Saturday, April 19, 2014

Do Over

Do Overs really don't occur in life. There's no rewind or pause.  
You might get a second opportunity if you're really lucky. 
This is one Do Over that I hope to be able to enter:

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Color of Dreams blog hop

If I do this right, it will post automatically, Sunday April 6, 2014.

   I feel lucky to have been included and really love the polymer cube bead that was chosen for me. I titled my piece 'Slowly Spring'.  I live about 100 miles from the Canadian border in a small town in Idaho and winter has been drawn out with freezing temps at night this last week.  So I have been dreaming a lot about Spring actually arriving. 
   I find I sleep better if I have been beading for at least an hour before I go to sleep.  
So that's my dream - to bead, to sleep, perchance to dream (happily). 
   I worked on having some asymmetry in this piece and feel it has a nice balance.  I used 4 colors of Delica; turquoise, rainbow translucence, a mystery color (no name on the tube) & a small amount of grass green.  I chose copper as a transition color from winter before the gold of summer. 
   I have lots of blogs to visit & see the other wonders that have been created, so here they are:

Honorary Artist:          Patricia Handschuh
Patricia's blog:            The Color of Dreams        
Patricias Etsy:             The Color of Dreams
Hostess: TJ                 Jewel School Friends
Kay Thomerson          KayzKreationz
Audrey Belanger         Toki No Hourousha

Alicia Marinache         All the Pretty Things
Terry Carter                TappingFlamingo
Lori Schneider            Bead Addict
Jenny Kyrlach            Wonder and Whimsy
Asri Wahyuingsih       Asri's Beadwork
Dini Bruinsma            Angaza by Changes
Karla Morgan             Texas Pepper Jams
Debbie Rasmussen      A Little of This, A Little of That
Veralynne Malone       Designed by Vera
Kathy Stemke              Vintage Memories Jewelry Design
Mowse Doyle              Mowse Made This
Heather Richter            Desert Jewelry Designs
Lori Poppe                    Adventures in Creativity with LorilliJean

Jayne Capps                 Mama's Got To Doodle
Andrea Glick               Zenith Jade Creations
Kathleen Breeding       99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Becky Pancake             Becky Pancake Bead Designs
Karin Martinez             Fairies Market
Miranda Ackerley         Mirandack

Penny Houghton           Smelly Nelly
Carolyn Lawson           Carolyn's Creations
Chris Eisenberg            Wanderware
Christie Murrow           Charis Designs Jewelry
Monique Urquhart        A Half-Baked Notion
Eve Shelby                   Raindrop Creations Jewelry by Evelyn
Cryss Thain                  Here Bead Dragons
Jasvanti Patel               Jewelry By Jasvanti
Nan Smith                    NanMade Handmade Jewelry
Sue Kennedy               SueBeads
Jean Yates                    Snap Out of It, Jean! There's Beading to be Done!
Debbie Rogers             Debbies Treasures
Marybeth Rich             A Few Words From Within the Pines
Shirley Moore              Beads and Bread
Shaia Williams             Shaiha's Ramblings
Kathy Lindemer           Bay Moon Design
Linda Anderson           From the Bead Board
Judy Turner                 Silver Rains
Gloria Allen                Gloria Allen Designs
Regina Wood              Ginas-Design
Robin Reed                 Artistry HCBD
Mary Goovars             MLH Jewelry Designs
Marlene Cupo             Amazing Designs
CJ Bauschka               4 His Glory Creations
Robin Showstack        The Crazy Bead Hoarder
Cynthia O'Toole          Sparkles and Sweets

Jael Thorp                   Jael's Art Jewels
Renetha Stanziano         Lamplight Crafts