Wednesday, October 1, 2014

31 Days of Blogging

I'm doing something new and completely different here, girls.  

I have joined "31 days of blogging" challenge that requires us to blog about a subject EVERY DAY
for the 31 days of October.  There were several subjects to pick from, 


personal endeavors.  I could have picked that one, but then you see nothing but beads, beads, beads, beads everyday.  ;)   (as if you don't anyway, snicker, snicker).

There was also inspiration and faith.  I liked that one too - I have so many wonderful inspirational quotes and sayings.  But for 31 days?  Snore.
I thought about picking the organization one, or maybe the fashion and beauty.  Then I would STILL be talking about beads, beads, beads, beads each time, but it would be more organized.  
And beautiful.  

I ultimately picked the one that I have a sense will be the most popular - because it is all encompassing  -  we can reach for stars, and give you the moon, or just talk about our dog:


So here goes.  On my first day of awesomeness, I may already make you want to


I MUST.   

So here goes.  A rather introductory little post, so that you don't have to visit the 'about' section.
I am a wife.  But not a mother. I am a dog lover.  I am an artist.  I am spiritual.  But not so much religious.  I am a lover, a Libra.  And definitely not a fighter.  Unless it's about my art.

My art, my passion and my life revolves around the passion of beads and bead embroidery.  MORE than just a craft.  Something I still struggle to explain and get people close and far to accept and understand.  I have had award winning pieces. (see Mariposa over there on the left).
I have had pieces and projects appear in magazines.  I am just NOW, after being at this little 'show' for over 20 YEARS - gaining notoriety and respect.  But not necessarily love.
Still hard to explain the whole handmade/buy local/don't want to be a starving artist THING
to the area that I live in.  

Which I think I'll leave to blog about for another day.
So for now, I think I'll leave it here.

On to day 2.
And as I've ended all the rest of my everyday, little babble-y blogs since 2008 -
Peaceful beading.


katrynka said...

I have started following you on Bloglovin, I found you from the 31 days challenge. I love beading, so I am going to spend some time going back through your archives, and will tell my sister about your blog as well. She is trying to start her own little business as she is unable to drive anymore, so can bead from home to make a little money for her family.

coolmoon said...

Glad to hear that I have another follower! And a beader too! There is lots of beady love back through these blog posts... so don't forget to read the 31 Days blogs too!
Thanks for commenting!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I totally agree with the buying local and feeding my local artist! lol I look forward to your post.