mjd - 2015 - offering bowl on necklace
thawing is happening here,
trusting green shoots
that will soon belie
their fragile appearance
with a blossoming
of the strong.
one of the things i love most about living in a place with four true seasons is how subconsciously and deeply i am affected by the outside world. each season is welcomed joyfully with its promise of what makes it wonderful and unique. but even my love of tranquility and snow began to give way at the sight of small shoots and woodland creatures seeing if it was time to emerge
9 march - resident chipmunk scouting above ground
if you like to use fibers in your work, be sure they are strong and up to the challenge of where you put them. cotton is not always your best bet.
reinforce your knots - you don't want all that work falling apart!
and if you are interested in stringing gemstones with fine holes, look into a pearl stringing thread like griffin that has a built in needle and comes in many thicknesses.