As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have joined the 2013 bead Journal Project. I am hoping to be much more involved this year. Last year was tragic on so many levels for me, and I am hoping to wipe the slate clean, and start anew this year. As many of you know, I have many passions in my life. My family, my Shar Pei dogs, Nature, Beading, and Photography. I have decided to combine the last 3 of my passions for my BJP this year. I have always loved anything nature, and have been an avid bird watcher for many years. A little over a year ago, I invested in a much nicer camera, a Canon 60D, with the hopes of getting better results with my photography. I set out a couple days a week to walk in the woods, on a trail, or along the river to see what subjects I can find to photograph. In the past year, I have added over 60 new birds to my Audubon Life List! I have photographed each of them as best as I could. When trying to decide how to journal my experiences through the BJP, I decided to combine my photographs with beadwork (specifically bead embroidery) and document some of these new species of birds.
I will embroider 12 birds on Nicoles Beadbacking (love this stuff)! My size is yet to be determined, but I am thinking 3" X 5". My January piece will be an Eastern Bluebird. I first photographed these beauties last February and have loved them since. Below are a couple of my shots that I will base my piece on! Thank you for looking! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!