When I escape into my bead world, my mind wanders to all kinds of wonderful places; I just wish I was a talented author so I could share my thoughts and inspirations on paper. When I am behind the camera or deeply immersed in a beading project life takes on a different perspective; I lose all track of time and what’s really going on around me. For me this is totally relaxing and I must say rejuvenating. I love reading blog posts from all my blog friends and am amazed at how many talented, wonderful people are out there. I love their stories and being able to touch everyone’s world if only just a little bit.
I am super excited because I am doing my first “challenge” and I can’t wait to get the kit (Summer Lovin - http://amybeads.blogspot.com/) – design ideas are racing around in my head.
My latest piece “áalani” was a combination of my favorite – bead embroidery – and something new for me – free form peyote. Sarah from Saturday Sequins (http://www.saturdaysequins.com/) inspired me to give this a try and OMG I love it – it is so much fun and really allows you to just go with it. When I started I stressed a bit and thought I was doing it wrong and then I realized there can’t be a wrong if it’s free form and just relaxed and let the creative juices flow. I loved doing free form so much that I had to make a matching bracelet “áalani B” to go with the necklace. I think I will incorporate this method into my challenge project----can’t wait.
We went camping again last weekend (just can't get enough) where I spent most of my day behind the camera. I am trying to perfect birds in flight and I think I'm getting closer.
|The take off|
|Up up and away|