Tuesday

September BJP

SEPTEMBER TAG
"DURANGO DREAMS"
My September BJP is done, I wanted to leave a lot of space for the fabric to show because I like the batik look. Since I messed it up in the very beginning and put on the fabric back before I beaded the tag, it was a tough one to bead and hide the thread so it didn't show on the back. What was I thinking??? Just a little too anxious to get it started maybe? I certainly know better!!! Progress PHOTOS and daily thoughts are on a separate page if you'd like to see those too. This tag began as simply a dark blue background to represent the sapphire birthstone of September, my birth month. It progressed just a teeny bit into a small statement of love since my niece was married this month as well. Dark green and olive are the colors representing the beautiful pine trees in Colorado. I have a small Durango charm attached above the center beaded heart and way down below I put in two white hearts to represent each of them and their dreams for the future. I had big plans for the tags hole and had wanted to bead some strands to thread throught it, but oh well...I have 11 more months to do something different like that for another tag. I beaded a teeny leaf to hang from the ribbon and fabric strands which you can't see. It's not too complicated, but since it is my first month with BJP I'm still evolving and testing out new techniques.

13 comments:

goooooood girl said...

Very fine......

pam T said...

Very, very nice! I like the colors!

heidibeads said...

I like the tag idea and love the batik showing through. Nice!

KV said...

This is wonderful! You have captured the feeling of Durango perfectly -- it is one of my favorite mountain spots, too . . .


Kathy V in NM

Barb said...

That's *so* beautiful! I love doing it as a tag, too. Very cool!

Carol said...

I think its pretty creative to take the fabric (which is beautiful) bead the pattern on it, yet still be able to sybolize as you did. Very nice piece.

Mountain Salt Studio said...

How very clever to use a tag - And this first one is luscious!

Diane

Robin said...

This is my first visit to your BJP blog... I very much enjoyed reading your posts and TOTALLY LOVE your idea of using the tag shape, which could also be a tall house, and house can be soul... so no wonder I love your piece!!! I'll be following you month to month with pleasure!

Robin A.

Pursuing Art... said...

Your September page is wonderful! I love the simplicity of your piece and allowing the batik to show through! You did a great job with your beadwork to represent "Durango Dreams"...lovely! I, too, like the shape and size you chose for this year!

I look forward to seeing your future pages!

Have a nice weekend...~Lisa ;-)

Jacquie said...

Thank you all for the encouraging comments!!! It always lifts the spirit!

CC said...

Beautiful! I love the combinations of textures & color! Great work!
Warmest aloha,
CC

freebird said...

I think you did a great job. I like your format also. I do silly mistakes like yours and I know better too but they still happen. It's hard to plan everything out in advance. I think you were right in letting some of the pretty fabric show through too. What a great beginning.

Hélène H said...

Beautiful