It’s been mostly overcast and rainy for at least two weeks now.
I’m discovering that the weather greatly affects my pain level, ever since having my spine fused. Despite the pain, I shall redeem this time.
Today when the sun peeked out briefly, I stood outside even while the rain was still falling, so desperate to feel sun on my face.
Then the clouds moved in again and I tucked back in the darkness of my work space. But places don’t have to stay colorless and uncheered. I got out the beads.
They glistened and captured every speck of light. I didn’t want any light to get away.
I made petals and leaves and flower centers.
I use children’s teacups and dishes to hold flower components while I work. Here a child’s teacup holds stamens.
These vintage flower centers belonged to my grandmother. I’m looking forward to using them. Thank you so much, dear sister Donna for sending them!
Even though it is dark and rainy outside and there are no flowers blooming in the window, I have flowers blossoming on the table.
French Beaded flowers in a shoebox await stems and leaves.
Donna Cotterman said:
OOOOHHHH! AAAAHHHH! These are better than the July 4th fireworks. So amazing and beautiful. Your grandmother would be very proud of you and your joyful talents. ♥
I miss my grandmother so much, even after all these years. That is very kind of you to say. Thank you.
Julia, I love your photos. They make me wish for my own rainy day. Absolutely stunning color! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you artsygenius. I hope your next rainy day is particularly lovely. :)
Prettiness beyond words. ♥
Thank you kindly, Lorainne!