Saturday, July 18, 2009

June 09

In keeping with my theme of feeling the "Sunlight of the Spirit" I was feeling huge respect and appreciation for rain, something we here in St. Paul have not had much of. I eventually decided to do a piece in green representing all things in my garden-fragrance, flowers , foliage and growth. As I was beading I started tuning in to feelings inside of me that felt calm, quiet, content, satisfied . ..It was strangely unfamiliar but felt it was very important to stay with it and not be afraid . So this piece is called GROWTH because I do in fact notice a change.

9 comments:

Marty S said...

I love the color combination. It's a nice depiction of growth.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Robin said...

Isn't it amazing how sometimes we move (somewhat artificially) toward the "Sunlight of the Spirit" and then find ourselves there? Amazing to feel satisfied! Amazing to stay with it and not be afraid of the calm. This is very powerful, Julie!

pam ehlers stec said...

This is wonderful, Julie! There is a peaceful energy to this piece that I like very much. The lush foliage is so lovely against the blue sky background. It brings to mind the art work of Jane Sassaman, one of my favorite quilt artists. She creates wildly fantastical plant life from cloth. Your beautifully beaded plants make me smile.

KV said...

I am especially fond of green, Julie, and this piece embodies the complete spirit of that color. You did this beautifully!


Kathy V in NM

pam T said...

Oh I do like this! great job!

beadbabe49 said...

I'm doing a garden piece for a friend and this piece is very inspiring...thanks for sharing it and for being in the BJP!

Brenda said...

It is gorgeous. I really like the way you add in mixed media stuff, like the word here.

Anytime we can feel that inner clam is a blessing, may you find it again and again and again!

freebird said...

Great colors. You did a very nice job on your beading here.

Plays with Needles said...

It is a happy post to read that you've found a calm and centered place to be. I do feel your piece reaching and growing. I especially like the big round disc with the leaf beads coming from it...

I really love ALL of your pieces...there's a freshness and a spirit within each one that draws me to them every month. Kind of an unplanned, organic quality that I very much admire.

Happy sunshine, Susan