Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Beginning of a New Year!

I cannot believe it is 2010!  Where does time go when it flies?  It reminds me that everyday is a gift and to try and live more in the NOW.  How easy it is to take life for granted and coast along! 
Since this is my first post, and my first blog, I am having some writer's block.  I had thought of several things to say, but I lost them in a sudden TIA.  I am a Registered Nurse by profession.  I absolutely love it, but I needed an appropriate outlet to reduce the stress I sometimes feel.  So, being a girly girl who loves jewelry, I decided to try to make my own.  I don't know about you, but I am awed by some of the beautiful pieces that other artists are able to create!  I collected pretty rocks as a child.  Of course, they were all glittery.  Today, the variety of unusual gem stones is amazing!  Picasso Jasper, dragon veined agate, unusual quartz and crystals in every color imaginable.  I can spend hours reorganizing my beads and stones, most of them waiting for the right inspiration!  And of course, I want to know how to do everything...wire wrapping, stamping, metal clay, and the list goes on and on.  It is so fun!
My intention here is to share what I make and, hopefully, learn from other like minded souls.  Of course, I will have to talk about the other aspects of my (very blessed) life.  There is too much going on when you have 3 dogs, work to go to that pays the bills and allows me to have a ridiculously large cache of beads and the trimmings, and just life in general.  I am looking forward to working on this blog and having another wonderful year!
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."  ~Erma Bombeck