Wednesday, August 1, 2018
I can't make anything in these challenges, whether it was the Bead Journal Project, The Endevourers or any other group, that does not involve my deepest thoughts about the challenge and how it depicts me personally.
When the Spiral theme was selected, I was thinking of a spiral as being our path in life. Each patch being a step, intentionally a little crooked and not uniform at all. We learn as we go and as our knowledge expands, so does the spiral. The stars in the background depict eternity and our life is just a moment in time. There are little silver lined crystal beads sewn along the path. I have a friend that absolutely loved John Denver. Though I am not a fan, my friend repeated to me once a line from one of his songs that has always stuck with me. "Some Days Are Diamonds". So I have taken that phrase and over the years a good day is a Diamond. The beads are only scattered close to the path, leaving room for future Diamond Days until we reach the end of our path. I admit I ended this part of my path with a Cubs patch because I was born a Cub fan and will die a Cub fan...Die Hard they say were I was born in Chicago.
I have given some thought about how I could have achieved the piece my brain envisioned. Maybe I should have used a hoop when I added the diamonds, but in reality I should have used less tension on the thread. Each bead is knotted after being sewn on. I am so glad to be a member of this group. I wonder what the NEXT challenge will be? I'm pretty sure that I am going to explore another spiral piece, perhaps using hexies.
Have a Diamond Day!
Grateful: Today, for an unexplained reason here, I am grateful my grandson and his family are safe. Yesterday and today are not diamond days.