Monday, February 1, 2010

Happy New Year and a new year of BJP

With this new BJP I have chosen to run with a theme this year. With all the nasty things that happened last year, I've decided to focus on a meditative theme, often with a historical basis.

For January, I have been working on what could be the origin of the labyrinth form, based on concentric circles. While I'm not quite finished I thought I should post something, so the first photo shows the frame I made for the ultrasuede square I'm working on.



This I where I've managed to get to, but I have an exam today, and a couple of big assignments for tomorrow, so it will have to wait another couple of days...



Wow, it photographs better than I thought! I was afraid that the actual labyrinth form would get lost, but it's easier to see on the screen than in my hands! Cool...

11 comments:

Barbara said...

Beautiful, and with so much precise beading! I'm finding my backing must be very stable in order to achieve that precision, so I will not be using things like Pelon or paper that's too thin. I must try ultrasuede! Congratulations, this is beautiful!

Sharkeysday said...

I love it and I adore the cluster of beads at the bottom!

Holly B said...

This is a really nice piece for both sides of my brain to appreciate. I'll bet you are having fun.

Cyndi L said...

I love how the beads are "spilling" out of the bottom! What a great image :-)

Carol said...

Look at it long enough and all sorts of new things appear. Definitely a meditation piece!

abeadlady said...

I'm with Cyndi on this one. The beads spilling out is a great touch. Looking forward to seeing the final version.

Whytefeather said...

Beautiful! I've always loved labyrinths, some year I want to have a stone one in my yard surrounded by a grove of trees. Wishing you peace and joy as you bead and that it spills over to all things in your life just as it spilling forth from your labyrinth.

Robin said...

ou say cool, but I say HOT, as in right on!!!!! You're not the first to bead a small labyrinth and it's not easy at all... to get the whole sense of the journey in such a little space and make it look all even and perfect!!! I'm so impressed. I bet you like to trace the path with your finger... That would be so meditative and calming! Robin A.

robin michelle said...

This is beautiful! I agree with other commenters, the beads spilling out at bottom are wonderful!

Magpie Sue said...

Good job! Are you planning to bead the whole background?

Barb said...

Oh, I love labyrinths! It's absolutely wonderful and beautifully done. Have you seen the finger labyrinths you can do for meditation? Since I love sliding my fingers over beads, anyway...

It's great!