I have not been very bloggy lately. Winter is one of those seasons for me that is very mundane, boring, blah! The weather here lately has been 70s-80s and I LOVE it!
I have been creating. I made this bracelet that SCREAMS summer:
I love it! It is about gypsies, magic, it is just a great read. Here is the gist of it:
In Chicago’s Ukrainian Village, Nadya Lysenko has built her life on a foundation of secrets.When Nadya was sixteen, she snuck out of her house in Western Ukraine to meet a fortuneteller in the woods. Ignoring the threat of Nazis and Russians, Nadya was driven by love and a desire to learn the unknown. She never expected it to be the last time she would see her family.
Years later, Nadya continues to be haunted by the death of her parents and sisters. She clings to her traditions and stories from Ukraine, the only parts of her past that she can share with her family. The myths and magic of Nadya’s childhood are still a part of her reality: dreams unite friends across time and space, house spirits misplace keys and glasses, and a fortuneteller’s cards predict the future.
Her beloved dead also insist on being heard, through dreams and whispers in the night. They want the truth to come out. Nadya needs to face her past and confront the secrets she buried within–THE SILENCE OF TREES.
In other news, I found a metalsmith class and a blacksmith group. I am excited about learning and working with iron. It is something totally out of my norm. It is a strong interest I have, one of many.