Tuesday, January 5, 2010

FINISHED: Fabric Paper Wallhanging

I finished the fabric paper wallhanging! Yay! Here it is hanging on a wall in my living room. You can click on the photo for a larger view. The lighting isn't perfect but I wanted to get a photo of it tonight. I'll take more photos of it tomorrow in it's surroundings. I love looking at it as I sit in my favorite room!

I'm very pleased with the colors I chose as I was dying the sheets. I think they all go together beautifully. They also tie-in really well with the colors in my living room. Even hubby got excited as I was joining all of those little jump rings together. He said he couldn't visualize what I was doing as I was working on it but now he gets it! I ended up with 94 squares, all beaded, with 4 eyelets and jump rings in each square.

Here is a closeup of a few squares:

And another shot. This one is a little blurry:

It felt so good to complete this project. I knew when I started it that it would take a while. I just kept plugging along, beading the squares at night while I watched TV. That brings me to my next item.

My Word For This Year: Finished.

I've noticed the trend in a lot of my favorite blogs to select a "word for the year". I like that idea. You pick a word that you would like to focus your intentions on for the coming year. My word, as I said, is finish. That's a big one for me. And a close second would be the word believe. As in, believe you can finish what you set out to do!

It's no secret that I LOVE new projects and new challenges. I LOVE to start them. I LOVE to keep starting them... I fall a little short on the finishing part. ;) I really, really want to concentrate on that aspect this year. Involved in all of that will be my art journal. It will be my ally and my confidante through this journey. I set my intentions there... the follow-through, the finishing will be recorded there as well.

I think I'm off to a good start. I wanted to share this tonight. I'll have better photos of the entire room tomorrow and will post those soon. Right now I have to FINISH cleaning up. :)


Jackie said...

WOW!! I am so excited for you!! It's beautiful and certainly shows all the work that went into it.
I love your word to . I also have problems finishing things , working on that too.I am still thinking of my word.
You are so talented pam!!

Anonymous said...

I love it!!! How exciting! I am ready for the next project!!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Pam! I want to do a project like this! Send me your "Pam T" instructions.

I'm like you - great at starting those projects, but need the "finishing". Clever doing a word for the blog for 2010 - not sure if I could pick just one, though!



Lori Saul said...

Wow - a stunning wall hanging indeed! It does feel so good to finish something too (a great word for the year). This is really a wonderful eye-catching piece- a wonderful collage of color and your up-close shots are great. I love how each square is perfect and unique and how as a complete piece it comes together so successfully!

Bill C. said...

Is there anything you can't do? What beautiful wallhanging!