Here it is the end of January and I have just barely finished up my January BJP. Really, its only the first month and here I am scrambling to get the very first piece done in time! But it is finished - except that I will be framing each piece once I complete more of them.
This piece was worked while snow piled up outside my North Carolina windows. The word for January was: Interlude - an itervening episode, period, space, etc. I decided to use 'time' as my representation for this word. I used a watch face with a charm face attached to it and also the inside workings of an old watch I had on hand. I love to work with time themes -- the whole idea of time fascinates me. Each season of the year seems to have its own time flow. In the winter time can move quite slowly. With no desire to go outside into the cold -- I find myself cocooning in my studio. This is the perfect 'time' to curl up with a good book, or to learn new bead embroidery stitches, or just watch the weather outside and be thankful that I have shelter, warmth, food and a comfy bed to curl up in when the day ends.
Now it is on to February's BJP -- my hand dips into the jar and pulls out a word. Nope I'm not telling what word it is yet... stay tuned.
"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time for that's the stuff life is made of." - Benjamin Franklin