Wednesday, June 4, 2008

May BJP


I'm done. This is the last leaf for the year long project. Well, I'm done with the monthly leaves. Now I've got to finish the wall hanging they all will be on. Plus, I want to rescan them all so I can have them put on the Bead Journal Artist website.

Back to May. My May leaf was to commemorate the 50th birthday trip of my friend, Cynthia. We went to NYC for three days, then to Akron to visit our friend Sharon, and then on the "Think Pink-It's a Girl Thing" dollmaking conference in Aurora Ohio. We had a blast. I tried to add everything into the leaf that we did on our trip. Everything from the pink sequins we bought at Bead World in Manhatten, to the crystals we bought from Sharon, to the the taxi cab charm we bought at a junk shop on Time Square during a vicious rain storm. I left our troll girls bare foot as I couldn't figure out how to do the shoes that we bought at Lucky Shoes in Akron. Also, left out is the laughter, the smear of pizza sauce from Ray's Pizza, and the sweet icing from the birthday cake that the Doll Gatherers gave Cyn. We had the best time filled with fun, laughter, and wild times. I think we've got enough stories from our trip to keep us laughing for a couple years.

12 comments:

GraceBeading said...

Fun piece Dot - it's wonderful! And what is that little bit of pink beauty I see sneaking into the frame in the upper left?

Robin said...

This is such a fun celebration of friendship, birthday and adventure! You'll never forget a moment of it, pink sequins and all. Congratulations on finishing... I so look forward to seeing your pieces posted on the BJP website!!! Robin A.

beadbabe49 said...

oh. i love the trolls!

and I'm so glad you're going to put all your leaves up on the bjp website...every time I look at all the pieces together (of any one of the participants) I get chills!

abeadlady said...

This is tooo cute, Dot. What a great time the two of you must have had. Can't wait to see all of your leaves together.

Arline

abeadlady said...

This is tooo cute, Dot. You two must have had a great time. Can't wait to see all your leaves together.

Arline

KV said...

Darling leaf, Dot -- can't wait to see that quilt assembled.


Kathy V in NM

heidibeads said...

What a great way to remember all the fun you had with your friend, to celebrate your birthday and everything. The trolls are great! It makes me want to add more to my pieces when I see all the fun stuff you've added to your leaves - Can't wait to see them all together!

Night Beader said...

Way to go Dot!

I love your leaves now you need to give me some inspiration to finish my wayward pages!

Also, a huge congrats for your dolls - whooo hooo to you!!!!!!!!!

Beadily yours
Susan Feldkamp
nightbeaderatlarge.blogspot.com

Any Smith said...

Those trolls look like they took NY by storm! What a great way to remember such a wonderful experience.

Cyn ~ The Wingedneedle said...

Hey look at us !! we're on a leaf! what a grad trip it was!! the laughter was the best and the adventure shared with you was the best! I'd turn 50 all over again! gee what shall we do for 60?

Jacqui said...

Makes me want to celebrate being 50 all over again.....can I? I can see the laughter and fun all over this piece.

Jo in NZ said...

your leaves are fabulous!!
I will be back to see the entire project assembled.
Beautiful work.