And yes! I'm still in a manic beading frenzy. I still have so many ideas wanting to get out. I have taken a position on the board of Beading for a Cure: Layne's Legacy. This next year I want to get the word out to as many people as I possibly can as our cause is near to so many hearts. So many people have been touched by colon cancer through a family member, a friend, a coworker, or personally. Though a small group, we have managed to send in thousands of dollars for colo-rectal cancer research in the name of our friend who we all met many years ago on All About Beads a Delphi Forum chat group. I already did the one piece with the raku owl made by Duane Collins, but we had people drop out so I along with several others are working on making a second piece that will be auctioned off next year. For my second piece, I wanted to do something more feminine so I chose to take the pink out of the color palette. Next week before I mail this off, I'll take better pictures and share with you my pictures of how it was designed and constructed but for now a quick picture of it on "Louise".
|Winner's Circle....still needs a little more work as the chain is too weak|
I've met so many wonderful people on Facebook. First and foremost are the bead artist out there who are constantly challenging each other. My current challenge partner is Rose Thorn. We were partnered together by Lori Anderson to do the Pantone Fall color bead swap. Now this is just a swap and we are not obligated to make anything with what we sent to each other, but my o my...aren't these lovely. Rose really went out of her way to spoil me. The lamp works are going to give this seed beader a run for her money in designing.
And just a little personal thing for you who wonder a little about the me behind the beads. I work in a laboratory that is currently being reconfigured into a regional Medical Center in the Northern quadrant of Columbus. We are getting a big robotic arm that will run our chemistry department from receiving the specimens in the computer to putting the tubes away in the refrigerator. Hopefully it will all work. For now we are extremely cramped and working in very tight quarters. This is my chair in Chemistry and yes! I have to squeeze through to get to the instruments in the back. I know it will all get better but meanwhile, I'm getting use to the bruises.