Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Life is Not Black and White


I am beginning to pull together beads for a piece I am really looking forward to doing. "Life is Not Black and White". Since this will be my first improvisational beading piece, I have no idea where I will begin or what direction the beads will take. But, shored up with encouragement from friends and bearing the banner of Robin Atkins "JUST DO IT" -- soon I will take the first step, attach that first bead -- and away I go. Above is a photo of the beads I have collected so far -- I know I need more -- different shapes, shades of black, white, gray, etc. but I may just go ahead and begin and see where it goes.

4 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

That is quite the assortment of beads!! I like the fishies best:)

Good luck with your project...

Robin said...

Yummmmmm! What a way to start on a fascinating theme! I hope you'll post in-progress pictures. If you have my book, One Bead at a Time, which it sounds like you do, maybe you'll even write a few poems inspired by your work. I think (especially with a subject like this) that poems keep the energy of your work coming from your heart where the real stuff is.

Is that overkill? I hope not... anyway, thanks for commenting on my blog... I hadn't known about yours and am delighted to be here!

Robin said...

Ooops. Egg on my face... I didn't realize you are Jackie.. and I have admired your spirit dolls, other beading and previous blog posts... Duh. Anyway, I'm glad to be back and glad you're headed into your first improvisation bead embroidery piece. Hope you'll sare some of your journey!

konj said...

great blog!! :D

keep it nice!

saudations