Thursday, February 28, 2008

I've been tagged

I've been tagged and must now give 7 random bits of informations about myself. Okay, here goes:

1. I love color- almost any color. Mostly jeweltones and autumn colors.
2. I'm the worlds' worst procrastinator. I have a saying on my wall that says: "If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done around here."
3. I am much in favor of instant gratification.
4. Love seeing others' work and gleaning new techniques from it.
5. I am defininitely NOT a domestic goddess. Hate housework or anything that resembles it.
6. Hate dealing with financial things
7. Love the brother and sisterhood of beaders.

I will now contact those bloggers I want to tag.

Thanks, Sue for including me.


Friday, February 22, 2008

Learning New Things

Well, I'm learning more about how to do things on the computer everyday, thanks to my friends. I've been trying to update my blog for the past week or so. FYI I am definitely no computer expert. Fortunately for me, I have friends who are.
For the past 9 months I have learned about myself, my beading, and my computer. Not bad for an old lady. I do say that with tongue in cheek as I refuse to grow up even though I will be 65 soon.
After reviewing some of my older bead embroidery, I realized just how much I have learned in the past few months. It kind of makes me cringe when I look at the old stuff. Thanks to Robin and her BJP, I can see a significant difference in my work now. I know I have a long way to go to reach the goals I have set for myself, but I think they are attainable.
More than anything else, I am learning to look within myself for what I need. I want to put more of my emotions, positive and negative, into my beadwork. Bead embroidery is my sanity saver. ( There are those who would say it is too late, but.....).
I hope that Robin does another BJP, but even if she doesn't, this one has given me the confidence to enter into other projects such as the "Pink Artists" and this year I am doing a piece for Beading For a Cure (colorectal cancer research). I'm very excited about these projects. I not only get to bead, but to do it for a good cause just puts icing on the cake.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Winter Green - December page

Whoo Hoo! One more done. This is my December page called Winter Green. I found this Serephenite pendant and fell in love with the silvery green. Knew I had to do something with it. It was a very hard green to match though. I used some handmade paper for the backround, but I sure am glad I didn't have to handle it too much more. It really softens up fast. January page is started and on the way.
I finally feel as if I'm making some progress.
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Friday, February 15, 2008

March BJP

Yes, I know it's not March yet, but I just had to do this one before I did the ones for December and January. These beads have been screaming at me for months now and I couldn't put them off any longer. I bought the Cherry Quartz several years ago at my first big (San Mateo) bead show. I went into overload and bought every thing in sight. LOL. Since coral is one of my favorite colors, I figured I would eventually find something to do with them. I started collecting things to go with them and found the perfect cabochon. From the beginning of BJP, this page was one of my goals. It went together fairly quickly, but just didn't fit December or January for me. So........March it is.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Pink Artist Squares

Just finished these this morning for the Pink Artist project. I am so glad to be able to be a part of this because research for breast cancer is so important. Too many women (and men too) have been struck down by this terrible disease. While great strides have been made, I know there must be more that we can do to prevent others from suffering. Monica put out the call and so many have answered. Too many of these artists have had to live through this disease.

It is my pleasure to contribute to such a worthwhile project. I hope this auction brings in many dollars to help with the research.

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Blossoms in the Snow

I just finished my February page. It was originally to be for December, but it just didn't fit somehow. I like it much better for February. You will note I restrained myself and didn't bead every square inch on this one. It just didn't call for it. I am still working on December and January, but am making progress. I'll have some pics up soon. My chum Arther(itis) seems to be taking a vacation at the moment so I'm doing all the beading I can. Wonder if it's because I'm retired now?

I'm finally beginning to feel like a human being again. Still coughing, but that always seems to hang on forever, doesn't it? All things considered, I'm in a pretty good place right now. Guess I'd better get back to the beads.
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