Sometimes you get a feeling that something is about to change, but you don't know what. You are filled with elation or trepidation, and usually a mix of both. You pay attention more and look for symbols or rhythms. And BAM- there it is! It's been a really amazing weekend. I had planned to put my nose to the grindstone and get a bunch of things done. I needed to finish up these class samples and proposals for Art Unraveled,mail a birthday package off to my birthday twin Kecia, work on more pieces for the galleries and work on design team samples for Objects and Elements as well as for AlphaStamps.
But most of that didn't happen, because the universe had other plans for me. Completely out of the blue and by a monumental number of bizarre coincidences, I met the beautiful young woman I gave up for adoption so many years ago. Not completely unexpected as I KNEW we would always be reunited, but the way and speed with which it all happened is ASTOUNDING to say the least. I feel very very blessed in so many ways right now. Everything else I had planned for the weekend was miniscule in proportion. The emotions have been all over the place this weekend -disbelief, excitement, nervousness, fear, elation, joy, etc.....The floodgates were opened and they all came spilling out. For me the shock has worn off, and I said goodbye to a very long chapter of my life. Now, a new one opens and its exciting to see where it goes from here.
Today I actually got my mind to mostly focus on work that needed to be done ASAP, but I'm not complaining about the reason why I did nothing else on Friday and Sat ;-)
I got the AU class proposals done and off. I gathered up some things for Redux Gallery (photo above) and packed up Kecia's box. This coming week I need to get things for Artist Xchange, start destashing a bunch of yarn and stuff and take more photos. Also, I got a commision request this weekend for a Tidepool Necklace so I'll be add that to my "to do" list for the week. Also need to schedule a haircut too!
There's also a ton of great reading to do from the BeadBloggers linky love too!
|A Bead A Day |
Design ideas wanted!! If you have an extra minute, please stop by to see if you can help Lisa out with a suggestion for her co-worker's designer Italian pendant.
|About.com Jewelry Making |
Copper is hot right now! Find out about a new book review just posted concerning copper.
|Art Bead Scene |
Art Bead Scene's September Challenge is Kandinsky's Improvisation No. 23.
|Carmi's Art/Life World |
Carmi uses chessboard crystals to create a floor for her ballerina necklace.
|Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva |
Cindy's obsession with bronze metal clay continues. She shows off her new Art Nouveau floral charms.
|Earthenwood Studio Chronicles |
Melanie shares a sparkly crystal and brass pendant that she unearthed while cleaning her studio
|Jean Campbell |
Jean reviews the new Crystallized Swarovski Elements #5328 bicone
|Jewelry & Beading |
Cyndi has finished another CopprClay necklace and wants to share the instructions!
|Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio |
Lorelei is having fun using lots of Lynn Davis components in her designs this week!
|Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! |
Jean comes across her "Digg it" necklace--far out! She's like an archaeologist!
|The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton |
Matcha green tea from Matcha Source defeats the doldrums and inspires Andrew to create a new bracelet!