This view out my kitchen window, into the forest, and on the window sill three old bottles. One of the bottles has been stamped with this quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year." I love that -- as I start out on my early morning walks I recite that quote to myself, under my breath, like a whisper to start the day. Each and every day.
This 'wall' of ribbons. These ribbons and fibers grace my studio. Everytime I walk by they dance in the slightest breeze. I sometimes think they are reaching out to me - 'use me in your next project', 'no, pick me'. Their colors, their ephemeral beauty speak to me each day.
These simple 'tools of the trade' - small, sharp scissors - an old spoon, very small, to scoop up recalitrant beads and my lovely 'thread catching bowl.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
"One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer." - G. E. Lessing