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!