Yesterday was a big family celebration for David's birthday and a real treat because Chris is here. It was so special to have everyone together. We had a wonderful time.
I've been continuing to create drawings while watching movies. I really get inspired, but it does pull me away from the film and sometimes I have to rewind to re-watch bits and pieces. But, for this one I really like how the drawing turned out so it was totally worth it.
Took me quite a while to photograph this brooch in a way that makes me happy. I really appreciate your comment about my latest Etsy idea Jamie. I think I'm going to write the publication (I'll comment on that later when I feel better). This brooch is the first time jewelry really spoke directly to me of its magic and meaning. I was out with mom and dad on my birthday and we were at some kind of flea market sale, I think in a mall. I fell in love with this brooch because the rhinestones reminded me of garnet, my birthday crystal. I could stop admiring it. The guy at the booth heard it was my birthday and gave it to me for free. It had a missing rhinestone which mom quickly pointed out to me but I didn't care. This is one of the few talismans that have come into my life and I'm starting to understand why now, after all these years. I don't hold onto a lot of things but this? This I could not let go of. I'm so glad I still have it.