Wednesday, February 24, 2010

When Play becomes PASSION !!!

I suppose I am a spatial-visual , kinesthetic learner.
On a less than scientific level ,I like to see and touch things !
I have always been compelled to make things inspired by everything I see and touch.
For some reason (I'm probably better off not knowing why),
I like to make things that are small.
I Especially like jewelry and beads . I started long ago with macaroni and yarn.Then I moved on to every medium available .
I made beads out of everything I could !

When I met polymer clay ,magic happened ! Instant friendship !!!
Whatever my mood or desire clay adapts. It's very forgiving !
My perfect companion ! From the moment we met, we spent every spare moment together .
In today's lingo, polymer became my BFF .
I began to think of it more and more often . I made excuses to spend more time making clay beads.
It seemed I was always longing to make the next clay creation ! Everything around me seemed to inspire a Polymer Bead.
I even dreamed about clay Beads !!!

My innocent friendship had become my Passion !
I made beads ,beads and more beads!
I LOVE making beads!!!
I started selling beads so I'd have a reason to make more !
I can't stop creating beads,talking about beads , looking at beads, reading about beads!
I'm Extremely PASSIONATE about beads!!!

Is that a bad thing?

When Passion grabs you, should you try to resist ?
I say NO WAY !
Making my beads a form of meditation for me .
Daily stress goes out of my mind when my bead muse visits.
Beads have been a part of human culture since ancient times.
As I learn more about beads , I learn more about history, geography and geology !
But, the very best gifts I've gained are the friendships.
Because of my bead passion , I have met bead lovers from all over the world !
Acquaintances begun because of beads, blossomed into friendships.
My passion has Expanded my world
it has also made the world seem to be a much Smaller friendlier place !

When my play became my Passion , my life was enriched in every way imaginable .

I reached out for a hand that held a bead and found much more....

Bead Happy , m.e :)

Be Sure to check out the Great Beadie Blog at
the ABS Blog Carnival team will be discussing Passion during the month of March Don't miss the FUN !!!
Check out the PCAGOE monthly challenge !

To Bead or not To Bead there any question ???

Beads, Beads, More Beads!

Olive Beads ! Don't you ?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Clay Trippin'

I've been officially "snowed in" by the Baltimore blizzard of 2010 !
I have finally been able to make it to work . Wheeew ...I need the paycheck !!!
But, giant piles of snow and ice make it unwise to venture out just for fun.
I guess I have been hit with a kind of cabin fever . I have Clay Cabin fever !!!
The symptoms are a very strong desire to stay in ,to stay warm and to play with clay !!!
The cure ...avoid unnecessary housework and include as many carbs in the diet as humanly possible ! And of course, play with clay !!!

I finished my entry for the PCAGOE monthly challenge "texture"
I've never actually been to the desert .
But ,creating a Cactus Flower Pendant took me to a hot sunny place for awhile
A perfect trip of imagination for a cold snowy day !
We have some amazing entries far ...
and as always, a chance to win fabulous prizes just for voting !

I also made a entry for The Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge .
This month' s inspiration is
"Luna Park " by Vestie Davis

I took a mind trip to an amusement park that resulted in a new fun Spinner Pendant design !
Check out all the wonderful entries

Now I'm off to the garden of imagination to grow some poly spring flowers !

Hope your week has been filled with pleasant journeys too.
Bead Happy,
m.e :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Clay Dreams

24 inches of snow on the ground .... and 10 more in today's forecast!!!
I do love the winter landscape.
There is a certain beauty to my garden all covered in glistening white .
I have enjoyed the snow .But, enough already !!!
I need a dose of bright , hot sunshine !
Alas ,I am snowed in until who knows when .
However, I can clay- dream .
I've been busy mixing nice tropical colors and making little sea creatures.
Clay-dreamin' about the Florida Keys

Just to kick the heat up a notch, I decided to dream about places I've never been.
I imagined myself in a desert scenario .
After a few hours of shoveling snow , I 'd like to be a reptile warming myself on smooth warm rock.
I can just feel the heat !
What would I like in my fantasy desert ? Maybe some cactus?
How about cactus flowers !
I completed one I'm working on another for the next PCAGOE challenge .
The theme is "texture" Plenty of great textures in the desert !
I feel warmer already !
Back to my clay-dreamin'
stay warm and ...
Bead Happy ,
m.e . :)
Desert Spring Pendant