Thursday, August 20, 2009

March 2009 BJP

(My selected theme of memory books for this year's Bead Journal Project is based on the four elements: Earth, Air, Water, and Fire.)

Water Element

Ten years ago this summer, Jim and I spent the night in a cabin at Yellowstone National Park. We were driving from southern New Mexico to Spokane, Washington for our son's wedding. Before we left Yellowstone, we covered as many of the highlights as possible. Unfortunately, time did not permit to visit the most impressive area -- the Grand Prismatic Spring.

My grandson, Marcus, gave me a marvelous polished stone slice several years ago. It has sat on my desk begging to be used in a project. When I saw the issue of National Geographic featuring the Grand Prismatic Spring, I knew I had finally found the perfect use for this object.

The stone slice is surrounded by seed beads. The rocky, stony areas are made up of fossil nuggets. Can't wait for Mr. Marcus to see what I have done with his gifty!


Robin said...

That stone slice is perfect for this piece. It reminds me of Chelan lake in Eastern WA, so deep and enigmatic! I love how you've used the "stones" at the edges, making it seem even deeper. WOW!

soe said...

That is beautiful! I had a stone like that and to use it like this: good idea!
I hadn't visited your website for sometime, but what a treat!

Hélène H said...

Very impressive, congratulations !

ACey said...

I love this so much. Also the dragon's fire-colors are perfectly rendered.

neechoswife said...

You know I need one of these, right?!

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