Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Here are my latest book beads, First on the left are the completed ones , the centre pic is the cane one is made from, and on the right is the back of the little books. they are only about an inch square so you see are small and dainty.
Well as now is a busy time and each day is getting closer to that fabulous time Christmas I have to go and get on with it.
So many people say they dont like Christmas and that it is all a big humbug, just like Scrooge said. Bur think of it, yes it is a chaotic time, but when the day is actually here it's all worth it.
It is a magical time, whether you take the religeous meaning of it or whether it is a time for family and giving, and that is what I like best of all ,the Giving , giving of your self as to making a lovely time for family or just sitting on your own giving yourself a holiday and being able to sit and contemplate what a year it has been. This year I am lucky enough to have a D and a G/ D visit me So what a time we will have. My D has not been here in 6years so am a lucky little elf. My other family will see me next year when I go to them for my G/G Sons 1st Birthday. so what a lot I have to look forward to I am a lucky lady.
I'm sure you will all find your lucky time now it is nearly Christmas, and if not think of all the world where we are so lucky to be part of, and free to be who we are.
Soar with the Butterflies
sing a Christmas song,
and hug all around you .
Life is good.
Merry Xmas Love to all


Susan said...

Love your books and love the canes. Don't you love playing with the extruder? Glad you are getting lots of family time. Some of my family is only 30 miles away, but I never even seem them. Kinda crazy, huh? Have a Merry Christmas, my little social butterfly. Keep on soaring through the holidays. Hugs to you. Susan

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Susan thanks for the message.
I am a lucky lady this year being able to have Xmas with a D who lives so far away. We are having a great time even tho she is not a well person, having full blown
R Arthritis but tries to overcome it. Her site is
Julia verdigrisrose at the right here in my Creative Others list a very talented person.
I am so proud of her. She is 53 so it is sad to see.
Yes I do love doing things on the Extruder.
Best Wishes for your Holiday time.
Lets see if we can all be newly creative in the New Year
loads of Love

Amy Sullivan said...

~Dear Elizabeth~
Thank you for your comment on my blog~
so, have you tried the Curry Cali. recipe & what did you think?~
love your bloggy~
~I need to try a few of your clay techniques~
~Have a Truly Blessed Christmas !
& see yah next year !~:)

Jacky said...

Hi Elizabeth (and Julia),

Lovely to see your comment, hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas in Mackay...I have spent many Christmas's in Mackay growing up as I was born there and that's where my grandmother lived. Brings back lots of lovely memories.

Gorgeous little bead books!

Enjoy the holiday season and look forward to catching up with Julia when she's back in Melbourne.

Jacky xox

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Love your book beads Elizabeth! The extruded flower cane slices are a nice touch. Glad to hear you had a nice time with your family over the holidays. Here's to a fun and creative 2010!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, Elizabeth. A visit from your daughter after 6 years must have been fantastic. I had a visit from two of my sister at Thanksgiving...they had not been here for 15 years!

Happy New Year. Thanks so much for stopping by...I will be back again!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Marie S said...

What gorgeous book beads Elizabeth.
I love them.
I am feeling a bit better. Still taking it pretty easy though.
Thank you for missing me and caring, you made me feel so good.
Happy Happy New Year you beautiful woman, I am so glad you are my friend!!!

Artgalcrafts said...
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Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Cindy thanks for looking at my blog. I always feel great when some one like you has time to look in

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Marie you say such nice things how can I not be a friend of yours, for which I feel honoured as such a busy and wellknown lady that you are. Glad you are feling a bit better now.
Yes I love these Book beads and have something in them that I like doing.

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Marie you say such nice things how can I not be a friend of yours, for which I feel honoured as such a busy and wellknown lady that you are. Glad you are feling a bit better now.
Yes I love these Book beads and have something in them that I like doing.

Melobeau said...

Hi Elizabeth. Thanks so much for the kind words you left at my website. I have spent a lovely time this morning reading YOUR thoughtful and insightful blog and looking at your lovely work. I really resonate with your use of colour and your thinking outside the box!

Best Wishes.

Melobeau said...

Hi E, I guess my comment re-surfaced after all! Thanks for your kind message at my blogspot. The more I read your website the more blown away I am by your work, your philosophy of life, and your wisdom. It's not a blog that I can rush over quickly and I want to eventually read every back post. I am particularly taken with your "Smell the Roses" philosophy, something I constantly struggle with. Thanks for sharing your work and your wise perspective on life.

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Melobeau
Here you are, such lovely words from you, on my blog. When I write in here it is from the heart and I am so glad that people who read this can see what I mean, so I feel they are my kind of people and feel so close to them
This was how I felt when I read your blog. We do have an ifinity, so Ill be back .
Bye Love E. XXX

surfingcat said...

I love your purple canes. I might just try my own variation on that when I get a chance.

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Surfingcat
yes I love those extruder canes and of course purple is one of my fav colours.