Hi folks! My name is Barb and I'm from Pullman, Washington in the US.
I took part in the initial Bead Journal Project in 2008 but took myself out last year since my son was graduating from high school and heading to college--I knew I wouldn't have a lot of free time. This year is similar--my 87 year old mother is in assisted living and is declining, so I spend a lot of time dealing with the ever-increasing number of problems of hers. But I'm determined, this year, to spend part of my time in the midst of creative, inspiring people. I'm determined to carve out sometime for myself. I'm determined not to feel bad about myself if my pieces aren't as beautiful as some. This is the year to quit comparing and start mining my own spirit, my own creativity, again.
So, for January, my page is about rebirth. It's about starting over and nurturing myself. I appreciate my presence in such a group, and it's been fun seeing other people's wonderful work, already.
If you'd like to take a look, my first page is on my blog.