating 12 bead journal pages, one per month, for a year.
The BJP is all about visual journaling using any media and techniques, providing it includes some beading. We are free to structure our bead journal pages any way we want, as long as all 12 are the same size.
The current years' Bead Journal Project runs from September, 2008 through August, 2009. This blog is a means by which we may support each other in process, techniques and design. Participants (many with links to their personal blogs or websites) are listed below.
Bead Journal Project Information
Visit the Bead Journal Project website! Visit the 2008 BJP member pages, a gallery of completed work by members who have finished 8 or more pages during the first year of the project.
The 2008-09 BJP, starts with September and continues through August of 09. Guidelines for participation may be found here. To be an official member and to post to this blog, you must have registered prior to August 15, 2008.
We have our own BJP Flickr group, where we can post pictures of our work. This is a good way for members who do not have a personal blog to post pictures. Also, you can see many BJP pieces by different members in one place. You must "join" Flickr to post your pictures.
Due to limitations of Blogger, there are three ongoing blogs to document the Bead Journal Project this year. Here are links to all three blogs: