They say that time flies, when you're having fun! Well that's certainly been the case with the 2012 BJP. I've loved every moment of it! It's a way to relax after a busy day's work and escape from outside distractions. On top of that, I get to play with sparklies, immerse myself in memories, solve the problem of which numbers to use, search out unusual objects and thank my friends for giving me stuff. What a fabulous leisure activity!
Does the colour fit the month? No, but I felt that I needed to work on something light and airy after the visual weight of my October piece. A rest, perhaps before setting off on a search for my December finale!
Two vintage buttons from the collection, both glass, but one clear and the other silvered metallic. The numbered button from the family button jar, has been collaged with acrylic gloss medium, a torn calendar number and Japanese paper. A coat of Diamond Glaze was added at the end to add some shine. This part also includes part of an old 'snap' fastener and some bead and chain from a tacky thrift store necklace.
The flat wooden discs are from another dismantled necklace and the metal bits from friends. The star shaped piece is from Sonja in Serbia and the tube from Kaite in Australia. Thanks to both for their contributions! I used a little bit of needle weaving to attach the other metallic piece to the base. I think that it worked out very nicely!
I guess if you roll the dice enough, they'll eventually fall on the Number 11! I cheated and glued them down, but I do like the effect. In this section, you'll notice more needle weaving and the other part of the "snap" fastener. I needed a matched set, so it was time to add the other!
A better look at the mystery metal object! A thrift shop timepiece, with the hands stopped at eleven minutes after eleven. I would have adjusted the second hand as well, but it just didn't want to co-operate. Drats!
My visual treat for November! The "calm before the storm" perhaps. Who knows what was going on in my mind at the time! This piece was actually finished in early December, I had taken all the photos, but for some reason, did not get around to posting. Could it be that my mind was occupied with work, or the holidays, or was I just avoiding the computer. Only "time will tell" because I certainly won't!
Stacked, bocce/boucle, flower stiches, a strange, almost netting, mixed in with a little needleweaving. Sprinkled about the piece are three little screws from phones I detroyed in earlier months. Glued down, of course, with E6000!
I have to admit that my December piece is finished as well, but I haven't taken any photos yet. Perhaps today, or perhaps New Year's Day or perhaps the following weekend. No rush! I want to give you time to absorb November, before I introduce you to the hustle and bustle of December! Does anyone want to guess my colour scheme?