Tuesday, November 4, 2008

October BJP -- Spirit

Here is my completed BJP for October. I struggled a bit with the lower left corner. That being said, in honor of today's election, I am calling it complete.

I include the poem I wrote during Robin's Bead Journal class. I'm not much of a poet but this method strongly influenced my piece. Writing the poem gave focus to my thoughts and helped me to translate those thoughts into my embroidery.Spirit

I am Spirit.

I live to be happy
though sometimes I cry.

I sing joyful in the morning.
I dance playful in the day.


My spirit bubbles up like a fountain
that cannot be contained by my
self-judgment.

My embroidery flows through me
and urges my spirit on.


I ebb into evening
and my river
stays bright.

My spirit glows in the darkness
like a crystal radiating
through a star-soaked night.


I awake to shine another day.

I am blessed.

I am Spirit.


28 comments:

Vicki W said...

It's absolutely beautiful! SO many wonderful details.

jessi said...

It's beautiful! I love how it turned out. :)

Carol said...

Of course I think the piece is absolutely beautiful. But....the presentation of the post steals the show. Very creative and imaginative. Cool.

a2susan said...

Wow, how incredibly powerful! Your work is gorgeous and so full of the spirit you write about.

Judy S. said...

Absolutely stunning, Susan! Wonderful poem, too. I love the way you included some embroidery with the beads.

shebaduhkitty said...

great detail shots! beautiful work

Barbara C said...

Beautiful! I really appreciate the close-ups of all the details.

beadbabe49 said...

thank you so much for sharing not only the beautiful piece and poem, but also the whole process of getting there!

Marty S said...

I love it! The beading is your poem without words. Going "outside the box" is very cool--it's the joy jumping out. There are lots of techniques her to inspire the rest of us.

And it's fun to read your blog.

Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Heather J. said...

WOW!!! It is gorgeous. It's amazing to see how it's evolved over the past month.

EMBELLISHER said...

This is a stunning piece. Your photographs are fantastic for all the details they show, I've never done beading like this, must give it a try sometime.Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

heidibeads said...

Awesome! Absolutely Awesome!

Angela said...

It turned out beautifully and is as full of spirit as you are. I am so glad that I got to meet you at the beginning of the month and see your last piece in person. Thanks for the photos, Angie

Jacquie said...

Very beautiful! So much to look at in both your pieces. I wonder if the portions which extend will be joined in the end to other pieces?Thank you for sharing the poem as well.

Cyndi L said...

That is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!

Allison Ann Aller said...

This is bursting with life, love, joy, beauty....and just terrific photography.
Susan, you are amazing.

Debra said...

The only thing better than seeing this version of your bead journal would be seeing you wearing a dress and holding your bead journal! *wink*

Monumental message in such a small space--that's very powerful. Thanks for the trip!

black bear cabin said...

whatever the struggle was in that corner, i didnt notice it! its stunning!

KV said...

Your photos are awesome! And this BJP piece is stunning . . .


Kathy V in NM

Tracey N. said...

This is stunning. I think you did a fabulous job and I think you truly captured the fountain. I love your bead choices, your color choices and your shape. I just love this piece. Great work. You should be very proud of it!

Wanda said...

Wow. Everything has so much meaning and beauty. And your poem is so beautiful. You really captured "it" in words.

Lynn said...

Fantastic Piece - the colors are so happy! I love it!!

Sabine said...

Your October piece and poem both are very, very beautiful. If you struggled with the lower left corner, this can certainly not be detected in the finished piece. I have to congratulate you on this work of art.

Sabine

Nancy K. said...

This is so gorgeous. I really like the close ups too.

pam T said...

Great page, great poem - you seemed to have caught the message of your poem perfectly with your beading. Very striking!

purplepaint said...

Oh this is awesome! Love all your upclose photos! Beautiful! Wish I could bead like this without my hands going numb and being in pain for months from it...

Robin said...

Your poem, your beading/stitching and your beautiful self are all one integrated and gloriously creative gift to the universe! Oh, yes, and add this post and the previous one (conversations with Jack) to the gift as well. Thank you Suz... you make my heart sing! Hugs, Robin A.

fulviastudio.com said...

I will be brief: WOW !

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