Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I'm Almost Done

Hi everyone, I've so enjoyed watching everyone's beady progress. I'm almost done with my June page and if you'd like to have a look click here.

10 comments:

sweetpea_path said...

Oh my, do I identify with your page -- and it's just beautiful... I especially love the path down the center. It's so symbolic in so many ways...the pearl, too. I'm an avid gardener also and I most definitely feel your "heartbreak". The most delightful part of it all is that you're taking those emotions and creating something so inspiring & pretty -- just like creating a garden!!

Sunni said...

Its wonderful. I have just started doing gardening. It quickly seems to take on a life all its on. I can understand how much you must miss it.
Are you growing plants in your apartment to compensate? I look forward to seeing it finished.
Sunni

artandtea said...

Thanks so much for your wonderfully kind comments! It's amazing how healing this beading process is. Yes, Sunni, I am happily living with a window full of plants. I enjoy watering and pruning and talking to them as much as I did in my outside garden. Enjoy your gardens!

sammy said...

I enjoyed very much your story of why the heart and what it means to you... Loved your beading...

ACey said...

I think it is beautiful and love the story behind it.

Morwyn said...

it's wonderful, and reminds me of heartfelt folk art in a way, maybe because it was built on such a sweet story.

Lois B said...

It's kind of bittersweet, isn't it? Your heart's garden looks so pretty and cheerful, yet there's a heartbreak path down the middle. I had to give up some things I loved when I moved 2 years ago, and I'm hoping to reclaim them when I move again. I hope that soon you will be able to have a lovely garden once more.

Lillian said...

Hi Karen,

Hearts and flowers, a couple of my favorites :o) Thanks for sharing your story of your colorful piece with us! Wishing you many more gardens, real and otherwise, Lillian in WA

Dorris said...

Karen-

I love how your beaded garden really speaks about your fond memories and grief. Do you find that your finished work acts like an emotional time capsule so that you can pick it up and recapture the experiences and thoughts you had while doing the beading?

Dorris

artandtea said...

Thanks ladies for your encouraging words! I had my outdoor garden for 18 years and beading its place in my heart now was an incredible healing experience for me. Lois, I hope that you will reclaim what you gave up when you moved. And in your present and future experiences that doors will open up to new loves. Dorris, Yes, I can feel my healing process even when I look at a photo of my piece. Sharing my piece and my story with others furthers that process and brings my beloved garden even closer to me.