As the Holiday's pass us by ( OK! Where did 2013 go? )..... and we prepare to enter 2014, it's been a whirlwind, hasn't it? The past four weeks have just flown by with preparing numerous Christmas gifts for family and the " girls " at the office. Nothing like having eight Open Round Chainmaille
bracelets going at one time, Finishing Beadweaving, custom designing earrings for family members.... I felt selfish on the 24th wishing it to be over so I could work on MY projects. I overlooked the, " reason for the Season". The act of giving. I returned to reality as I dropped off the
handmade gifts to the ladies of Gerelco while watching their faces with their anticipation of their annual handmade gifts.
The " Ladies of the Evening ", our evening bead group met at Deborah Apodaca's wonderfully decorated home and exchanged our gifts. Each member had the most delightful selections that were
exchanged. I gave each ladies a coffee mug that said " Girlfriends.....better than shopping or booze ".
Actually, I am looking forward to 2014. I have my resolutions written and ready for New Years Eve.
I have been amazed at how far my Bead Embroidery has come over the past year and I plan to continue to to expand my craft, support my friends.... " all artists " and actually get my inventory in order with photographs and costing structures in place.
I came across this lovely little plaque that is just " So True ".
I have soooo many friends that this plaque is just perfect for. " Maybe next years Christmas Gift".
So, on to Creativity..... my favorite subject in our hectic lives. I came across a photograph on Facebook, not of a specific piece of Bead Embroidery, but the setting of the photograph so caught my
attention that I had to sit there and gaze at it and realized it was just perfect. It was elegant, coiffed, and perfectly presented.