Hello, everyone! I'm Marty S from Western Michigan. This is my second year in the BJP. Although I was a little apprehensive starting last year, I found the BJP very rewarding, both in process and product. It was a real treat to see everyone's wonderful beading and to feel that I got to know some of the other members. I know from the posts so far that 2010 will be another wonderful year.
After considerable dithering (It happens to the best of us...), I decided to stay with the same size page for another year. A 2.75 inch square worked very well. It was large enough for design variety but small enough that I could complete each page and still have time for other projects. Well, except for the February page, but I had good intentions and a rationalization that confused nearly everyone.
I use Lacy's Stiff Stuff as a foundation, and I paint it to match the main color of the beads. I lean strongly toward a monochromatic palette, but I may try more color variety this year.
My blog is Crackpot Beader. Come on over if you want to see what I've been doing. I haven't started on the January page, but I just posted a new little beaded doll. And I'll have another doll up tomorrow when there's better light for a photo. It's cold and snowy outside, but warm and welcoming at my blog.