|Amber Waves of Grain|
This is the Season of the Harvest .
Summer's bounty is being stored away for the long winter.
It is the time to rest from the labor of the growing season .
It is a time to give thanks for what we have harvested .
Since the first nomadic people settled down to plant crops, this has been true.
However, most of us are removed from field and farm .
We don't labor in the fields or survive winter with stores from hay stack or root cellar.
But, I think even for jewelry designers this is the season of harvest.
A time to store all the inspiration planted throughout the Spring and Summer.
A time to gather in all the new tecniques and materials we want to keep .
It is a time to give thanks for our blessings.
A time to reflect on all the bounty life has brought us.
including ..yes ...our beads.
My beads add a bit of "fun money " to my income
But, more importantly they bring me happiness.
Because of beads I have made good friends the world over.
Throughout the year I have learned about politics,religion, world events ,art and much more! I like to call this my "beaducation"
Not less important , because of my bead connections I've just plain had FUN.
I have reaped a bountiful harvest of laughter and joy !
take stock of your Summer's Harvest
count your blessings
Bead Happy !