Happy Saint Patrick's Carnival Bloggers' Day! Well, ok, that's not the official name for today's celebration but we are celebrating the green and today IS the monthly ABS Carnival Bloggers' post!
Mary Lou opens this month's Carnival Blog by asking a few of her bead and jewelry making pals a question, "What fuels your passion?" - a question that our ABS Carnival Bloggers answer very eloquently for us this month. Let's take a look at what our bloggers have to say.....
Cindy Wimmer shares her passion for wire and how it all started. Cindy's earlier efforts include the lovely spinner pendants below.
Like Cindy, Sharon found her passion in a spool of wire and a set of tools.
Mary Ellen experience is free spirited and she has written a fun post this month explaining how play lead her to discover her passion.
Mary Jo and Erin approach their art in a different way. They write thoughtful blogs - deep reflection and quotes are characteristic of each post. This month, Erin tell us how beads quickly became a passion for her. While Mary Jo weaves quotes and pictures of her inspired jewelry to define passion.
Some artists explore by jumping in and making things. Janel Dudley gets to the torch and has many misfires but it doesn't discourage her. It fuels her passion. Anyone can see that when they see her lovely "Raw Experience" necklace (below).
The same is true of our own Island Girl who quizzes her husband and then realizes she is passionate about her flower garden beads (below).
Passion is defined by who you are - what you do or what you create. So let's ask Mary Lou question to our dear ABS readers, "What fuels YOUR passion?"
(Thank you to all the wonderful ABS Carnival Bloggers for their posts and inspiration!) written by Cindy Gimbrone.