Monday, January 18, 2010

Bead Journal Project Year 3

I was part of the Bead Journal Project in 2008, but skipped 2009 because I knew I'd be busy with my son's graduation. This year I signed up again in order to get myself into the sewing room to get something creative done. I know this sounds selfish, but I've decided that this is my year. I give my time and energy to lots of people, but this is my year to do things for myself--lose weight, nurture my creativity and just quiet the chaos for a little while each day.

Do you have the experience of going faster, doing more, giving 150% and yet...it just gets more and more frantic? This year I want to give birth to myself, figuratively speaking. Hence the egg. A fresh start. Growth. Nurturing. You'll see an owl and a heart inside the egg--a hope for wisdom and love. Not just love for everybody else in my sphere--but for myself, as well. If I don't take care of myself I run out of energy for everybody else, too. This is my year. Yay, me.

9 comments:

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

very nice! can't wait to see how your rebirth flourishes throughout the year. you're right...you have to take care of you, otherwise you can't do for others in your life. keep it up!

Carol said...

I remember when you removed yourself. I am always glad to hear a person realize that they deserve "ME" time, and then to TAKE it. Congratulations! I realized it myself this year!!
Carol

Robin said...

Another inspirational (for me) post! Thank you again. I second it..."Yay, YOU"! The egg, owl and heart are just perfect. And the white of the egg ~ pure joy! Way to go, Barb!

Robin a.

Holly B said...

Your entire idea is great. Horay!

Marty S said...

Wonderful idea and a great start for the year. And it doesn't sound selfish to me.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Barbara said...

Lovely and inspiring!

robin michelle said...

I love the egg idea! This is such a pretty piece, it feels peaceful to me. One of the (many) things I like about the bjp is it's something I am clearly doing just for me. I don't think you're at all selfish, we have to do things for ourselves! I think making something beautiful for no reason than the pleasure of creation is a wonderful way to nurture yourself.

pam T said...

very cool. yay you! I like it!

freebird said...

I didn't see this before. I guess because I have been so inactive in the group this year. This is nice. Keep on being nice to yourself.