January Page Accompli
January's Bead Journal Page takes the Earth as its theme.
This is my eighth page for the Bead Journal Project. I chose the Element of Earth for my theme this month because this is the time of year when I must be more grounded, as I mentioned in a previous post.
On the left is my "squared away" self, smack in the middle of my recreation of a citrine geode. Like Violet Baudelaire, I find it hard to concentrate unless my hair is tied up. As you can see, even when I try to contain some part of myself, it has a tendency to do as it will. Madly.
On the right, from the bottom to the top, are the four pillars of the earth, with the four winds blowing over them. All of it capped with a replica antique Chinese coin of base metal - I tried to make it seem as though it were the centerpiece of a Zen garden (Inspiration #9).
So the page is of stones and glass and metal - all having their origin in the earth.
Finishing a page is a most excellent feeling. Even better is the next page on the horizon:
The February BJP: Imbolc, the Time of Healing, the Time of the Quickening Moon. Lots of wonderful correspondences here to play with.
I had a brainstorm this afternoon - I'm going to film this one as I work it up and post it here. Nothing like a really difficult technical challenge to get your brain rockin' into gear!