Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bittersweet

Spring brings the inevitable list of change.  Renewing, altering.  Teachers changing schools, retiring, moving on.  New hires.  Nothing is truly static.  I feel the ripples from other peoples choices.  Some I embrace, some wash over me - an I experience loss.

Tonight we will honor 5 women who are retiring from our library ranks.  4 active librarians and our library boss.  Several of these ladies I count as good friends.  I have been busy beading my gift to them.   I have tried to reflect the personality of each by the ornaments I beaded.



This is an original design.  I call it Concinnity - it means harmony of design.




I wish them happiness and joy as they leave our ranks.  I already feel the loss as I look back at our time together.  I look ahead and know that I will keep in touch with my friends but it is somehow different.

6 comments:

  1. Wow, Ruth. Your art is so beautiful. I'm sure your friends will feel special to receive one of these ornaments.
    Ruth

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  2. Storykeeper FerrisMay 15, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Thank you.  We went to my sister-in-laws for Mother's Day and I took my beading with me.  I am always amazed at how they turn out.  Sometimes if I have my act together I will marble the clear ornaments before I start to bead.  The marbling takes several weeks to dry.  

    I am a bead addict.  I love the colors.  It's like fabric for quilters, I think.  The medium speaks to you.  Sometimes it takes a while for me to interpret the messages though.

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  3. What beautiful keepsakes! They are gorgeous.
    I know hat you mean about this time of year. |We will lose one from our school - I'll be sorry to see her go. I will probably be next!

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  4. What a loving gift for your friends Ruth.  There are so many leaving that I can hear how sad you are.  And, I am amazed how beautiful you made these creations.  Each one will be so precious to the individual.  Thank you for sharing! 

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  5. Recieving a gift is always special but one made with the gift of time, love and friendship even more so. Your gifts given will be treasure I am sure. I liked the way the short sharp sentences rolled around my mouth - I find myself rereading for the effect:) 

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  6. Greetings!

    I'm trying to visit all the participants of the 2012 A to Z Challenge and I have arrived at your lovely blog. Good luck with the rest of the year!

    Donna L Martin
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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