With that... guess what I did today.... Well you see.... I took this big box of awesomeness...
But once Mindy decided she needed two... I turned one of them into the bookmark as above.
The top one is you. The bottom one is her. It looks more like a gear in a clock to remind you that her time may be limited, so you want to RELISH your time with her, and with that must come much PATIENCE and understanding!
This time you get to spend with her is a GIFT... thus you are tied together with a little ribbon!
I took wire and wrapped it all around the outside of the circle, indicating all the chaos and poor health and bad habits that are in your rearview mirror!! In 2011, you will FOCUS on your health!
The front bead is all knotted up and crazy. The copper ball to the right is swirly and "out of control". The way things were! Your 30 years of teaching and all the "stuff" that has made its way into your life.
And Miss Blanche, I am loving yours! As requested it is long like mine.
You indicated in your email to me all the "side jobs" you have, including dog walker. The many strands on this piece represent all the things that are presently preoccupying your time. Is that how you want to spend your TIME?! I hope when you wear this talisman, you think about how you are spending your TIME and make a conscious effort to aligh it with your core values and dreams. And that big beautiful crystal... well, that's you. Trying to shine amongst all the chaos. And doing a pretty good job of it!
I highlighted it with a little greenish turquoise ink. One might say "learning to better handle finance" could also be represented with that green! It is light and easy to wear!
Then, as indicated by the longer branch of the talisman, should a baby come along as they HOPEd, that's just gravy!!
So, there you go. The first crop of talismans. I have done a couple more this evening, but will mail them out with the next batch! I also received several more requests. I absolutely LOVE making these. Thinking about your individual words and reading the stories surrounding WHY you chose your word! It makes me feel like I know you the way you know me! Ha. We are sooo close now!
Thanks for letting me do this for you! You'll be hearing from me soon via email!