Saturday, April 25, 2015
Good morning, how great it is to see sunshine when you get up rather than gray and gloomy skies even though I admit I love the sound of rain on the roof! I have to show off a bit even though this picture is no where near as pretty as the real thing. Recently we had an awareness event for my daughter and a new friend fell in love with my beadwork. She contacted me and said, can I order something from you? It is a thank you gift for a good friend, she is a ghost hunter, loves black and grey and skulls. Well that was enough and I was off and running. The cab on the bag is hard to see but it is from a mold of a pirate skull. I molded it in black clay and then lightly dry brushed the raised features with white to stand out. I wish you could see it better. Any way after finishing using black seed beads, a mottled gray and black bead for accents and the polymer clay skull, I am truly loving the way it turned out. It makes me so happy when I start a project with no idea in mind other than the information I have been given and it turns out better than my own expectations. The highlight of my week.
I have been working on a lot of simple chokers and necklaces, not only do I have lots of little bits of left overs from other projects to clear out, my daughter is having a huge garage sale in June and things like inexpensive, simple chokers will sell well if she gets good attendance. Other than that things have been at a standstill. I have not gotten far with my mission to raise funds to move my daughters family. My dad is still hanging on, a little bit sicker, a little bit weaker every day but hanging on despite it all. So I was just thinking this morning, I have not been out in public in about 7 months. What I would not give just to go to the grocery store and spend a few hours picking out my own food. I am thankful for things like home delivery services which I must utilize for everything but it is not the same and I find much harder to shop this way. But until the day comes that I can come and go as I please it will get us through!
I have been spending a lot of time daydreaming. Once I no longer need to care for my dad I believe it is time to open that store that I have been dwelling on for a million years. My daughter and grand daughter both have a vision of doing the same and I think the three of us together would have a ball pulling it together. I have also decided that some big bead manufacturer needs to create me a job position. I often through left over beads into a single big jar when I just have a small amount left over from a project but then I get aggravated because it is my nature to want each type and each color of bead in it's own container. So every once in a while I dump that big jar on a towel then spend hours sorting the beads into their own homes no matter how little I have of that particular bead or color. Strangely enough, I love doing this so I need a job as an at home bead sorter! Some one put the word out for me please.
Happy weekend to everyone.