Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Little Bit About Me

As many of you already know, my life long love affair with arts and crafts began when, as a young girl, my grandmother taught me how to crochet. Ever since, I'm happiest when my hands are creating something. Through my journey as an artist I have tried and enjoyed many crafts, including crochet, knitting (never quite got the hang of it), sewing, macrame, needlepoint, cross stitch, you name it. Sometimes I would have 4 or 5 projects going at the same time across several mediums. It wasn't until my older sister Cindy taught me how to make my first pair of earrings that I became focused on one craft. Almost immediately I became addicted to beads and for those of you who are also confessed beadaholics, you know what I mean. There's a certain feeling or spirituality that comes from running your fingers around and across a nicely shaped stone. The colors are fascinating and the variety is endless. As with many forms of art, you are only limited by your own imagination. It is my hope, through this blog, that my love of art can be an inspiration for other aspiring artists. It's been a long, wonderful journey and I'm amazed how intertwined it has become. The internet has opened up a whole new world for many. In the course of a few hours you can scan the globe so to speak. You do a search, find a website you like that has a link you find interesting which leads you to yet another website and more buried treasures. Half the fun is not knowing where it will all lead.

Come join the adventure and share your journey with me and others!!