|Welcome to Girl's Bead Night!|
|Razz is one of the girls; door greeter, carrot eater.|
Then the emails circulate as to time and food. Girl's Bead Night is on!
We are, in no particular order, a chemical engineer, an accountant, an entomologist/ceramicist, an artist/photographer, and an artist/educator. Between us we also garden, sew, scrapbook, tackle home renovations, travel the world, ride elephants....
|Sangria. Stir fry. veggies. Life is good.|
|Kim - bracelets started AND finished.|
|Bonnie - peyote with 11's & cubes, conquered the diagrams!|
|Marsha - creating clasps, work time and leisure time.|
|Me - seed beads with my focals, the new obsession. And they travel well!|
|Lisa was working on her laptop, always has her eye on a cool composition.|
We swap, and trade, and share; to have a group of friends dear enough to share the bead hoard! You see my point... There is often good old fashioned "show & tell". We teach each other new techniques, and share resources. Problem solving, business advice, encouragement in many forms. Between us we bring so many interests to the table - from wire wrap to bead loom... there's never a dull moment!
I am grateful to have been welcomed into this group of women, now good friends. And I treasure GBN whenever, wherever it occurs. There is an environment, an atmosphere created when like minded creative people gather that is hard to put into words. It's welcoming, and invigorating. It's safe, and comfortable, yet exciting. It's familiar, yet always new. I wish each and every one of you finds a creative community to be apart of... To me, AJE is one such network, but there is a different magic created in person. So thank you Marsha, for inviting me. And thank you Kim, Lisa and Bonnie for making GBN what it is today!