Wednesday, July 7, 2010

June is busting out all over!











June's piece was fun. The charm in the upper right is from my friend and appraisal mentor Cindi Brunell. She and I were both born on Wednesday, and neither of us feels like we 'are full of woe' as the old rhyme goes. This charm says 'Friday's child is loving and giving', and we think we are actually Friday children who were only born on Wednesday by accident. Her husband David provided the bulldog charm, which turned out to be particuarly appropriate, since we have a new dog in our home, to take the place of our darling Lucky, who died April 30.
The new mutt is named Murphy and he is mostly black lab. We got him from our local Humane Society. He was surrendered by his owner becauser her mother lost their home to foreclosure. Since my work involves appraising mostly foreclosed homes, this seems both sad and ironic. But he is truly a treasure and we are happy to share our home with him. He is 5 years old and is very well behaved. He sits, sits pretty (paws up) and comes when called. He is a real gentleman and I find he is slowly filling up that hole in my heart that Lucky left when she died.
The piece is darker in real life, in a mostly dark blue/maroon palette. I used some pearls and bugles, in addtion to delicas and seed beads. Thanks for looking!

8 comments:

Barbara said...

A whimsical yet touching piece, and in some of my favorite darker colors. Lovely!

beadbabe49 said...

I really like the design of this months piece.

Jan said...

Nice work! I like all the different size beads you utilized. Good luck with your new dog, he sounds like a good one. So sorry you lost your other, that is so very hard. I hope Murphy helps to fill that void.

Cyndi L said...

A new dog is always a wonderful thing! Thanks so much for sharing your June piece and thoughts :-)

a2susan said...

A belated Happy Birthday!

Thanks for sharing your story about Lucky. Hopefully, in the telling and beading, the pain becomes more bearable. And with Murphy, you have the joy of new beginnings.

Robbie said...

Love the improv design..very nice piece!!

Robin said...

I'm so happy you have a new dog, Margaret and that he's making you feel happy again. The piece is way wonderful, especially the ways the lines are in a circle at the top and vertical through the diagonal... clever and attractive!

Robin A.

Marty S said...

I love that you included a charm to represent your new dog. I don't often work in dark colors, but when I do, I love the result. Yours is lovely.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader