Friday, April 23, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
They were the inspiration for this cuff bracelet. The waves and starfish are cut from leather and painted. I sewed on the glass and pearl beads onto the leather waves. The base is a somewhat flexible off white webbing layered with vintage lace.
The Starfish Story
An old man was walking down the beach just before dawn. In the distance he saw a young man picking up stranded starfish and throwing them back into the sea. As the old man approached the young man, he asked; "Why do you spend so much energy doing what seems to be a waste of time?" The young man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left in the morning sun. "But there must be thousands of beaches and millions of starfish, exclaimed the old man. "How can your efforts make any difference?" The young man looked down at the small starfish in his hand and as he threw it to safety in the sea, he said; "It makes a difference to this one!"
This little story reminds me that even the tinest gestures can make a big difference in other peoples lives. Hope you all had a great Saturday!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
She told me her name was "April" and she was the fairy that brought the showers. She even had beaded raindrops hanging off of her cloud and umbrella. She carried a bucket full of raindrops and looked well prepared for a deluge in her slick yellow rainboots.
Then tonight as I was checking out what popped up during the past few days in my side perennial garden, this little fellow scampered about and introduced himself to me as, "King Flowers". He had a pet Swallowtail butterfly attached to a leash!
And an armful of flowers.
I don't know for sure but I think he's French (see the French text on his hat?).Well, what is your take on this? Do I have a fairy problem? Should I just let them hang out in my garden?
Monday, April 5, 2010
I got up early and hopped to the studio to make fabric beads and drink Duncan Donut coffee.
How perfect is this tulip with the fresh dew still on it?
Go the the dollar store and buy a bag of bamboo skewers to wrap the fabric around. Grab a very small paint brush too while you're at the dollar store.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Hey, where did that Easter Bunny come from anyway?