Friday, May 01, 2009

Spring Pond

Is it raining where you live? We just got a storm in from the coast and the rain is pouring, the eves are dripping on the patio and I wish I had a fire going. It's not cold, but a fire would be cozy, don't you think? I know we need the rain as much as ever. If we're lucky we may get some snow in the higher elevations. That would be even better. I know we sure don't want another fire season like last year.

This page is called Spring Pond. It's my March page for BJP. I found the cute bone carvings at BABE this past November and couldn't resist them. Of course I had no idea what I would do with them, but when has that ever mattered? Now I'm only one month behind. Yay for me!

What are all of you working on right now? Besides my BJP pages, I continue to work on my BFAC project. A friend of mine asked the other day if I was ever going to do anything but bead embroidery again. It made me laugh. I still do a fair amount of beadweaving and of course, I am still teaching both at Beads,Etc. in Clovis. I can't help it if the embroidery calls to me. I get a tremendous sense of satisfaction out of finishing each piece.

I am officially signed up for the Retreat at Tahoe. I can't wait. Several of us from here are planning to go. I've taken Marcia DeCoster's classes before and they are a treat! She makes even RAW fun. I know I will enjoy Beki Haley's class as well. Her work is always so meticulous. For me though, the big draw this trip will be Sherry Serefini's class. I have admired her work for years and never thought I would be lucky enough to take one of her classes. I will be in heaven for sure. LOL

On to my April and May pages now.
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Sharkeysday said...

oh, VERY Zen garden! I love it!

pam T said...

OOOOOOO LOVE this page - being a "green" person, this one calls out to me loudly! Very, Very cool!

Marty S said...

A wonderful pond. I especially like the way you surrounded the cabs with beads.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

beadbabe49 said...

what a great page and what a lucky gal you are! the teachers in tahoe sound wonderful...what are the classes you're taking?

abeadlady said...

Thank you all.

Bobbi- Beki is doing a swirled necklace with rivolis. Marcia is doing a RAW (of course)bracelet in a very different manner for her, and Sherry is doing a pendant. Can't wait!

Henrysmomsmusings said...

Another gorgeous page, Arline. What will you be doing with them once you're finished? Frame them? Make a book?
I like the peacefulness of this one, the color is so calming.

Katie B said...

You are going to LOVE Sherri's class. She is such a hoot and has been so inspirational to me!

From your mouth to my ear -- re Marcia's class and the RAW.
I can't wait.

Robin said...

Your frog and turtle are sooooooo happy to be in your pond piece... It's just right!!!! Oh, also, I love your new header picture. WOW!!! Hugs, Robin A.

PS... Looking forward to your Tahoe report!

Mary said...

Love your blog. I should be doing one on my website, but I'm not a writer and feel funny about it.

I sent you an email (actually 2) but am not sure you got it. Just in case you didn't get it. I was asking what kind of Pellon you use for your jewelry. I know you told me but I didn't write it down and wanted to start a project this weekend. Would appreciate if you could send the answer to

Thank you so much

Mary Brown