Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Work In Progress - First Page, Pt. 1


Here's the first part of my first page, inexpertly scanned. Oddly, though my life is presently out of control in many, many directions, this is the most quiet and well-mannered piece I have ever done. I'm not sure what that's about, but it's interesting.

I started out with the green spiral bead, and it grew from that. I'm not sure whether it will stop at the left-hand curl, or keep growing out toward my thread border. I'm thinking to set a page size, and then mount the beadwork on that, so that the "live" beaded areas can vary a little in size within that framework. That way I don't have to be completely consistent as to image size, just in case the image wants to be larger or smaller.

It has been very calming and sane-making to stop and bead a few minutes every so often, and so far I'm making good progress. We'll see how it goes as things get more intense on the house front...

12 comments:

Robin said...

Good idea about the size!

Tally said...

That's beautiful so far.
How good that you found something calming in this busy time.
Hello from Hamburg
:-Tally-:

beadbabe49 said...

It's lovely...and I also like the idea of varying the size of the actual beading...

Grace said...

Beautiful! Love the colors.

Kiwi Ellen said...

Great start - How nice that the beading is giving you a quiet place, interesting that the spirals emerged, I see them as nice positive energy..

Denise said...

That is looking great! I love the curls!
Cheers, Denise

Jodie said...

Gorgeous!

Shari M said...

Looks wonderful to me, Lois. Well done.

Hélène H said...

Love it too !

freebird said...

Do you draw your swirls on the cloth or is that purely freehand? It's amazing!

Lois B said...

I let the design grow, and if it wants big spirals like these, I'll sketch in a path for them. I don't always follow that path, though, hence the blue lines up in the right corner. Sometimes I just bead the spirals, and they usually come out okay...

Heidi AKA Snowrose said...

After reading how busy things are for you, your work for the BJP is very peaceful & soothing to the eyes. I hope this continues to be as peaceful and relaxing experience for you as it should be without question! I forgot all about the project and if it weren't for Kiwi Ellen, I would have forgotten for sure. So I will start my piece this week. I know what I'm doing and just need to get some things to get it going. I'll post my stuff within the next few weeks. I look forward to reading how this months' work continues to make you feel! :-)