Yesterday, I won a lot of beads at the auction. I'd not been for a few years and it felt so great to hold the paddle in my hand, with heart beating in anticipation, and then the mad flurry of the 'fight' [bidding war] and then the satisfaction of the win itself. There is nothing like it in my books. Okay, truth be told, there was only one other bidder on this lot, but I won it. Ten bucks. Let's see the haul:
I arrived home after having walked miles in the hot sun (my choice) carrying the heavy beads, to find in my mailbox, an intriguing package from BarbaraBee! A 'little book' that she made, and a few post cards of her work. Barbara is doing a collage EVERY DAY OF THIS YEAR and I am not kidding. You just have to see her work.
Here is a close up of a post card (from her original painting.):
Well, this is what is on my work desk today. I have the idea of 'solstice' on my mind, because I am doing a drawing challenge with that theme, and with my discovery that pretty much all of the beads I got yesterday, are from sea shells with a pearly lustre to them (there are a few cultured pearls as well,) I am gearing towards a sea oriented painting/drawing with the influence of the moon, and with maybe shells involved. It's all very foggy in my embryonic design process. The fog lifts as I think more about what I want to do. Meanwhile, I'll just doodle.
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