Saturday, 23 February 2013

BJP 2013 February ~ Ta-Dah

Snowdrops and snow were the inspiration for February and having a go at the fan pattern. So I started by collecting some beads.


Followed by using the fan pattern as the ground.

 
 
Then the snowdrops were added. Luckily I had some beads from an aunts old necklace that had a twist and looked just like snowdrop buds all rolled up.
 


Finally the snow and leaves were added. The first snowflake was actually going to be a pale winter's sun but as soon as I saw it I thought of those big fat snowflakes when you can see the shape and crystals. In fact it was my favourite part making each snowflake different.


Ta-dah. The finished leaf.


Love since it's February was the word at the back of my head. In fact I was thinking of a quote I thought I had included in a photograph album when our first child was born. However I just went to look for it and couldn't find it. The gist of it was about giving your child roots so they could fly. The fan pattern used for the ground is very much the secure loving foundations I had as a child and I hope that we have given the same to our children. Being with the people I love, doing the things I love to do and visiting the places I love is a joy and makes me who I am :)

10 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous piece. Love the the colors and textures. What a cool story to go along with this piece!

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  2. This is a fantastic piece. I love how the leaves are developing!

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  3. Wonderful balance and great use of the different type of beads - beautiful! It will be a couple months before we see snowdrops here on Mackinac.

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  4. Very, very beautiful. It has some wintery elements, but conveys hope of springtime, too. So comforting in grey, cold February!

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  5. Beautiful - lovely stitching

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  6. Been away for a week and it's so wonderful to come back and read these comments. Thank you :)

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  7. Beautiful! Love that you used the "snowdrops" from a family piece.

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  8. Just beautiful!!! And thanks for the comments about my BJP! Your leaves are going to make a fabulous work of art!!

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