Thursday, September 11, 2008
Home early, work space and another face...
Well... that didn't last long - the trip I mean! It was a tough trip out, I'm not a morning person and my flight was at 6:00. I tried my best to sleep on the planes (I had a layover in Atlanta), but it's never terribly comfortable trying to cram into a space meant for an average 12 year old with your back straight up and down. I don't have one of the neck pillow things - I hate the feeling of waking up - mouth hanging agape, facing the aisle and some poor unsuspecting traveler! Anyway, I made it to West Palm Beach and was well into my work and focused on meeting a deadline when I got a call... the job has been postponed - really? I had just unpacked my 10 days worth of clothes and was now being told to start checking for flights out the next morning. After a break for a well deserved margarita and dinner, I started packing back up to leave the next morning and am happy to be home now.
So one of the first blogs I visited is that of Denise of Bits of Beads and Fibers where she posted a giveaway for beads - she asked folks to post photos of their bead desk. So that is mine at the top of this post - a closer up shot of my little creative space. And just above from a bit of a distance. I use an old custom made work station that was originally built for the Mister's tattoo shop. It is black with a red, white and black tile top. I have a piece of vellux on top of a piece of foam - it's about 9 x 12 and works perfectly for me! When I travel, I roll it up and take it with me - perfect!
I love my little corner in the living room. I have several cats so it is a necessity that I keep my projects put away. I use cigar boxes for each project, so I can have more than one going at once and keep them out of harms way. When I sit to bead, I spread everything out and go from there.
Before I left, I completed another face (actually 2, but the last one will be another post). So here I introduce Twilight. Isn't she sweet? This is another face by Jen Martin. I have quite a stash of her faces and found myself reaching for one yet again. This one is about 1 1/2 inches around and unlike the others is held down with peyote stitch. I really like these colors.
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman