April BJP

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


The last 7-8 months of my life I've been taking a lot of risks and when I found this little plaque in my bead box I thought it'd make a nice statement for April. One of the risks I've been taking is around writing. April is National Poetry Month and I joined National Poetry Writing Month to commit to writing a poem every day. I did it but it was difficult at times. Putting my feelings into poetry feels very risky to me!

I don't know if you'll see arrows or vines. They are supposed to be arrows but they do look rather viney! I was trying to figure out what to put on after I added the plaque and doodling came to mind. When I doodle on paper I draw arrows branching out so I tried to replicate that. I think these are prettier than the arrows I generally doodle! I embellished them a little because I wanted this piece to look pretty. I used my favorite color, pink, in different shades and the silver because I thought it contrasted nicely. I guess I was trying to make risk look pretty. . .

13 comments:

Carol said...

did you ever wonder why you doodle vining arrows going off in all directions?

I laugh when people talk about doodle art. Some people's doodling IS art.

Mine is flowers and not very good ones LOL.

This is a pretty piece. I don't know what your arrows represent but I like the piece.

Pretty risky!

Barbara said...

Your post made me realize I never doodle. I don't know why, but I'm beginning to think I'm missing something. I especially like the way you framed the piece with a border of beads and threads. Lovely!

robin michelle said...

Carol: I try not to think about why I doodle arrows, I'm afraid it has some deep meaning that says something weird about me! I'm not sure what they represent either, maybe just going off in different directions?

Barbara: You can try doodling arrows now!

Thanks both of you for the comments!

Cyndi L said...

Oh you clever girl! I saw arrows right away, and then I read your post and started seeing vines. What an interesting and meaningful piece :-)

Karin said...

I love the "doodling" - I love that you're just doing the things that are front of mind.

Robin said...

YES!!!! Take risks, write lots of poems, take more risks... it IS pretty... pretty exciting, pretty challenging, pretty awakening and pretty special!!!! I'm so proud of you... Bravo!!!!!

Robin A.

robin michelle said...

Cyndi: Thanks! I'm glad you saw the arrows first!

Karin: Thank you!

Robin: Thanks so much, your comment really made me feel good! Sometimes the risks are pretty scary but still worth it!

Marty S said...

When we take a risk, we often go in unexpected directions. I saw arrows, too, and I like your colors.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

robin michelle said...

Thanks Marty! That's a good point, risks don't always move in a straight line and can end up where we didn't plan. Thanks for the reminder!

Robbie said...

what an interesting piece!! Very pretty!!! Very nice!!!

robin michelle said...

Thanks Robbie!

LissC said...

Great piece! Thank you for sharing the story behind it. I am always interested in what the inspiration was behind the artists piece. I think seeing how others express their emotions helps me to understand more about how I express my own in my work.

Have a fantastic day!

robin michelle said...

Thank you Liss! I agree with you - it's great to hear about the inspiration. I love reading about how other people are creating their BJP's!

 
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