Tuesday, June 26, 2007

June Beaded Journal Page


Here is my June BJP. My theme and journal title is "Inspired By Horses". My journal pages are all going to be 6" x 8", and will be bound together (somehow!) at the end the twelve month run.

My lifelong interests have been art and horses, you can see my horse paintings at my main blog. I decided to dedicate this journal project to a horse each month that inspires me in some way.

The first month of this project is Street Sense, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby. My husband, Clint and I are close friends with Street Sense's trainer, Carl Nafzger. We attended the Derby and were overjoyed when Street Sense won! Clint and I both used to work for Carl, Clint was an assistant trainer and I was an exercise rider. You can find out more about Street Sense via my livejournal blog, where I made lots of entries during Derby week (in April and May) regarding Street Sense's progress and the whole adventure of attending the Derby.

12 comments:

sammy said...

Love your theme for your BJ and the first one you did for June is awesome! Look forward to seeing the year progress with your journal.

Hélène H said...

Love that horse ! And I like the bunny garden too.

Vicki said...

Great journal page, and I love your painting of Street Sense! I live in Estes Park, so nice to meet another Colorado participant!

Lois B said...

Great page and hansdome horse! I like the layout and colors you chose.

LJ said...

Congratulations! Great first page. Will stay tuned for more.

freebird said...

Nice theme and a wonderful page. You made a very fine beaded horse.

Carol said...

I love your first journal quilt. The horse is wonderful.

Judi D said...

Caren, what a gorgeous horse, the beads are perfect, looks just like him. I spent time looking at your blog one day about the race. It must have been thrilling.

Lillian said...

Hi Caren,

Your horse on the page looks so real and alive! I glanced at one of your horse paintings (I'll have to see more when I have more time :o) and am in awe! I've always loved horses but haven't been on one since I was a child :o)Thanks for sharing, Lillian in WA

Bejeweled said...

What a wonderful fusion of your love of horses and art! Love your theme and your June page!

Caren said...

My goodness, thanks for all the nice comments! I love the beading community. Wish we could all get together and bead at the same time and place!

Caren

sammy said...

Caren, thanks so much for the advice you left on my blog... you are right, if I don't watch it, I won't make the next 11 BJP blocks... thanks!