October Journal Page Progress


The idea for my October beaded journal page has been gestating for the last couple of months. It all started with the image of a candle illuminating the darkness, which came to me during a meditation one day. I thought about the candle as being a wonderful symbol for all of the aha moments I have been experiencing in my life this year. I added the oval moon face but instead of this representing the obvious (a moon), it will symbolize the face of my serene Higher self. I made a little mask from polymer clay leaf canes. As the candle burns brightly and illuminates, the mask falls away and reveals my Higher self. There is much more work to be done on this piece but I am pleased on its progress so far. I have a jewelry show in 2 weeks so a lot of my time is being devoted to getting ready for that. So, this page will emerge a bit behind schedule but its slow progress can also be representative of the slow emergence of my authentic Higher self.

12 comments on “October Journal Page Progress

  1. Acey says:

    What a wonderful idea! I love the way you are manifesting the concept and that it came to you in meditation. Also think those leaves show especially beautiful colors. Isn’t it amazing how all the details (including the amount of time it takes to complete) fit in with the overall journaling theme? I think this might be my favorite long term group project, ever!

  2. artandtea says:

    Thanks Acey! I wholeheartedly agree. Personally speaking, this project has contributed so much to my holistic spiritual and artistic growth and I think, from what I’ve read, a lot of other participants feel the same way. It has changed all of our lives in such a positive way. Bravo Robin for starting it all!

  3. bobbi says:

    I feel the same way, karen….and thank you for sharing the thoughts behind the beading process!

  4. artandtea says:

    You’re welcome, Bobbi! And thank you for sharing as well. I treasure the connections I’ve made through this project. đŸ™‚

  5. Robin says:

    Wow, Karen! This is an awesome concept and a totally appropriate way to “journal” it. I’m so glad you posted this today… I’ve been feeling a bit down, and you’ve lifted my spirits with this post. Thanks and blessings!

  6. artandtea says:

    Thanks Robin! And thank you for all of your inspiration. I’m glad that reading this lifted your spirits. Beady blessings back to you. {{{ }}}

  7. Kathy V in NM says:

    Lovely thoughts and beautiful interpretation . . .

    Kathy V in NM

  8. Sue O'Kieffe says:

    This is so beautiful and what a grand idea. Sometimes I long for the day when I was doing other art besides stuff digital.
    ~Sue O’Kieffe

  9. artandtea says:

    Thanks Kathy and Sue for your kind comments!

    Sue, the digital work you create is breathtakngly beautiful. Perhaps one of these days you can enjoy a “play day” for yourself. Bring out the paper, markers, paints, crayons, bits and pieces of this and that and have some fun!


  10. Frivolitea says:

    Your work and the ideas behind it are lovely.
    Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog. I listened to your comment about visual interest and re-did some of the pendants. Thank you for your frank comment.

  11. pugbirgit says:

    I just stopped by and I am glad I did! Your art is unbelievably beautiful!

  12. artandtea says:

    Thanks Frvolitea! Your work is lovely, too. I hope you have much success at your show and am glad to hear that my comment was helpful to you. đŸ™‚

    Thanks Pugbirgit. I’m glad you stopped by, too!


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