I am not sure where this week has gone but when I woke up this morning I thought OMG PPF and I have nothing to show. Well kinda..... I posted a few days ago that a dear friend asked me to design a Pot Leaf bead pattern for her. I did and then thought I really need to test the pattern. I pulled out some beads thinking how the heck am I going to do this with lupus hands. I have no feeling in my hands. Hmmm I rubbed some bees wax on my fingers to keep the needle at least in my hold and went for it. Now I use to be a very fast beader, I mean "fast" so when it took me two flippen days to bead a two inch piece I was upset. I am not one to give up easily though. I spoke to myself saying, "You have been a bead artist for some 50 years, it is second nature, there is a rhythm to your craft so just do it!" I closed my eyes and began to bead. I of course opened them too ha ha ha..... but it was there, that natural ease of needle picking up a single bead and sewing it in place. That feel of peace in my soul as one row, two rows and then the last row finished.
The satisfaction that lupus doesn't get to win this one.
I already have bead patterns for Pot Leaf Jewelry and now for lighter covers.
Some one all ready asked if I smoke. No I don't, but it is legal here in OR.
Thanks to Eva and Christen for hosting Paint Party Friday
Pot Leaf and Peace sign
Black on Gold Pot Leaf
Hot Pink on Black Pot Leaf.
Honor and integrity in art, in life.