The final page in my bead journal is Beltane, the May celebration of life bursting out. I used the symbolism of the scarab (self-creation), the spiraling shell (growth), and the butterfly (the soul) as emblems of the spring festival. The central figure is surrounded by the ribbons and flowers of the May pole.
And just when I thought I was actually finished with the BJP, I had this dream. I hate that, when I dream up more work for myself. I realized I still need to make a box to hold the pages. This would, of course, require "cover art".
This is one of my lunchboxes. This is the first stage with the base coat painted on. I'll be giving it another coat in a different color, then I'll be lining the box with black felt.
After I painted on the base coat, I thought - jeez, I hope they all fit in there - and they do!
So this will be the absolutely-positively-finally final page I do for the BJP 2007.
Also, I still need to make the purse for which all these pages are to be interchangeable flaps. I'm shooting for a done-and-done date of 15 June.