Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bead Journal February

Sculpted the little birds from polymer clay.
The inside is a rectangle of purple and greenish polymer clay glued to the Lacy Stiff Stuff. I did not cover the fold area with any polymer clay. I tried something different and covered that area with strips of embroidery thread applied with glue.
With a permanent marker, I drew in some darker areas in the embroidery thread to indicate a shadow, and then added some little purple beads here and there.
I printed out the picture from last Wednesday of the tree, glued it on the polymer and then drew me shooing away the birds of sadness.
Expressing my feelings through an art piece is giving me a visual affirmation (instead of a verbal). I'm finding that shooing the birds away is taking an enormous amount of effort, enormous. But working on January's and February's Bead Journal Pieces are certainly helping me start the process of accepting what I cannot change. Don't get me wrong, I have 99% joy in my life and I express my gratitude daily. But I don't want to ignore the pain from that nest of birds. When you ignore things, they don't go away, they get worse. When you reach 62 and your health is not that great, you take stock of your life and what is left. Taking stock and being accountable is not easy; especially when making amends is not possible. So, bear with me on the Bead Journal Wednesdays when I am allowing myself to shoo some birds.

6 comments:

abeadlady said...

This is terrific! It made me think of my neighbor and myself trying to shoo the crows out of our trees. They nest there at night and are incredibly noisy.

Magpie Sue said...

These are so cool! Isn't it wonderful that even when you have mastered so many different media and can use them so effectively there is still something to be gained from art making? Keep shooing those birds of sadness away to make room for the birds of happiness to make their nests!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i just love this!

Its All About Creating said...

Thank you all.

Robin said...

I love that proverb... so true and said in such a delightful way! You're welcome to shoo all the birds you want! Yay!

Robin A.

JoTee said...

colorful and bright, love your polymer clay art also.