Thursday

Lotus Flower and Koi Cuff and Life..........A Circle?

Well...it's been a long time since I created a new cuff.... It was a special request. I love this color of wool and chose it for this cuff since it is mottled and reminds me of the color variations of water. I haven't decided if I'm going to make another for my shop. I will think about it as I work on my Limited Edition Holiday cuff.

Just like with many people right now, life has been complicated lately. Making important decisions that not only affect my family, but my employee's families. Watching as large companies pull on resources that small business has no way to reach. Watching as corporations get bailouts, while neighbors, friends and family lose their homes. Sometimes it just doesn't seem fair --but we strive to make it with will and determination.

My creative brain waves have kicked in again after taking a couple of months of being very logical and precise...boy was that tiring. So keep an eye out here and in my Etsy shop for new designs and creations! Now back to your regularly scheduled programming (is anyone watching Flash Forward?)

9 reviews:

alexkeller said...

i love lotus flowers! i also like folk art....so i'm going to go find that peasant cuff...

Monica said...

That cuff is so beautiful and fun! I look forward to seeing some more creations :)

My husband just made it through another round of layoffs, but has heard that there will be another early next year. Crazy times, but we know we'll make it work whatever happens.

Edna / HandmadeDiva said...

Absolutely gorgeous cuff Rose. Blue is my favorite color. You did such a great job of embroidering the koi, and the flower. Great color combination.

I long ago came to the conclusion that life just isn't always fair. You and your employees hang in there. A lot of us are barely keeping our heads above water. I soooo remember the better times. Well, there's always 2012 ???? LOL

Anna said...

I love it!!

Wild Woman Jewelry said...

just gorgeous ~ love this shade of blue! and the needlework is wonderful! go girl!

woolies said...

Really beautiful - the koi is fantastic!

My hubby got let go 2 weeks ago. He found a new job right away, but because he's in sales, it's just a 6 month guarantee. So it's just a brief reprieve.....

sigh.

alamodestuff said...

Gorgeous cuff! I love the color and the koi!

Each week I hear of someone who has lost a job. Hard times are, unfortunately, far from over. I see all the small businesses closing around us. It is really quite somber.

Beyond the RockZ said...

Oh I'm in love with your gorgeous koi cuff that has captured the mystery and beauty of koi! I remember that Koi are known for strength to fight the current and swim upstream, and to some they represent strength in times of adversity. I couldn't help thinking of this reading your post. My thoughts go out to all those who are facing the currents of challenge. And that we give strength to one another to overcome all adversity.

picciolo said...

yes I am watching Flash forward, but over here it has only just started, I've only seen two episodes. It seems like it will be a good programme to keep you gripped and forget about everything else for a little while
: )

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