September BJP Done!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I finished my first one! I'm really excited about this and pleased with the way it came out. I'm anxious now to start on October which I plan to do tomorrow. Aside from small bead kits, this is my first ever beaded project and I love it! Maybe I'll start October tonight . . .

A short explanation: Each month's heart will be based on a poem that I like. This month is from Emily Dickinson.

After great pain, a formal feeling comes -
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs -
The stiff Heart questions was it He, that bore,
And Yesterday, or Centuries before?

The Feet, mechanical, go round -
Of Ground, or Air, or Ought -
A Wooden way
Regardless grown,
A Quartz contentment, like a stone -

This is the Hour of Lead -
Remembered, if outlived,
As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow -
First--Chill--then Stupor--then the letting go -


pam T said...

O! lovely! the poem goes perfectly with your page! Very nice; I am anxious to see subsequent months!

heidibeads said...

Congratulations! First one done and it is lovely! You should be proud. The poem fits it too. Keep going!

Brenda said...

Beautiful start! It will be fun to see what you come up with next.

Anonymous said...

Thank you all for the nice comments! I'm starting October today!

Mary Timme said...

Old Em said it well, did she not?

brenco1 said...

Great job!! This is a lovely piece and I enjoyed the poem. The blue is a very soothing color. Don't get discouraged about being only in Sept. You have to August and beyond to catch up with the rest of us who are also behind.

Julie said...

This is a very cool piece. I love the effect of the bugle beads. Its an interesting look. I may need to copy it somehow. I like the idea of doing it based on a poem. You should be proud.Julie C

KV said...

Lovely piece! Isn't it fun to work with a piece of poetry or literature that just spurs you on?

Kathy V in NM

Anonymous said...

I love your interpretation of the poem with this heart.

Well done for keeping going and creating such a wonderful page. It looks like you have sew down each bead individually randomly but in contradiction, it is a very controlled piece, quite a feat.

Look forward to seeing your next page and don't worried about keeping up, just keep the joy going.

robin michelle said...

Thanks so much - I appreciate the comments and support for my behindness!

Robin said...

I see you've beautifully captured the wooden way, the chill, stupor and letting go ~ the whole sense of the poem... how fabulous!!! Your decision to use the heart shape to represent poems you love is such a good idea. Will you be doing any Mary Oliver poems?

I'm very proud of you and look forward to more!!!

Robin A.

robin michelle said...

I may do a Mary Oliver poem. There are a number of hers that I really like. Thanks!

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