I've been in Seattle visiting a long-time friend for a few days. On returning home this evening, I turned on the 'puter right away to check the BJP blogs. I love it! New posts and links leading me to new and wonderful beaded art. It feeds me... and makes me happy!
At this very moment, I am feeling overwhelmed with gratitude, appreciation and love for all of you who make up the blogging community... artists, beaders, quilters, writers, friends... angels gracing my life! The carved wooden angel (pictured above) hangs on a tree in a friend's yard, precious despite fading paint. Thinking about you reminded me of it.
Before starting to write this post, I re-read all the comments on my previous post about my January BJP (Lunar Marriage Dance). How amazing, supportive and perceptive you are!!! It's almost daunting to think that most of us have never met face-to-face and only know each other through brief posts, yet I can sense your knowing and understanding of me. So this post is all about saying "Thank you for being part of my life, for your time and attention, for your support!"
Here's another picture I'd like to share tonight... This is a scan of a picture in an art auction catalog. It's a Roman mask in bronze from the First Century AD. (Read more about this mask here. A similar bronze mask is here.) Wouldn't it be fun to bead both this and the angel????!
PS. Both pictures are clickable for detail.
PSS. Read the comments on this post for ideas-tips-questions for beading the mask and/or angel!