I have been doing pretty good keeping up with my pages, but I'm a little behind in photographing and blogging.
The pattern in the fabric I chose for April reminded me of a fountain, that brought back childhood memories of trips to the Disneyland Hotel and watching the 'Dancing Waters' show. It was one of the few things a family could experience that was free. The water and lights in the fountains were timed to 'dance' with classical and pop music. It was magical. Happy memories came with beading this piece. It includes glass seed beads in various sizes, 15/0 being the smallest as well as glass pearls.
As always... I took shots of the back.
May brought a new blessing into my life, a new granddaughter. My only child has 3 children of his own and this one was the last. This is the first one I have been here to watch grow from birth and I couldn't be happier. May is also the month in which my grandmother was born, she has been the most influential woman in my life. See died in 1998 at the age of 98, I miss her and think of her just as much today as 11 years ago. More importantly I feel her presence in my life as if she watches over me and my loved ones. So my page for May is dedicated to the love of family.
This page includes size 15/0 beads for the stems on the flowers, 3mm Swarovski bicones serve as the leaves on the flowers and the flowers themselves are 6mm Swarovski margarita beads. The angel is a beautiful vintage Swarovski pendant. Lots of crystal = lots of sparkle which I can't accurately capture on camera.
And here's the back of May.
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