My master plan for the 2010 Bead Journal Project was to match each month's needleweaving to the seasons here in Santa Fe.
April was a bit of an odd month. Winter one moment with grey skies & snow falling then the sun shining & birds singing 15 minutes later. But, in spite of the fact that winter doesn't really seem to want to let go this year, the trees are budding, the flowers are starting to bloom & the birds are building their nests.
The brain child of Robin Atkins, the first Bead Journal Project, which began in June of 2007, included 241 women and 1 man who were dedicated and committed to creating 12 bead journal pages, one per month, for a year.
The BJP is all about visual journaling using any media and techniques, providing it includes some beading. We are free to structure our bead journal pages any way we want, as long as all 12 are the same size.
The current years' Bead Journal Project runs from January 2010 through December 2010. This blog is a means by which we may support each other in process, techniques and design. Participants (many with links to their personal blogs or websites) are listed below.