Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Creating Worlds Giveaway Reminder

Just a reminder that the first Creating Worlds Giveaway is still going on.
You have until this coming Sunday to enter!

Andrew Thornton posted his word of the week Monday; very fitting with our current theme: "ancient." Everyone is encouraged to create things with this word in mind and then share them, posting to blogs and leaving links in comments on his original post.

I received my packet from Rings&Things earlier this week; I won it for free as a blog partner in their monthly drawing. Some real pretties in there, as you can see below. I loved the brass flower charms and paper beads right away. The lime howlite slabs, however, struck me as rather ostentatious. I put them out on my table, though, and the more I look at them, the more I like them. They remind me of exploring ocean tide pools or river seaweed where I grew up. I think they would be lovely paired with fish charms or mermaids. Now I can't wait to try them out in a design! It also makes me want to hop over there and see what other sorts of nifty colors they have these in...

I also received the amazing brooch I won in the monthly drawing over at Emerald Window! Cenya is a very talented bead embroiderer and I am absolutely tickled to now possess one of her unique creations. It's even more glorious in person; the tiny red seed beads catch the light like Dorothy's ruby slippers. This is definitely a treasure!

She also sent me the sweetest note!

There are many things I have yet to share with you. I've been working up a storm over here. Will be passing those along soon, but for now, an inspirational quote:

"Never will the short space of years contain all of a person's imagination; the incomplete joys of this world will never be enough for the heart. Alone among all beings, people display a natural distaste for existence and an immense desire to exist: they despise life and fear oblivion. These different instincts incessantly urge their souls toward contemplation of another world..."

--- Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835

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Emerald Window said...

Thanks for the kind words about the brooch you won. I love the bit about Ruby Slippers. I hadn't thought of that. But it is better in person, Yes? I have a hard time photographing red.

jamberry_song said...

Oh, it is glorious in person! I have an art gallery opening this Friday to go to and have already built an outfit around this pin. :D I'll have your business cards in my pocket to share. It's going to be fantastic!

art2cee2 said...

You definitely have received some "prettys." I love that, my favorite! :-)

The Beading Gem said...

Those beads from Rings and Things are sure fun! It'll be interesting to see what you make from them.

earthlyjewels said...

What a wonderful brooch you won...lucky you!!! And it will also be nice to see what you make of the beads you received! Don't you just love getting these awesome things in the mail!!!