This week has been a mix of emotions and I think to some degree the putting to pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard to write about them brings them more into focus. My overwhelmed ness (spell check suggested the separate 'ness' so I'm going with it) was as real as my feelings about accomplishment. Two very opposite ends of the spectrum.
In the middle was my figuring out why I was so stuck in one particular project I've undertaken. I've got several sets of friends that I chat with during the course of the week and today while chatting I had the opportunity to explore what might be at the root of the impass. The insights shared were very helpful and I was able to view the project in a new light. I have renewed energy for it and will be spending time exploring how to proceed. What was missing was an idea that grabbed me with excitement. So thank you dear friend, for providing that.
Which brings me back to gratitude. I am so incredibly grateful for the friends who are walking this journey alongside one another. Who can provide a bright spot of enlightement when you think there isn't one. I am grateful for the friends who feel vulnerable enough to share their struggles and are open to hearing whatever wisdom I might have to offer them. I think when it's a two way street then trust becomes a permanent bond and love grows.
Which brings me to my Bead Museum tile. On their website the museum of beadwork describes the beaded square project.
Several of my friends who I talk with on a regular basis during this time gave me words. Given the core mission stated by the museum, these particular woman are all connected to me through beads. I captured each of their words on Shrinket petals and decorated each one. I surrounded them with a band of gold and added my 'LOVE' letters below. The words are Trust, Kindred Spirit, Similitude, Friendship, Love, Tenacity, Embraced and Peace.
I wish for each of you to have something that you can be grateful for. It's not an easy time for sure but for me the remembering to be grateful has been huge.
I'm off to bead! A third colorway for Amarissa, a cubic right angle weave tassel pendant.
It has a Bohemian feel because apparently starting with the Bohemian Collection three years ago and my love of all things Johnny Was I am not yet out of my Bohemian period!