patty returned home from tucson with some real beauties for me...
these are the faceted ones.
intense golden prehnite on top
chrysoprase on the bottom.
i've never seen it anywhere else except from this australian vendor, shamus. it is so incredible.
(if any of these stones are screaming your name,
please feel free to contact me about setting them aside for you.)
and i received these glorious cabs from teresa in the mail today.
aren't they lovely?
i am really struggling these days. there are so many transitions happening in my life. so many strings have been cut, and loose ends are flying around everywhere. lots of loss. lots of change. lots of overwhelmingly sad acceptance taking place. it is really difficult. i try to look at the positive aspects of these changes and stay strong, but sometimes, sometimes i just want to crawl into a little hole where no one can touch me. i have known all my life that i am different from most people. and a long time ago i accepted that very few people were ever going to understand me. and that has been very painful over the years. i am too honest and too intense for most people. i am at my best when i am by myself. but when i do find folks that i connect with, i cling to them tenaciously and it is therefore especially painful when they exit my life. but that is where i find myself today and i again go back to acceptance. i cannot change other people; i only can choose to make changes that are best for myself and my family, whatever the outcome may be.
when i am feeling like this, i know that the best thing for me is to get out to my shop and create. but unfortunately, it hasn't really been happening. first i was sick, then the girls were sick, then i went on my little trip. i am now quite behind on custom pieces, etc. and i need to get caught up before i can just do what i need to do out there. soon...
p.s. i may have spoken too soon about the gallery; i am still pondering it...
p.p.s apparently yesterday was "delurking day". if you are a precious lurker here, i encourage you to come on out and say hi. leave a comment. i'd love to know who you are, why you are here, what it is you like about my blog, how you found me, anything really. whatever you'd like to say. pretty please? i have a sneaky suspicion that it might just cheer me up to hear from all of you lovely folks that i know are visiting ;) and, of course, i adore all of you regular commenters; your feedback means so much to me.