Thanks that in 2004 I left my corporate job, encouraged by my husband to explore my creative roots and be with the beads full time.
Thanks that many of the relationships I had made saw something in me and gave me the opportunity to teach in their stores. Thank you Susan, Carole, Blanche, Julie, Lisa and Kathy, you believed in me when I was less sure.
Thank you to Bead and Button who also took a chance on my skills...I always tried to do my best, but a class or two fell short, and I was given the opportunity by students and staff to make up for that failure.
Thanks to the magazines, Jean Cox, Marlene Blessing and Leslie Rogalski who have showcased my work.
Thanks to Lark books, who helped to develop and promote the books that I wrote and curated, and special thanks to Ray Hemachandra, Bonnie Brooks, Nathalie Mornu and Jean Cox who were all instrumental in their success. Also thanks to the many artists who trusted me with their work in Marcia DeCoster presents.
Thanks to my wonderful children who continue to excel and make me proud. Thanks to my first grandbaby Sam who has and has always had my heart. Thanks to all my children for keeping me in their and their children's lives. It is my most important time. Photos of Layla and Malayna always brighten my day and capture my heart.
Thanks to the group of friends I've kept through my corporate life, my early life, created in my bead life and spend time with in my home life, I love you all. Dearest Just Me, you are in my thoughts always.
Thanks especially to my husband who supports me and makes my life special in every way.
It's been a magical few years.
I have much to give thanks for. May you all have a wonderful day, however you spend it.