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, February 6, 2009

Charming Gift!

Amber D. recently offered a new year's surprise through the International Artistic Charms Yahoo Group which she moderates. The challenge was to create a glitzy charm and post a photo on the web site.
I love creating charms. I made an art piece I called Evolution. The watch piece, the shark's tooth, a shell, and the face to represent, "We should never have left the ocean!" (I am not an evolutionist in faith.)

Amber placed the names of everyone that participated in the contest. She drew my name!!!

I received three gift bags full to the brim with glass beads, flatback rhinestones, and Swarovski stones. I also received a wonderful charm created by Amber. It was a delight!

I am embroidering valentine hearts filled with fresh lavendar for friends and family. I am selling a few at a craft show too. This photo displays my hearts, AND notice the nice size flat-back rhineston on each one. Thank you Amber.

You may want to visit her web site(Listed Friends) for additional offers.


  1. Congratulations Jan! Aren't you fortunate!!!!!!!!!!!! I expect to see great sparkly work! I am so thrilled to see you sewing so much.
    Stay tuned to my blog as I will be posting some of my online course pieces soon.

  2. Yummy charm, yummy hearts, you are a busily artistic little gal! Love your work!