Having signed up for the 8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party, guess I am just a wee bit mad.
It's the end of a difficult period of my life, where reinventing myself is a bit of a challenge, and the order of the day. My husband died a year ago, and I am faced with the continuing questions of what to do with my life, what to do with our house, what to do with his things, what to do with boxes of old Smithsonians and my giant bead stash from several years of Tucson's Gem and Mineral Show....
The backlog of magazines were easy--I became a SoulCollage(R) facilitator. The beads...well, I notice that I feel better if I make things occasionally. I don't think I have the patience to have a full-time jewelry business, but I do like to play with shiny beads.
I am taking a lot of classes right now, ballroom to burlesque, glass fusing and moccasin making. I like to learn in real time, although the YouTubes are quite useful. I notice myself using "Facilitator Brain" at these things, and think I am studying how to teach more than how to learn. I want to start my practice as a creativity coach. Creativity means anything is possible--even for me.
Even this modest bead blog.