Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Coming back to blogland

I have set my mind to trying this again. I was having such a hard time getting logged in I lost interest. Now it goes directly to the dashboard, go figure.

I have been keeping very busy these winter months. I am still beading away, painting birdhouses, making my back splash tiles for the kitchen...about 250 tiles, doing mosaic pots and remodeling the office and bedroom.

My August page is called Transformation. The snake symbolizes transformation. Transformation happens whether it hits you like a rock or blows by you like the wind on a blade of grass. Whether you think your on the right path or feel like you are out on a limb, it will happen.

My September page is called Dreams. I used a zipper for the wings along with some Angelina fiber. Starting to feel light at heart again after such a hard spring. The heart break doesn't go away, it just gets easier to deal with.

My October page is called Roots. I feel that knowing what anchors me keeps my sanity. Knowing the difference between your reality and your dreams, what you can change and what you have no control of.

My November page is almost done and December and January are in the works. I have this week off and hope to be caught up. I will be using size 11's instead of my favorite 15's, it will go a little faster.

Have a great day


Barb said...

Beautiful pages! Well worth waiting for. I loved them all.

KV said...

Good to see you post again, Judi.

These pages are most rich in both meaning and execution of beadwork. You did a terrific job! How is that light box working?

Kathy V in NM

a2susan said...

It is so good to hear from you and see your pages. I hope your heart is healing after your difficult spring.

The Lone Beader said...

Great job on the snake! I love it! :D

beadbabe49 said...

it's wonderful to see several pages together...they make a great whole.

Hélène H said...

I love the symbols and I find your pages beautiful.

Hélène H said...

I love the symbols and I find your pages beautiful.

Denise said...

Oh Judi, as usual, your beading is wonderful! I love the idea of the zippers for the wings of the dragon fly! I love the angelina fibers too - they just sparkle! The snake is great - such dimension.
I'm really glad you kept up with this, I love your beading!
Cheers, Denise

Judi D said...

Thank you Barb.

Hi Kathy, It was nice to not have to hassle posting! I took these pictures using the light box, I really like it. Thanks for taking a look:)

Thanks Susan, life is peaceful now. A big void, but peaceful.

D...he is a favorite for sure, he has pipe cleaners in him, hubbies idea. His name is Spike. You have been doing some pretty incrediable work as well!

Thank you beadbabe, the pages look great hanging on the wall together.

Thank you Helene.

Thank you Denise, it is so nice to have this venue to express my thoughts and feelings. I am glad I have kept up too. Your pages are looking great as well! BTW, I have your dollie and will get her in the mial by Monday.

Robin said...

I'm so glad you're back, Judi! And these are amazing pieces, each wonderful in its own way. As Kathy V says, they're rich in meaning, yet gorgeous as designs. WOW! What a cool idea to use zipper teeth to outline the dragonfly wings! Also, I love the way you draped the snake over sticks, and the way her head rests in the light. What is the fiber used for the lower half of your roots piece? It's so right on!

Robin said...

PS... I forgot to mention that the pieces are clickable to enlarge, and it's well worth it to see the details and excellent technical skills.

Judi D said...

Hi Robin, thank you for taking a look. I am looking forward to your new book.
The fiber in the Root page is actually black velvet with gold glimmer.

Kiwi Ellen said...

Oh my, shame on my for not visiting your blog sooner I hadn't seen these either Judi & they are delightful!!!!

Kiwi Ellen said...

Oh my, shame on my for not visiting your blog sooner I hadn't seen these either Judi & they are delightful!!!!