Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Thousand Words

Napoleon Bonaparte once said that a picture is worth a thousand words. That's how I feel about my new header photo. My husband and I saw this gorgeous scene one day, but the camera battery was dead so we didn't get a picture. A couple days later my husband was on the same road and took this great photo. Even though these purple field flowers are really weeds, they are still lovely. One can't help but be awed by nature's artistry here. Spring has certainly arrived here in this beautiful countryside.

And speaking of words, I don't think I showed you this sweet sign that my oldest daughter made for me with tiny colorful shapes of art papers. It has my business name on it, and for now I have it on the wall of my work space. I just love the bright, cheery colors!

Below is a set of Venetian beads my cousin got from the tiny island of Murano years ago. They're the real deal!! Unfortunately the knotted threads broke and she asked me to repair it. It's a very long necklace and the beads are just gorgeous! The bad things is that I've never made anything using thread, and I'm not the best knotter around. I guess now is a good time to learn. Any suggestions?

Be sure to stop back on this Saturday for Sally Russick's 'Colors of Spring' challenge reveal. I have yet to finish my piece, but my fingers are crossed that I get it done today. Also, April 7th is Lorelei's 'Headpin Challenge' reveal.....and as you might have guessed, I do not even have a clue about what I'm going to make. Remind me not to sign up for challenges that are so close together.


Lela said...

Yes, nature is amazing..and that new top photo is gorgeous.

LOVE the sign your daughter made. Very cool. :)

Good luck with those beads...they're gorgeous!

TesoriTrovati said...

You can do it! I can't wait to see what you reveal. I am smitten with your new header picture. Absolutely lovely scene. And those beads are swoonworthy!
Enjoy the day, Sweet Alice!
P.S. Your daughter has a great eye for color and pattern. Love it!

Roxanne Mendoza said...

Hi Alice,

Thanks for stopping by (my blog) this morning! Love the new header pic for your blog, very pretty. Good luck with the necklace! I haven't used thread either but at least you'll get plenty of practice. ;)