Wednesday, January 21, 2009

December Bead Project

Well December bead project is finally finished in January. The holidays and my schedule make it hard to do this every month, but I am determined to keep going. To know that others are also struggling can help - so you out there that are stuggling - keep on going. This is for each one of us and everytime I finish one it is a true joy. My grandbabies both want them, but I have told them not until all 12 are finished, then we will talk. One note I have done my beaded border on all 4 sides now, but did not take another picture.

I picked the seahorse because in December, 2007 I saw my very first one in an aquarium and was fascinated. They have a relative called a Sea Dragon that is more awesome than this and you should look it up on the internet if you have not seen one.

The next one I am doing is going to be either November or Januray. I will decide when I am finished with that one, because I took a picture the other day I may want to do for January. Decisions, decisions. It is so much fun to take a photo and see beadwork in the details.


Tracey N. said...

It looks real good from what i can tell. The enlarged view is kind of blurry though! Dont worry about being behind. I am working on january now, but skipped December, so I am behind a full month. Hopefully I will get done with january IN January!

Kiwi Ellen said...

Nice page even though the picture is a little blurry - I too love sea horses, so had to smile when I saw the subjet of your page - I am still catching uo as well so don't worry, bead happy ;)

Carol said...

Well, I have never seen a live seahorse except on the Animal Planet. I love yours. Well, the holidays put just about everybody behind. I am working on December now. And spring will come soon which always cuts beading time. Maybe I will put less beads on a page. Not sure yet. Who cares?, less beads, lagging don't matter!!..its beading and its fun and we love it. Don't stress..Bead Happy!!!

Robin said...

The way the colors unfolded on this one is really lovely, Brenda! As Kiwi Ellen said, the photo is a bit out of focus, but when I clicked to enlarge, the colors really pop. I agree that sea horses are magical creatures!

YES, it is quite difficult to keep up friendships, beading, quilting, pay enough attention to my husband, keep the house in some semblance of order, answer emails, etc. (And 5 inches with lots of beads is VERY ambitious.) YES, it is worth the effort. Yet I know what you mean about being just too tired to do it.

Oh well, we do what we can. I'm really glad you got this one finished and are feeling good about the next one.

Cheers, Robin A.

Pat said...

Brenda, YOU GO GIRL!!! I'm so proud of your montly beading are doing so well. Keep up your wonderful work. pat

brenco1 said...

Sorry everyone about the blurry photo- got to work on that one. I thank ya'll for your encouraging comments. Keep beading and have fun.

KV said...

Nice job on this piece, Brenda. Those colors just sing!

Kathy V in NM

pam T said...

Very lovely, Brenda! Thank you for sharing the story to go with, too!

Marty S said...

You are having too much fun! :-) We should all have art play dates! Lovely beading.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

happyjacqui said...

Your seahorse looks very winsome.

When I first saw it I thought it was a baby bird trying to fledge and then the 2nd feeling I had was that all the weight of the world was on its little shoulders.

Beautifully done.

heidibeads said...

Great seahorse. I'm thinking, beach, sunshine, swimming, no snow. This is a real thought provoking page. Love it!