11/10/08

Fall BJP Finished




I've finished my autumn bjp pieces....I'd spent the last couple of weeks not doing much beading due to teddy's passing and other issues and yesterday it felt like a dam broke and I just kept on going until the last two months were beaded and backed. They all have a plain black cotton back with a small sleeve at the top and I'm handing them from some old chopsticks I got at a garage sale.
The last piece (or first in blogger's reverse order) is november and it has a small gold cat charm sitting by a magenta stream with two small gold birdies watching him and being watched...and the name teddy, over the shell oval the stream is pouring out from. A couple of days before he died, teddy walked out to the little stream (runoff from the hills) in our back yard and sat in the sun in his favorite spot under one of the curly willows.
Now I can finished the blue piece and start a couple of pieces I promised to friends months ago....luckily my friends are all patient!

17 comments:

kudzu fire said...

Lovely page. I like the bead work you display. Angel blessings.

Brenda said...

I love the new "style". Your textile choices are fabulous.
On a different note, I just want to say how sorry I am about Teddy's crossing. They are so much a part of our life, your tribute to him is so special.

Robin said...

Oh Bobbi!!! Look at what you've done! They're fabulous, especially November's piece. I know it's more special because it holds all your love for and connection with Teddy, but also I see that you're getting more comfortable with the relationship between manipulated fabrics and beads as you move along in the series. Are you finding the larger size daunting at all? I also contemplated going larger, but at the last minute decided not to change from last year. It will be exciting to watch how this develops for you. Also, I love your gem faire purchases... drool, drool, drool! Thanks for this wonderful post!

Hugs, Robin A.

Robin said...

Forgot to mention how much I LOVE your new header... The OR coast picture was stunnig, but these little houses are sooooooooooooooo perfect for your blog!!!!! Robin A.

LJ said...

How beautiful, Bobbi. I just love that bottom one to death.

Marty S said...

Lovely pieces that go so well together. And I love your houses at the top.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Sunni said...

As always Bobbi your work is so fascinating. I love just studying your designs. Its so hard to lose our pets, they are so like children.
For me my bead work is a way of healing so I am glad your back to beading.
Big Hugs,
Sunni

Tracey N. said...

Your pieces are lovely Bobbi. I so sympathise with you on your loss. After having almost lost my fur-baby last month, and now dealing with his kidney failure is devastating. I am so sorry you lost your baby. Your tribute to your beloved Teddy is beautiful!

Sabine said...

Teddy will be watching you from Cat Heaven, knowing you remember him lovingly.

I like all your three pieces very much, indeed.

Best wishes,
Sabine

KV said...

Exquisite work as always, Bobbi! Today is the second anniversary of our Sassy Cat's passing -- he was nineteen years old. He is still a part of our life in so many ways . . .


Kathy V in NM

pam T said...

Love your fall pages! I am so sorry about your kitty... all pets become so much a part of one's life it is so very hard to see them leave.

Pursuing Art... said...

Oh Bobbi...I love what you did with November, it's perfect and so peaceful. What a beautiful piece and tribute to Teddy. I know it will be one that you will always cherish. I loved seeing all three pieces together...they are just lovely!!!

~Lisa ;-)

abeadlady said...

I was sorry to hear of your beloved kitty passing. I know what a loss it is to you.
Love your pages. This is going to be an interesting year in BJP.
Arline

heidibeads said...

Bobbi! these are wonderful the movement and texture and everything is just beautifully done!

freebird said...

Wow. They really all go together so well. What a great way to do this months page- for Teddy. Really nice work and it's really quite unique.

beadbabe49 said...

thank you all so much for your kind and understanding comments about teddy and the bjp pieces...your support has made this challenge a huge gift to me, both last year and this year...

robin, I think it's actually easier to do the fabric manipulation in the larger pieces...and I'm thinking of doing some larger yet...never thought I'd be going bigger...I'm usually just drawn to the miniature. New directions and inspiration are always exciting!

Hélène H said...

Beautiful pages. Did you explain somewhere what the coloured bands mean to you ? I find them very attractive.