Wednesday, 23 January 2008

January TIF/BJP

Sense of direction

This is my January effort for the Bead Journal Project and the Take it Further challenge. Remember I was going to do a potato plant using the colours of TIF and inspiring myself from this design of the website Tête à modeler :

However, January is the month of resolutions and beginnings. I have spent a lot of time thinking about Christine Kane's suggestion of choosing just one word for the year and explore what it means to you. As I couldn't make my mind, it occured to me that what I need at the moment and have been needing for some time is a sense of direction. So my little potato flower transformed itself in a kind of 8 points compass rose - that was the idea anyway. Maybe it looks more like an Impatiens flower bud.In the process, I took much much more space than for my usual BJP pieces, which I have found annoyangly small lately. Impatience, need for space, confusion and sense of direction have been my themes for the month.

I am also preparing for a retreat beginning of February, and this piece mirrors the one I did for October BJP after my last retreat.


fiona d said...

I really like this - both the design and the symbolism.

stellou said...

I was so looking forward tosse your potato project that I can't help feeling a bit cheated ( rats I will have to draw my potato fairy now!!!!)
HAving said that this is very elegant and I like it very much.


Hélène H said...

Thanks Fiona :o)

Stellou, potato fairy ? I definitely want to see that one ! xxx

jacqui said...

simply but direct, beautiful, really beautiful

Tally said...

Hi Hélène,
this is very pretty.
I like the simplicity of your piece; it's not overdone.
Yes, each part for itself and all together.
As usual :-) thanks for your nice words.

KV said...

Your page is so lovely and delicate, Helene!

Kathy V in NM

Hélène H said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments !