Informative. I didn't retain much of what I read though, I didn't even finish it. I have been meaning to ask you: have you ever read a book called Chamalu? it's brief with big font, but full of wonderful shamanistic philosophies, my most favorite i've read so far being the idea that spreading love is like planting a seed. Let me find the exact quote: The best way to receive love is without expecting anything in return; to love is to plant seeds. The harvest isn't immediate. What's important is to enjoy the planting, not to be thinking of future harvests.
I found that to be really helpful to me. I had spent the day prior to reading that going about as usual, treating others the way i'd want to be treated but receiving ****** attitudes in return. This frustrated me like it never had before, and I never toot my own horn but that particular day I wasn't having it. I'd felt I'd been nothing but loving and welcoming and nurturing to everyone i meet, that i didn't deserve to get walked all over and stuff, and the very next day i opened Chamalu and read that line and it put me in my place :p just thought i'd share!
Apprenticeship is key! We all have to be taught at some point, right? I'm sure Jim wasn't a born crafting genius :p
She is a 'brilliant woman! Believe it or not, I found 'that book at the grocery store.
please excuse any errors in this message :( all my computers are totally effed up as of now. The one i 'm using now has a messed up keyboard and screen. I have to press the backlight button on and off every three seconds in order to see, and the "p" button doesn't work, and almost every key i press gets another letter or mark caught up in it, so it took me probably four times as long to type out this message than it normally would. I'm gonna have to grin and bear it for awhile as I can't afford to fix my stuff at the moment. :( I'm relieved the quotation key doesn't get pressed with the space bar anymore xD
That's so great! I can't wait to see them all. I'm still in shock about you having made the one you showed me. What a fine skill!
Check this out:
Bottom left is my favorite cameo. It's purple in the middle with a beautiful frame that holds blue and purple rhinestones. I wish you could see the detail, it's not a very good shot. I took that photo a long time ago, can't remember what for...but if I ever find my camera I'll show you a better pic :p