Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Blue Danube Waltz as Inspiration

Erin Prais-Hintz’ Challenge of Music blog hop comes at an interesting time.  I just found out that I am losing my hearing.  I have genetic hearing loss, especially in my left ear, just like my dad and his brothers and sisters.  It sucks!  I was a Music Major for a time in college; music has been in my life from my very earliest memories.  I sang in the choir, I played in the band. 
Music was on the stereo all the time while I was growing up.  

I loved listening to my mom’s favorite records.  One of the pieces my mother would dance to around the living room was Johann Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz.  Every time I heard it, my heart would leap, my spirit would soar.  That is the piece of music I chose as my inspiration for this challenge.
The clear plastic tubing is filled with the same Czech glass beads that are wire-wrapped beneath. 

The loops suspend silver wires with fresh-water pearls.  The tube sits on the collar-bone and the beads and pearls move in synch like dancers around the ballroom.
Go to Miss Erin’s blog and check out the other participants.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Wind Beneath My Wings Treasury

My Renaissance Angel Wings have been included in a Treasury this week, and because my laptop and wifi  haven't been on speaking terms for a while, I didn't even know it.  What a lovely Treasury!  Thank you, Christie Crecelius 

In other news:  I got a new car, well, 2010.  She's a dream and not at all thirsty!

Also I have been making some pretty little earrings and offering them for sale at coffee hour after church.  No big news there, but these earrings are donation earrings, with a minimum donation of $10, all proceeds go to the church!  They've made about $300 since just before Christmas.

I just signed up to participate in Erin Prais-Hintz Challenge of Music.  She's the hostess with the mostest and I always enjoy her inspiring challenges.  Go sign up too.  It's limited to 80 participants!