Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bead Inspired!

This week's Diva Challenge was inspired by the Beads of Courage project. I couldn't resist this as I am surrounded by beads everyday. I am also surrounded by courage every day. One of the big surprises of opening a bead store, was the influx of stories from customers about how beads have helped them through some difficult times. Beads, like Zentangle, have a soothing quality when you work with them.
   Historically, beads have often been used for 'marking' or counting prayers or intentions. I think that the Beads of Courage idea is a beautiful way to mark events, physically accumulating the intention of courage.
    Thanks, Laura Harms, for presenting this challenge. I had a great time!


11 comments:

  1. Taking your two loves and giving them a statement in this tile is outstanding! I have missed your beautiful interpretations of zentangle! So glad you found time to share!

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    1. thanks! I'm trying to find more 'integration' time with both!

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  2. So nice to see your inspiring work again - great take on beads.

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  3. I like how they are all strung together. I can see that handling beads and slipping them on to the string would be soothing.

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  4. Nice! I like how they are strung together and flow over and around

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  5. I love what you designed. Different and stunning.

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  6. Love yhe way you made the challenge. I liked reading your bead inspired story. Great how beads can help so many people. Good luck with your beads!

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  7. Your tile is beautiful. I love the curling in it.

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  8. Your tangles and words always add a sparkle. Thank you!

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  9. beautiful work, carole! i like your flowing lines and the feel they give to the challenge. kids flowing from medical event to medical event - like little troopers with courage and determination. wonderful interpretation!

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  10. I love your work. I'm so glad to see a tile from you again.

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