I'm still here! I feel like this little guy who was hanging onto this thistle as it swayed in the cool September breeze.
I've just finished a whirlwind tour of events this month, including a book launch, bead show, my Inspired by Nature Retreat (where I took all these photos) and then a 4-day trip to Galena for a Vintaj workshop and trunk show and book signing at Galena Beads.
It's been filled with lots of moments of joy and some personal struggles over the last two weeks that have me playing catch up. I don't share a lot of personal information here. Just remember a blog only shows a snippet of what the writer wants to share. My life is filled with many wonderful things, but everyone has their own cross to bear.
Things are better today. I am going to sit in the studio for the rest of the afternoon and work on some overdue orders. Yesterday I sketched out new holiday beads and I have quite a collection of fall beads to photograph. I'm finding I'm a bit drunk on inspiration - the autumn colors are overwhelmingly beautiful. I have a lot to share with you, but wanted to say hello before another day passed.