Saturday, December 29, 2012

2013 Bead Journal Project

Bead Journal Project 2013

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!!




9 comments:

Thoughtfulhands said...

Very cool Tracey, can't wait to see your first month.

Have a Wonderfully Blessed New Year!

Theresa

Carol said...

Great idea. Looking forward to seeing your birds adn the accompanying photographs!

K Hutchinson said...

I am so excited to see what you do! Your photographs are amazing! I love the bluebirds! So pretty! Love you bunches!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

great in-flight shot!!
Blue Birds nest in my yard. We have been lucky in the last few years to have two broods each spring. I thought they disappeared to the south in the winter, but I have been on vacation the last few weeks and find the family returns for meal worms every day around 1:00. I am thrilled. I'll be posting pics, but none as great as yours

Lies Koster said...

I love your pictures and it seems to be a great idea to make bird-bead-projects for BJP, BUT 3" x 5"... seems to be very BIG to me. I'm afraid you will not be able to find any time for bird watching in nature anymore...

Amy said...

I LOVE birds! I can't wait to see what you create!!

Robin said...
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Robin said...

Good news, Tracey, that your life is on the upswing, with the sadness and tragic events of 2012 behind you.

I love, love, love your idea of doing birds, especially birds you have seen with your own eyes and photographed!

You are sooooooooooooo lucky to have seen Eastern bluebirds! OMG... I've always wanted to see them.

I'm looking forward to seeing your January piece.

Jay said...

What wonderful idea!! And I love your bluebird photos. We have them here too and I just love them!!!