Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Studio

One of the best things about summer is that I get to bead here:
The view from the back door

The bird sanctuary near the picnic/bead table.

My bead companions.  Who am I kidding?  All Rhea and Heather want to do is stare up into the pine tree, looking for "mousies."

Lots of inspiration in this gorgeous place.  Truly, it keeps me sane. 
Mornings are quiet and peaceful.  Lots of birdsong.  The wrens are hatching right now, so if there's a stranger in the yard (a cat), the wrens are growling.  But it's a nice spot to sit and listen or to journal.  Or, as I have to do this summer, read/study for my History exams.
I'm taking lots of pictures this summer, documenting the colors and shapes and shades of the flowers and leaves.  Since I don't have lots of bead time right now, I need some way to keep my creativity moving.  Wish there was a way to bottle the smells.
Here's a close-up of the necklace I finished over the weekend.  Think I was influenced by my garden at all?