September 28, 2011

Hello Again


I'm still here!  I feel like this little guy who was hanging onto this thistle as it swayed in the cool September breeze.

I've just finished a whirlwind tour of events this month, including a book launch, bead show, my Inspired by Nature Retreat (where I took all these photos) and then a 4-day trip to Galena for a Vintaj workshop and trunk show and book signing at Galena Beads.  

It's been filled with lots of moments of joy and some personal struggles over the last two weeks that have me playing catch up.  I don't share a lot of personal information here.  Just remember a blog only shows a snippet of what the writer wants to share.  My life is filled with many wonderful things, but everyone has their own cross to bear.  

Things are better today.  I am going to sit in the studio for the rest of the afternoon and work on some overdue orders.  Yesterday I sketched out new holiday beads and I have quite a collection of fall beads to photograph.  I'm finding I'm a bit drunk on inspiration - the autumn colors are overwhelmingly beautiful.  I have a lot to share with you, but wanted to say hello before another day passed.







11 comments:

Alice said...

You've been busy!!!! I'm glad you got a chance to snap these lovely photos. I can't wait to hear about the retreat.

Spirited Earth said...

lovely photos.
your book arrived last week..it's a wonderfully inspiring.

SummersStudio said...

The autumn photos are breath taking. Really. I can see where you would be drunk on all of that autumness. Having missed out on autumn for the last 6 years, I too am looking forward to the change in season. We're just starting now. Enjoy it while you can. Snowman season will be here before you know it.

beadologist said...

Beautiful photos, Heather. Thanks for sharing!

augcott said...

What lovely photos ... that first one is amazing!

Aquariart said...

Fall was always my favorite season especially when I lived on the East coast, the colors were amazing. Your photos are beautiful and inspiring. Glad you had a great month of inspiration building activities.

TesoriTrovati said...

Hello, friend. You are a beautiful soul with a heart of gold and I love the idea of being drunk on inspiration. Yes! Sign me up please! I think that I am working with an inspiration hangover myself. So much good stuff, but my head is pounding because my hands cannot work fast enough. Dang that need to sleep! I need to share my reflections on the retreat with picture asap before they vanish in the haze of late night creative sessions. So glad to hear that you are back in the studio. So looking forward to winter beads from you. So keeping all of you in my thoughts every day. I thank God for you.

Enjoy the day!
Erin

Kathy said...

Heather, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I have missed you!

Betsy Leonard Kaage said...

You are awesome Heather, we can't wait to get you back to Galena...hopefully soon! Take care of you so we can all benefit from your amazing talents! Thank you for sharing your inspiration and bringing beauty our day!

The Bead Stylist said...

Just found your blog from another blog post and love your pictures, looking forward to checking out your polymer clay beads and whatever else you have to share...

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