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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Unfinished

     The Diva's challenge (#91)  was to do something to honor Beads of Courage.  This is a fantastic program that offers beads to families that are facing medical challenges with their children.  For every obstacle they overcome (shots, hospital visits, tests run, etc) they add a bead to their strand.  I had to go to the website and check it out and then I had to recommend this to several people at school. 
     For my challenge, I thought of several good ideas - my own encounter six years ago with diabetes was a possibility.  But I couldn't remember all the "pokes and prods".  I thought of a life map.  But whew!  I am so busy with other things that may have to wait.  But it is something I want to give a try.  I finally decided on making a string of beads for every year I have taught.  I have been in the school system for nearly 36 years, but only teaching for 35.  So you will see 35 beads on my string.  However the last one - this year - isn't finished so I decided to not complete the bead. 
Unfinished
     I really like this because it is so personal.  It has a lot of memories on that strand.  I think now that it is scanned I will possibly add some color.  I can't decide, what do you think?  Color or black and white?
     Hope you are having a lovely day and thank you for your comments!  I also want to say thank you for the people who decided to follow my blog!  I remember when I started and was afraid no one would bother to read this - I even cajoled my wonderful assistant principal (Amy, that's you!) to follow it so it wouldn't look so empty over there!  Now I have 23!!  Whoopee!

5 comments:

  1. What a great idea making your very own bead of courage strand - love it - and like how the last is still a work in progress. B&W or color? would be lovely either way. Might be fun to keep adding to it each year and see where it goes? I subscribe to your blog in my feed reader - would hate to miss one of your posts both for the art but also enjoy what you write - always find food for thought in the posts.

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    1. Oh my, how nice of you to say you enjoy my writing! You have made my day! As for adding to the strand - whew! Thirty six years may not get much more added to it, lol.

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  2. Very nice, Cathy :) I really like the story behind your design. I often struggle whether to add colour or not - particularly on a really detailed design - I'm sure it will look lovely regardless.

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  3. A great idea and you have worked it out beuatifully. I would chose not to add color, but .... it's up to you.

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  4. How nice, and a great idea. To start with, I didn't realise that there was an unfinished bead, It looks as if it has tassles on it.

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