11/7/07

November Finished


I can hardly believe we're half way through the bjp year already....it's been such an amazing experience and we have a whole 6 months more of fun & inspiration!

This one feels like it has everything but the kitchen sink in it, but then, it's been that kind of a month and it's only the first week of it!

I turned 58 this month, I have the three abalone chips to signify three threes in my life...my birth family was 3, my own family (married) is three and we now have 3 cats (up from our usual 2)...I love the double moon faces...one set awake and one asleep or one alert and one meditating or one happy and one serene....I see all of those moods, etc. in the moon faces.
The bugle and tracks record all the walking I've been doing lately and all the walking I hope to do in the future...
The pearls and shell beads signify my life by and love of the ocean...and the sea swirl in the left corner records one of the few patterns I've ever needed. The skull signifys the dead of the dead and the anniversary of our being in mexico for it, 30 plus years ago...and finally the little scorpion is my "sign"....yep....guess that's about it.

16 comments:

Grace said...

Bobbi,
It's wonderful, I love how you incorporated all the significant little pieces into it, I especially love the swirly thing that you had to have.

A very happy belated birthday wish to you!

Robin said...

Oh yes, indeed! I do like this one very much... the colors, the moon faces, the walking path... plus it's so peaceful and complete feeling. Yay!

vivage said...

Sweet piece/sweet peace. I love bone moon faces and I love all the symbolism in your piece.

abeadlady said...

This is a stunner! The colors, backround fabric and all your special momentos are a wonderful combination. WOW!
Arline

Nancy K. said...

Just beautiful. I love the faces and the walking path and the special beading in the left corner. Everything fits in well together wth the abalone pieces.

Hélène H said...

Very nice piece ! (and many happy returns)

beadbabe49 said...

thanks, grace! I usually celebrate my birthday for about a week, so you're not belated at all...;)

thanks, robin, vivage, arline, nancy and helene...I was going for serene so I'm glad it came across.

Night Beader said...

Hi Beadbabe,

I love this piece! It is soothing and peaceful. Takes me back to my San Diego vacation in June. Thank you for sharing this page with us and the textures look very nice.

Beadily yours
Susan Feldkamp
Night Beader

KV said...

Almost sorry to see this page finished, Bobbi -- it has been a pleasure watching it take shape. May your new birthday year be as serene and peaceful as this page.

Kathy V in NM

Beadin' Gram said...

This has to be my favorite of your BJP's. For many reasons -- it commemorates your birthday, the colors are to die for and your use of the various bead and cabs is just breathtaking. The path is a bit reminiscent of Basho, don't you think? Just wonderful.

beadbabe49 said...

thanks, susan, kathy and jackie!

I feel the same way, kathy....this was one of the easiest pages for me to do...it just kinda flowed out...

yes, I think you're right, jackie...and speaking of basho...time to get back to it or I won't be done by august!

artandtea said...

Hi Bobbi,
Your November piece is so luminous and full of life. I just love the colors and all of the special meaning associated with each piece you placed down. The walking tracks are great!
-Karen

ACey said...

I agree with Karen's choice of word to describe this page - 'luminous'. It also looks so serene and inviting - your personal journey invites us to take one of our own as we examine the details. Happy birthday!

The Lone Beader said...

The pearls and shells are so beautiful. Nice work!

Szarka's said...

That is absolutely precious. You are an artist in the truest sense of the word.

Szarka

beadbabe49 said...

thank you!