Friday, November 7, 2008

The Gate has been opened

This is such a different style I am trying compared to last year. I have to sit and stare at it wondering if it is done. But it is.

This is my gate to the Pursuit of Peace, my year long quest/journal. It was very apropos that I beaded it on my trip to England. As we would tour the great palaces and castles we would have to enter through their majestic gates, then I would go back to our hotel and bead my own.

For October I am planning to walk down the path beyond the gate, to see what new adventures await me.

21 comments:

Tracey N. said...

I absolutely love how this page turned out. The gate really stands out as the focal piece to this beautiful photo. I really like your touches of beads here and there. It is lovely.

Marty S said...

The gate is beautiful, and I love your idea for your journal.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Sabine said...

This piece is ever so lovely. Makes the viewer want to walk through the gate and go on a tour of discovery. The elaborate gate at once reminded me of similar gates I have walked through (not all of them as beautiful as this one). I'm looking forward to seeing what you find along the path!

Sabine

Lynn said...

Fabulous!

Plays with Needles said...

I have always loved gates and your gate jumped right out of your work and spoke to me. It's a great entry piece for your work this year. Here's a link to a woman who I've admired who does gates cut from paper http://www.papergates.com/ yours reminded me of her..

Brenda said...

OMG I took a look at her gates, see the above comment. They are fabulous and to think they are cut paper. So cool!!!

KV said...

My gosh, Brenda -- this is so magical and exquisitely done!


Kathy V in NM

Jennifer Salness said...

Magically stunning!

a2susan said...

Your Pursuit of Peace is off to a great start. I can't wait to walk through the gate and onto the path...

Jacquie said...

What a wonderful fantasy piece! Triggers lots of thoughts in my mind and they're all relaxing and peaceful!! I love gates too!

purplepaint said...

Oh this is awesome!!! Beautiful work!

Nancy K. said...

This is great. Nice symbolism with the gate.

Christine said...

absolutely beautiful!

Robin said...

You didn't tell about walking down the path while we were beading on Wednesday... I love that idea and love the quest you are taking this year with your BJP work!!!! Totally awesome! Brenda, you are such a gift to us... your work, your words and of course the BJP website! Thank you!!! Robin A.

heidibeads said...

I love that gate - this is really cool. I'll have to try the photo background one of these days. Great idea and all the texture.

Katie B said...

Absolutely wonderful!
This is so comforting!

Hélène H said...

Beautiful piece ! Wonderful idea !

Barb said...

Ohmygosh! That is *so* cool! What a gorgeous piece. Nicely done!

Kiwi Ellen said...

I love it!

Carol said...

What a wonderful creative idea for your pages! This gate is fantastically beaded. Very realistic. Can't wait to see how your journal progresses with each month.

Muriel said...

The gate and your idea are great!Really beautiful.