Life's Journey is a mural of Threads.

The threads of my mural are influenced by my spiritual practices, personal values, the love of friends, and special people that have been my guides. They are strengthened by my husband's love and support. The colors are brilliant with the influence of my enthusiasm for continued exploration for meaning and truth.

My threads will continue to weave their unique patterns as I explore life's roads, paths, alleys, and avenues. My beliefs will provide many hues as I continue search for a personal meaning of my existence. Artistic challenges and accomplishments will add the sparkle!

The colors radiate the pulse of my life. There is a rhythm to the design. I have danced, whirled and twirled, even stumbled, but, I do have style!

I am excited about sharing the developing design with you through this Blog.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Amulet Bag

This lovely Amulet Bag arrived from Carol! I am so eager to fill it with special treasures. I am so impressed with her creative construction. I have not seen such a vintage piece of needle work in years! It is 4 inches of delight! The butterfly was selected for my totem animal..."It is said that what the caterpillar calls the end, God calls the butterfly." The photo does not catch the vibrant colors in the fabric. There is also beautiful bead work around the bottom. A wonderful gift from my special friend in the mountains of North Carolina. Thank you Carol from the Yahoo Group 14 Secrets of a Happy Artist, for sharing this loving work of your heart. It will be a treasure. There were also special art pieces tucked inside...just for me.


  1. How lovely Jan. I know you will enjoy it. I miss you, we must talk soon.

  2. Hi!
    Today I'm creating labels for the ATCs in the upcoming CYBER FYBER exhibition. That brought me by your blog, of course! Just wanted to wish you both a very happy, belated anniversary! Time sure flies. Steve and I celebrate our 27th in about two weeks!
    PS Thanks again for trading with me at CYBER FYBER!

  3. What a fabulous piece! Great job Carol, and lucky Jan!! I haven't been swapping due to, well, many distractions, but hope to jump back into the frenzy now that school is in session.
    Take good care!