Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by the nest this week. I am excited for the pieces I have to show you this week. I am starting to want to get back into beading and that is awesome! The last 6 months have been rough for my family and I, I have been unable to bead too much during this time. Just doing my Inchies and Twinchies and that is it. I started doing my Christmas ornaments but I only got 3 done before I lost interest in beading, due to having to take care of our dog, Dragon after I hit him with the car. Then my brother and mother both went home to glory and I sunk deeper away from my beloved beading.
It has been hard especially since beading has been my calming joy. Many years ago I was diagnosed with PTSD and beading has always been a way to calm down and relieve my anxiety. So I am very excited to feel like getting back to my beading.
So, that said here is my inchie for this week. Over at Every Inchie Monday
the theme is Grin. My first thought was one of those ever-so-annoyingly-popular-emojis The sly grin kinda thing.
Here is what I came up with. I think mine looks more like an evil grin than the emoji one does. lol
Also this week over at 2x2x2
the theme is King. This was the one I have been waiting for. Perfect time of the year for this theme. So I had to make one for the season. Jesus.
I really love how this one came out. Reminds me about what I am thankful for. Smiles, hugs, family and my faith. So what do you think?
Everyone don't forget to fly on over to EIM
to check out the art and join in. I promise you will have so much fun!! Have a blessed and creative week my friends.
I am sure you will be pleased whaen the New Year arrives and I hope it will be a very happy one for you.ReplyDelete
Always love to see your bead work and it is amazing what you produce in these small spaces
Love Chrissie xx
Thanks so much Chrissie, I cant wait for next years designs!Delete
Mama Hen loves your bead work my child. Love you to pieces.ReplyDelete
Awww, so nice that you visited. That made my day. Love you to piecesDelete
WOW! Just WOW! Your color choices in your sly grin are awesome, but your rendition of Jesus just left me speechless (and you KNOW how rare that is!). You never cease to amaze me with your creativity girl. Have a blessed week!ReplyDelete
WOW! You speechless...I did not think that was possible! haha Thanks so much BeccaDelete
The grin does seem to have a slightly evil slant but the Jesus head is just stunning & so appropriate for the time of year:-)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much SallyDelete
I'm sorry you have had to go through such a rough time this year. Life just seems to gang up on us though and I'm glad to see you are working your way through it in a positive way. Your beading is always a joy to see and doing it, like Zentangle or coloring, is a very healthy way to chase away negative thoughts. Sending you hugs and wishes for a calm and enjoyable Christmas, and for the New Year as well.ReplyDelete
Awww Jean, thank you so much, your words are a blessing. You have a blessed Christmas as wellDelete
I was so sad to hear of your hard times this year and your suffering from PTSD - my youngest daughter suffers from it after being assaulted 2 years ago and it is not fun - similarly she has stopped doing her art and has no heart for anything. I really am glad to hear you are going to start beading again good on you - your beaded grin is great and as you say a little bit evil but I think your "King" is superb - I absolutely love it. Wishing you all the best and let's hope next year brings joy health and happiness, love JennyReplyDelete
Oh, Jenny, thank you so much for your beautiful words. I will say a prayer for your daughter. It is a tough fight but she has you. Be strong for her and pray for her. Her art will call her again and she will gladly run to it. Blessings to you and your family in the new yearDelete