Monday, March 30, 2009
Hearts in bloom
My bead journal page for February came easy this time around. I had this great fabric with hearts in shades of red, pink and light purple. I found some neat heart beads in order to make my 'flowers' and some wonderful vintage sequins.
I find when I focus on the positive (the love of family, an abundance of friends, my good fortune in that I do have a job, the impending birth of my 3rd grandchild and many other blessings too numerous to mention here) rather than get caught up in the negative (the state of the economy, my disappearing 401k, aches and pains of aging, and the never ending cold weather just to name a few), that my heart is in bloom. My goal - to stay focused on the positive, a daily challenge!
If you look at the photo blown up you will see the detail on the 'rosettes' on the rest of the page. I couldn't resist adding them. I don't often bead in these colors and found I was having quite a bit of fun with them.
Here's a shot of the stitching on the back
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