Do you know Nicole Campanella (Beadwright)? Her birthday is this month, she'll be turning... whocaresty-seven, and she's giving away the most amazing piece. You can click on her name to register and read all about it... but you'll have a thousand-word understanding of just how beautiful it is once you see the photos (she has more views on her site).
I haven't known Nicole long (since OWOH) but one of the things I love most about her is her strength. Tenacity. Keep right arting through whatever crisis comes her way. I need to have people, artists, friends like her in my life, to remind me when I haven't finished a two-weeks overdue project because I'm having a flare, or have to spend 14 hours in bed because it hurts too bad to get up, that there is beauty to be found in every situation. It might be the angel faces I can find in the distressed ceiling in my bedroom or a squeeze from my darling husband, a pal, my fourteen-year-old who would sit in my lap if he fit, a surprise in the mail... a delightful post like Nicole's, the amazing messages in the dozens of other sites I visit regularly.
Hop on over and register - you'll be glad you did!
I have so much to post that I don't know where to start. My goal is every other day until I'm caught up. I don't want to slip out of the loop, let myself down - I started my blog in April of 2008 and the connections it has allowed me are way too important (yes, that means you:)!