Samples from my Bead Soup Collection
To mark my 2nd month of blogging* and to thank all of you who have commented on my blog either directly or via e-mails through my website:
I'm celebrating by giving away 1 bead soup from my Bead Soup Collection to a special reader!To enter to win a bead soup of your choice, simply enter a comment. The winner will be chosen in a highly technical manner: I will ask my family to choose a number - that comment number will win!
And while I'm at it, here is a Double Bonus! If your name is chosen and you happen to be a 'follower' of my blog, then you can choose 2 bead soups!
My bead soups have been used in everything from beadwork (of course!) to quilting and felting embellishment, collages and encaustic to a customer who displays them in dishes around her home. Are the creative juices flowing?!
You can see more of my Bead Soup Collection on my website - they are now for sale on-line.
*On New Year's Eve a dear friend convinced me I had to 'get with the times' and start blogging. Okay... sounds good, but to be honest, I was very nervous. What would I write about, would anyone read it? How personal should it be - would I feel vulnerable? Was it hard to set up? How would I find the time to create a blog between writing a new book, teaching classes, raising kids, making kits and working on new class ideas for next year?
Well, the set up took all of 30 minutes (most of that time was in deciding which format to go with) and half way through my first entry I came to the conclusion that my blog will serve 2 purposes:
1. It is for me - a diary, a forum for expression, a way to document what is going on in my life and how my family, my art work, mother nature, food etc. is all tied to who I am; and
2. It is for you - hopefully giving you ideas, inspiration, and ultimately confidence in your artistic voice.
So sometimes my blog is personal, sometimes not. Sometimes I may strike a cord with my readers, and sometimes not. And that is okay. Because along the way, I am learning to write. I am growing with my blog.
... of course I could always use more time! But who couldn't?
Added on 3/17/09: I am still getting some wonderful comments! However, the bead soup give-away was given away (check the next post for the winner). Stay tuned, there will be another!