Monday, July 16, 2012

Soup!

So, after a fun-filled weekend of suppositories and insurance adjusters, I was very happy to find that my awesome bead soup had arrived from Sweden, courtesy of ceramic bead artist Birgitte Lejonklou!

The handmade cabochons just took my breath away! The designs are so delicate! And the Buddha connector is just amazing - I've already got a project in mind for that one, but not sure if it will be my Bead Soup piece or not.

I really, really, really want to do something with one of those cabs and some of that sari silk that Birgitte included in my package. It's just calling to me! I wonder if I can "whip" up a little piece of bead embroidery...or maybe that's just something I'll have to wait on for another day. (Since I have to have my piece finished and ready to post on the 28th - yikes!)

On that note, I spent half an hour on the phone with the insurance company today, and I was so stressed out after I answered her questions (all 64,000 of them), I spent a few minutes working on a Zentangle. Since I've been looking at the amazing beadwork in the Battle of the Beadsmith, and idea about beading occurred to me, and I've treated myself to an online Zentangle class and took a new interest in digging out my sketchbook with all my old tangles in it.

I need to go crunch some numbers for tomorrow, and then I need to clean up the kitchen and get some dinner cooking for the three of us, but after the dishes are cleared away, I am going to sit with my kid on the back porch and do some more Zentangling and coloring while I plot my next move.

Happy thought for the day: sunflowers.



To be continued...

1 comment:

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

I guess we have to start working on the designs :) I will tomorrow...
I am so happy You did like the beads !