Birthday Bead Shopping Spree

My apologies, my dear Reader – for I have yet to break down each of yesterday’s pieces and share the metaphysical properties…

Today we went to downtown Galena, walked around and I went to the local bead store and spent the birthday money Gram sent… Gram is an amazing woman- still living alone at home at 94 and doing quite well (and receiving support services several times a week). It wasn’t much but perfect to get a few lovely beads to play with. (Note: I added the findings, the beads came naked)

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Mother Of Pearl Pendants - 3 look like eyes but the bottom one has a small face

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Agate Marbles that could become anything...

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Titanium Quartz Pendants

As for not posting meanings as promised… we got home from a lovely day out (getting coffee together for the first time in years… literally), walked the dog and as we stood in the back yard, Dan turned and slipped on the snow/ice. 
He has MS (with challenges with his balance) and has survived 4 major clots- 3 “massive” pulmonary embolisms since we got married 8 years ago (9 years in July) and will spend the rest of his life on blood thinners.  Not a good combo.

And he fell on a 1/4 split chunk of wood too. We’re thinking sprained/cracked rib. So that’s taken all my attention. At this point, he’s in quite a bit of pain but alright. I will catch up in a day or two, promise.
Night all. Rest well…

with Love, Light and Blessings….
Suz
Namasté

Recent creations….

I’ll add more details in my next post… for now, here’s a few pretties I’ve made recently….

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Fluorite with a Red Jasper bead, with Amythest and Blue Jade chips -Silver Wrapped

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Purple Fluorite Jasper with Amythest and Blue Jade chips-Silver Wrapped

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Malachite pendant

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Kyanite wrapped in silver

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Chrysocolla pendant

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Another Kyanite pendant, this time in copper...

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Chrysocolla pendant (silver wrapped)

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Quartz pendant

I’ll add information as to each’s purpose tomorrow.  Peace be with all of us tonight.
Love to all.

with Love, Light and Blessings….
Suz
Namasté

Robin Red Breast

Wow…

I am blessed with an amazing partner and husband- I call him Papa Bear. He supports my artistic growth by providing materials and supplies.  Over the years he has bought me: a keyboard, Quilling tools and paper (a great supply), oil paints and brushes, and a gigantic box of origami paper- the fancy paper I could never bring myself to buy ($$). This was all while he was working as an Engineer.  Now that he has retired on disability, it has been harder for him to find the funds with a much smaller income. That and I have all the materials I need.

Papa Bear (PB) has been working hard all winter to make sure that there is always feed for the resident birds. Even when pain, snow, cold and ice made it difficult, he still pushed himself to buy feed and work on keeping our feathered friends happy.

Yesterday PB shared with me why he has committed himself to bring theircaretaker….
“I always support your art. And keeping the birds around is like buying a big box of origami paper…”

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Posing for me...

He’s right. It is.

with Love, Light and Blessings….
Suz
Namasté

Pencil progression…

I’ve been teaching myself how to draw people. I know the basics of a face but the challenge is making it look like the person.

First was my nephew Sam

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After the first few sessions...

Thank god for my kneaded eraser.  I would have gone crazy with smudges…

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Sam, mostly finished. (I've tweaked it since this picture)

Then, while waiting to find a good picture of his brother Ben, I decided to try sketching Phi-Dog…

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Note: this is not finished (yet)

Before I got a chance to finish her, I found a picture of Ben.

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After the first few hours...

And now, he’s almost finished…

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Closer, but not there yet...

And I continue to learn. Next, I have a commissioned dog portrait in watercolor for a local pet store… trying to find a way to support my art supply habit without touching the household budget…

(want to get your own portrait, illustrated poem or other piece of custom work done by yours truly? My prices are quite reasonable… email me at FuzzBombCraft ( at) gmail (dot) com )

with Love, Light and Blessings….
Suz
Namasté

Go there…

Go there…

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I watch the snow fall
     Sparkling
A connection Back
  but with New Eyes

A moment claim-able
   at All times
Time to Practice Congruency
      Following my Spirit’s Urges
as I claim this
        Healing Time

Connect with (and back) to the Sparkle
   the Flitting Light
             that Exists in between
Always,      in All Ways
    In this Moment
Visible.

Time to See with New Eyes
Look for the Sparkle
     Go there.

03/18/2013
Suzanne Lamoureux Kriesant

with Love, Light and Blessings….
Suz
Namasté

Absence…

Absence…

Challenges,
    Overwhelmed,
Far beyond what I
       could have
         should have
             would have
Imagined.

But I breathe.
  A way to be found
I only know
    My next step.

It can be hard to
    speak out loud
but to stretch
    is part of my journey.

I have returned.

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Silent visitors...

with Love, Light and Blessings….
Suz
Namasté