Monday, November 9, 2015

Different Design This Week

I hope that this post finds everyone warm and doing well.   I have been busy working on the Christmas ornaments and have only got a few more to go.  So this weekend I really only had time to work on my inchie and nothing much more that I can show right now.  There is alot of longing, but little time for doing!  Why does it seem that we cant wait for the weekend to be away from work, and we spend the whole week at work wishing the days would go by fast but then we want time to slow down on the weekends?  I mean I know that is one of those questions that needs no answer, but still!

This week I had a hard time with the theme over at Every Inchie Monday but finally got it in an abstract kinda way.  The theme is Nymph.  I really had to stretch my thinking on this one.  I was not sure how to portray that in an inch of beads but finally I got into desperate abstract thinking and I ended up with this.


On this inchie I used 3 colors of Delicas.  Sadly the picture does not show how bright and shiny the orange beads are.  Can you figure out what this is & what it has to do with a Nymph?  Got it?  Need more time?  I will wait and give you more time.  Give up yet?. . . . . . OK I will tell you.  It is the top corner of the nymph's wing.  See it now?  Maybe tilt your head to the right. . . . then the left. . .  ahhh now you see it!  YAY!  LOL.  I did have to dig deep for this one as you can see, but I do like it.  Let me know what you think about it.  Also don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the rest of the great art there.

As I write this I am reminded that 6 years ago today, I lost my best friend and soul mate.  Robert; my late husband; was always supportive of my beading.  He always knew it calmed me down and gave me great comfort.  When I was so stressed out that I had issues with my PTSD he would tell me to go to our room and play or just hold my beads.  He so knew that would center me and calm me down as much as prayer does.  I think that he would be proud of what I am doing with my beads.

He always wanted to be able to have a passion like I have with beads.  But growing up he was always pushed away from being creative (by his father who felt that was not something that men did), which always saddens me, so my thought to everyone who is reading this is please don't ignore your creative voices.  Even if you have to stop what you are doing and take time to write down something or draw something for later on, then please do it.  If you have someone in your life who seems interested in something creative, please encourage them.  You never know where it will take them.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

18 comments:

  1. I figured it out right away and I'm usually the last one in that type of situation to do that! Great job! I have PTSD, but mine is due to a very abusive previous marriage. Beading has brought me out of the shadows, out of the funk, and focused me away from my own negative thought processes. At night, when I'm afraid to sleep because I don't want to face the night terrors, I bead. I am so sorry about the loss of your friend. I lost both of my parents within the last 3 years, so I can sort of relate. See you on FB!

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    1. Thanks Rebecca, that is the same reason I have PTSD, my first marriage. Beading has been my calming and saving grace; a gift given to me by God. So I do get what your saying. I also dont do well with sleep. Have a blessed day my friend and see you on FB as well

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  2. Looks amazing to me and such a beautiful mix of beads as always

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. I saw that beautiful wing right away. It is always sad to lose loved ones. I'm glad you have such good memories though. A lot of us have demons that would simply gain control if we ever stopped creating. So, lets all continue to create! Hugs :)

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    1. Thanks Jean, I feel the same way, Create away!

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  4. Amazing inchie. I have seen it right away too. I think everybody should be creative it is so a relaxing. Good that you had someone who understood your passion.

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  5. Having used the moth myself, I recognized right away the connection with nymph - it is beautiful. So sad to lose a loved oe but great that you have good memories and reading is my salvation too.

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    1. Thanks Kia, I am so glad so many of you all understand how important it is to be creative, right up there with breathing and eating!

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  6. Oh come on, it's a wing tip. And it's stunning!

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    1. Haha yea I was worried that people wouldn't get my design. But apparently you all get me

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  7. Dear Freebird, we all get you! We're all creative types and we hope to instill that energy in others, to dig deep and find that human element. It is as important as breathing, more vital than water. Sorry for your loss, but am glad you carry the memories, also vital. Have a brilliant day! c

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    1. Thanks 's so much Cheryl. You said it so eloquently

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  8. Of course I got it straight away, but it didn't stop me turning my head from side to side like you suggested. No sure who is the daftest, you for suggesting it, or me for doing it. I'm not sure what I would do if I didn't create. Go madder than I already am would be an option. Keep well and keep beading.

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    1. LOL thanks Wendy, that is ok about turning your head, I did it while I was reading your post, HAHA. I know I am crazy, my creativity is what keeps the crazy down ;)

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  9. I love your bead work, wonderful inchie! It's good to have someone who understands your passion :-) Being creative is so necessary for me too.

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