Nov 12-14

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2014: November: Nov 12-14
Snow covered barn and woodpile    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Beth Jukuri
Through the trees    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Beth Jukuri
Wintry pond    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Beth Jukuri
Quilts and nature    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Beth Jukuri
Winter walk    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Beth Jukuri
Caroling to the trees    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Beth Jukuri

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 05:52 pm:

Beth Jukuri snapped today's photos near her Chassell home and said the wintery scenes "grabbed her breath away". I'm sure you'll all agree that the blanket of white in contrast with the red barn, blue sky and the reflection in the water most definitely put you in awe of the beauty that surrounds us. We often take it for granted and need a nudge to get us outdoors to enjoy what nature has to offer.

Beth not only takes outstanding photos, she also is quite a quilting artist. Those are three of her "winter" quilts hung in the snowy settings that they depict so well. Beth doesn't make these quilts to sell, but as a therapy and she loves to see them hanging out alongside nature. I asked Beth for a synopsis of the story behind her quilts and this is what she had to say:

"It is hard to write a short story of a 10 year journey of healing from childhood abuse. I was in denial and disconnected from myself. I saw myself grow as My Lady (depicted in my quilts) grew. I love the essence these lady quilts represent in that they were often ahead of me or telling me I would be okay long before I knew it. I love to see my Art (subconsciousness) out in nature, for both Art and Nature had a great part in showing me balance and to appreciate changes and how to gracefully do both. I have 22 quilts on Display at Copper Country Mental Health that I call "My Storyline Quilts" they are my journey in fabric that shows my evolution out of denial and into self awareness.

The latest, "Christmas Carol" (the bottom photo), mirrored me this day as I stood in awe and commented "Oh My God, how beautiful you look" as I looked upon the new fallen snow and the trees glistening in the morning sunrise... and then added my art, upon Nature's art, it almost became overwhelming. I felt such peace and connected to the same energy that runs through nature. This is my passion as you can tell, empowering women to be themselves... to do art or whatever they enjoy that will reconnect themselves to their truth and give them the power to walk it."
You can read more about Beth's quilts and the role they play in her recovery, here:
Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 06:04 pm:

Beautiful photos, Beth ~ I love your quilts and your big red barn!!

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 06:15 pm:

The rocky road you traveled has not at all impacted your eye for a beautiful photograph. Also I salute you for 'finding a way' to find the way.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 06:30 pm:

I absolutely love these photos. And I'm totally with
Shirley on this one!! Thanks for sharing these!

By Barbara Bouwkamp (Barbarab) on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 07:19 pm:

Love the peace and serenity of the third the quilts also!

By Evelyn D. (Onceayooper2) on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 07:52 pm:

Beautiful photos and quilts! They look so amazing in
the snow scenery. I too salute you that you have
found healing through quilting. May God continue to
heal you as only He can.

By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 08:24 pm:

PHENOMENAL~! WOW!!! The pics are so gorgeous, and the
story of healing with stories in quilts, UNKNOWN
until now....DIVINE INTERVENTION....a truly
beautiful, wonderful story! God Bless you!~

By Just me (Jaby) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 01:09 am:

Beth does have quilts for sale , and also note cards
and a book of her quilts and story for sale on her
website.I think if you google imperfect lady --or Beth
Jukuri you can find some spectacular and unique
Christmas gifts. I have a feeling Beths quilts are
going to be famous. they are unique and very,very
beautiful. Her photography is also awesome!!!!

By Just me (Jaby) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 01:11 am:

Beth Jukuri - IMPERFECT Lady - Typepad

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 04:30 am:

Winter weather is here.

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 07:11 am:

Beth, these photos are so peaceful and beautiful.
They have touched me in a very special way. Thank
you for sharing them with us. May your journey
continue to be so special.

I'll be visiting your website later today.

By Renee in AL (Renee) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 09:12 pm:

Beth, beautiful quilts and photos too! May your continuing journey help spread awareness to all!

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