I'm home from memorials and bead-buying. Now it's time to rejoin life, to get back to work. Daily work, both artmaking and housekeeping, is when all the events of the past weeks get slowly sorted out under the surface thoughts, held and considered like a new bead, and put in places where they might go. Usually, eventually, they become part of something new.
May it be so.
I'm remembering Velma a lot, and making various moves to embrace my life. I want to do so with even a fraction of the willingness and passion Velma brought to hers.
So today I sort beads. Some of them are going into packages for my Beads of the Month
people, which is work full of delight. "Ooh, look at this bead! Isn't this a great bead? Oh, hey, this other stuff -- check out what this rock does! Whoah!" Someday soon I'll make a post about bead buying and bead selling and the process of selecting the beads that go into packages, but today I'm just sinking into the bliss of sorting and combining and allocating all the treasures that came home with me yesterday.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US, and since I'm deeply thankful for being able to make art and have it find its people, I'm going to take tomorrow through Sunday as an art marathon. There will be shinies! I'll try to take photos as I go and show you what's happening.
What are you thankful for? And what are some ways you embrace your life, little or big?