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
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.