Getting lazy in the summer

I have been meaning to post … I really have!!  With two weeks of vacation with my family and then camping with friends, I have lots of thoughts and observations to share. But, they have all piled up in a big jumble and I need to find time to sit down and pull at one thread at a time to process and share.

But just to ensure that I don’t completely fall into summer laziness, inspired by my sister (as usual!) I have signed up for Susannah Conway’s August Break so I have committed to posting one photo a day for all of August. Keen to see what my month looks like,  one photo at a time!

On July 18th, I had a great pleasure of meeting Susannah in person. I have just finished her wonderful Unravelling course.  In her words, “unravelling the layers of our lives and exploring what we find in order to better understand ourselves, our relationships and our path. Sometimes it seems easier to go through life holding everything in, wrapped up, breath held, eyes forward, but life will always rub up against us – that’s how pearls are formed. So unravelling is not a bad thing in this context. It’s not coming undone or losing control. It’s letting go in the best possible way, untangling the knots that hold you back, unwrapping the gifts you’ve hidden for too long, unearthing the potential that’s always been there, finally ditching the labels and should-haves, and letting yourself be what you were meant to be.”  It was intense, difficult, fun and rewarding. I am so glad I plunged in.  And, there is so much more I still want to do with it.

So, over the next bit, I will unravel the tangled threads of my vacation brain and attempt to blog the results.  In the meantime, here are two pics of  my latest glass sculpting adventure – glass bead making. The colours are so amazingly wonderful, I can’t wait to play with them all. The beads are safely in the annealer (aka kiln) – mine are the ones with the green ends) and patience is needed to see their full beauty emerge. Ain’t that always the case!!