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Monday, February 22, 2010

{Echo} Week 8 - Juicy

I can hold out for a surprise to the very end. No peeking for me.
I can do it. No problem.
But, lets just say maybe you can't, won't, don't, or all of the above.
I am okay with that.
If you are one of those who like seeing what's coming, what's up ahead....well, I finished a few pieces this weekend.

I love to share, and this is a simple little taste of what you might see
Vendor Night,

Friday, March 5th, Adorn Me! 2010.
(I am constantly amazed with the beauty of a czech glass bead. This one reeks of juicy to me.
Go to Susan or Chrysti's blog for their interpretation of the prompt for Week 8).
"czech princess"


"hearts of carnelian"

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Vintage Bits & More"

Preparing for Adorn Me! has given my mind license to float and flutter about in the most exciting ways. An idea that has been bouncing back & forth upstairs, for more than one day,
has finally showed itself.

These little packages of "vintage bits & more", will be at my table come Vendor Night.
I have plans for them far beyond the retreat, so I hope you get to come and experience this premiere jewelry affaire called Adorn Me! 2010.
Oh, yes, don't forget to look for the newest of the Stampington publications, Jewelry Affaire, also premiering~this April.
I'll see you there....
"betweens" "endings"

Thursday, February 11, 2010

dwell in possibility

:quote by emily dickinson:

Over yet (under)stated.
:yes,that's me:
"happy valentine's weekend"

Sunday, February 07, 2010

{Echo} Week 7 : Whisper

As I share my interpretation of the echo prompt given to us by Chrysti and Susan for Week 7,
I am reminded of the glory of God revealed to us in the soft whispering flutter of a butterflies wings.
My shot was taken in south Texas during Thanksgiving weekend.
My prompt partner Lani, shares with us the inukshuk, which just so happens to be the emblem for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Lani says this~

"The inukshuk image was from our course. There's an ancient wall built with rocks from when white folks just arrived in the area. It's part of our morning walk. Someone had taken loose rocks and built inukshuk or inuksuit (plural) which means "in the likeness of a human" in the Inuit language. They are monuments made of stones that are used to say "Someone was here" or "You are on the right path." I love these little figures and wonder about all the various peoples that have lived on this land.
The walls and rocks
whisper to me "someone was here" and "you are on the right path."
(texture used: les brumes)
Click on photo to enlarge!

Friday, February 05, 2010

never live faster than your guardian angels can fly

"circle of love"
(earrings made to match "look up")
As I prepare for the class I'll be teaching this weekend, I am reminded of my many blessings. I type out these words, and still have to pinch myself. How did I get here? Teaching? It is said a journey begins with a single step. That is exactly how it begins.
It is just having the courage to take that step.
My one step began almost two years ago. Somewhat before that I do believe,
but not .....really.

If you have a dream. Go for it. I tell you this from experience.
There is never a better time to start than now. Today is now.
I do not have a sugar coated life.
I do have a good life.
I know at any moment that can change.

Thank you for allowing me to be here with you.
More than that....
Thank your for allowing me to be me.
One more quote (in addition to this blog post title) taken from my beautiful 2010 Heart of the Home calendar by Susan Branch.
God respects me when I work,
But He loves me when I sing~