My February Beaded Journal Page


My February page is finished. In honoring of relationships and love, my page symbolizes what happens when 2 people love and nourish each other. Their hearts touch and a beautiful silver river flows from one heart to the other and back again in a continuous flow of love, sharing and nurturing.


Shooting the page in the sun reveals brighter color and texture.

Originally, my plan was to bead the background but I love the pattern of this fabric too much to bead over it. It’s like a fireworks celebration and so colorful. In my Synergy class, “Unconventional Polymer”, Karen Woods suggested looking for inspiration for your polymer art in fabric and textiles. Wouldn’t this fabric pattern make fabulous canes?

11 comments on “My February Beaded Journal Page

  1. Brenda says:

    Just Beautiful.
    I love the river running through both hearts.
    I am so jealous of your adventures in clay!

  2. bobbi says:

    What a wonderful visual metaphor for love…and the fabric is great!

  3. artandtea says:

    Thanks so much, ladies!

  4. Karen H says:

    Love it!!! Blends perfectly with the background fabric!

  5. Your design work is outstanding!

  6. It’s beautiful. A great way to show what Valentine’s Day stands for – not silly hearts or easy sentiments but the time and effort real love takes. Love your river going through the hearts since water is absolutely vital to life.

    Yes, that fabric would make some wonderful canes. I really do intend to try polymer clay seriously this year. It’s one of my year’s goals. Wouldn’t a class be wonderful?!!

  7. artandtea says:

    Thanks Karen! I’m glad to hear you say that because I adore this fabric.

    Thanks Kathy!

    Thanks Timaree! I know what you mean about the shallow card industry sentimentality of that holiday. Oh, how exciting that you’d like to try polymer clay. It’s a wonderful medium. Yes, either a class or there are many great books out on the subject. You can get some clay and a couple of simple tools like a roller and a blade and play. Enjoy!

  8. Julie Cook says:

    I love your visual image. It made perfect sense to me. I get it. Thanks Julie

  9. Any Smith says:

    I like the way you used the fabric in the background. Your piece is heartfelt. 🙂

  10. artandtea says:

    Thanks so much, Any!

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