Have no idea what happened to my original blog, guess I must of posted something controversial!!! Sorry, for those I need to be sorry to and to others who understand that an Artists mind isn't stuffed into a box or a book or into things that shatter!!! My mind is everywhere doing many things at once, working to remember the important things of the day. Who's voice do I need today to make my smile a little brighter??? Do I need to scream and shout to get my point across??? Or do we get each other so well?? That all we ever say to one another is I know! I know! I know!!! I know the plans I have for you says the Lord! I am excited for the plans that are about to fly away out of my hands. To a greater place, to a special place, to a magical place, where no one can steal from your dreams.
To all who visit this blog, I hope you will realize I'm just what I am, one of a kind, there is not another me around. My claim over my art is also one of a kind. No repeats, no duplications with respect to me as an artist. Exceptions are for Weddings, and family keepsakes, for loss of loved one. (I can and will make those exceptions) Every piece of hand crafted art is hand stitched one or sometimes two beads at a time. Pieces can take up to several months to complete depending upon the type of work. Such as bead embroidery or bead weaving techniques.
My art can also be found in back issues of Bead and Button Magazine, Bead Trends, Beadwork, also in Creative Beading vol. 5 and vol. 6 from B&B. To date I have 12 publications, and have been featured in my hometown paper. Supported through my local Chamber of Commerce. Featured Artist at the Croswell Art Gallery in Adrian, Michigan.
Today I've signed up to do one of my very favorite things, and that is to be a part of Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party. It's been a few years now, but I'm really looking forward to meeting a new beady friend through this fun and creative bead swap.
Hope I can meet new friends, get back acquainted with some from days gone by, and somehow be here to do life with you all.
Have a beady great day!!! CJ