My August Journal Page

A little behind schedule but my August journal page is finally done! This one was a lot more challenging than the first two. They seemed to flow easily whereas I struggled with this page a lot. Maybe because I experienced some challenging health issues for most of the month. That said, I just forged on whenever I hit a difficult patch and didn’t rip anything out.

It is a hodgepodge of beading with a lot going on where my first 2 pages seem more cohesive. Maybe it was because I used tiles created by other artists and each tile had an influence on the beading around it. Anyway, I’m calling this piece “Window to your Imagination”. By using the polymer clay tiles I received at Klay Karma, I arranged them into a window pattern and then embellished that window with my beadwork. A lot of leaves and flowers adorn the window, symbolizing the lushness and fertility of imagination. As August is a month of harvest, this piece also represents the manifestation (harvest) of the ideas (seeds) planted in your imagination. I’ve just started my September page and will post a photo very soon!

16 comments on “My August Journal Page

  1. susan says:

    OMG!!! What a wonderful and delightful page. And your title, Window to your Imagination is great. As you can tell, I just love how stimulating your beading and words are.

  2. vivage says:

    I think you did a great job showing the lushness with the beads coordinating with each tile. The texture is great and reinforces the concept of flowers, windows. Well done.

  3. bobbi says:

    oh my…it’s just fabulous! what a wonderful idea to have all the different tiles put together like a window!

  4. Barb says:

    It’s beautiful! The tiles are exquisite and your beading really set them off! What a beautiful piece.

  5. Coral-seas says:

    I literally gasped when this page opened before my eyes, it is so striking.

    Well done on a beautiful page.


  6. Karen H says:

    the fringe is exquisite!!! all your work is just lovely! Gotta say… I love your bead and tea blog. I am a tea aficionado and am learning a lot from your “tea-tasting” enteries! Thanks so much!

  7. Kathy V in NM says:

    This is marvelous! Your “hodgepodge” of beading enhances those tiles so well. Love, love it!

    Kathy V in NM

  8. SueU says:

    Very interesting, love the tiles and the beading is wonderful and turns it into a spectacular piece.

  9. Lin Moon says:

    This is so unique and wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Wonderful. A really visual page but even more, it makes you want to touch it. You are so lucky to have those tiles. Combining two events makes the page more special I would think.

  11. Madness (Pam T) says:

    Absolutely Stunning!

  12. Robin says:

    Yes, there is a hodge-podge element to imagination, as well as playfulness and joy… all are here in your fabulous piece. I want to jump right into it and celebrate imagination with you! Bravo!!!!

  13. artandtea says:

    Thank you so much to everyone for all of your wonderful comments and encouragement! -Karen

  14. acrawley63 says:

    It is as I pictured it might become. Congratulations on completing this page. -Amy

  15. Nancy K. says:

    Just beautiful, the beading complements the tiles very nicely.

  16. artandtea says:

    Thanks Amy, I wasn’t that happy with the way it turned out at first but I am starting to see what it is trying to teach me about chaos and order.

    Thanks Nancy, I was very lucky to receive such beautiful tiles from the amazing artists I met at Klay Karma.


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