This is a picture of a leatherback sea turtle that my family helped rescue almost 10 years ago. He had gotten his flipper entangled in a crab pot and was tiring from having to drag the pot to the surface every time he needed to breathe.
Today, I feel a lot like this sea turtle coming up for air.
I finished the mailing for the Adventure yesterday and I was really happy with it. I'll show you the entire piece in a few days after the adventurers have a chance to receive them. I don't want to spoil their surprise !!
But here's a sneak peek just for showing up today...
Now...Back to the coming-up-for-air thing...
Ever since we went to Florida for Thanksgiving, my beautiful life has kept me busy with one event right after the next. And it was all good. The only bummer for me is that I haven't had time to blog as much as I would like.
And since I use my blog as a visual journal, I get kind of sad when I get so overbusy that I don't have time to take pics and reflect and read and write posts. And there were so many times I wished I had written about something but there was no down time to do it...
This got me thinking again about Time. I've written once before about Time when I was working on my Alice in Wonderland piece. And today, I re-visited all of those ideas and came to some self-realizations.
And I found myself wanting to go to a quiet corner of my very messy house and...bead...
Yes, it's true. I didn't do the bead journal project last year and I missed it.
And I signed up for 2011 but hadn't even given January a thought.
Until this morning.
I don't have anything to show you yet.
Just an idea.
And...A Title: Out of Sync (subject to change, of course, once the beading begins...but most likely it will be about Time and not about pink elephants or party hats...I'm saving those for a later one.)
In case you're interested in the whole story about our saving the endangered leatherback turtle with the assistance of the Marine Animal Rescue Team at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, I give you Exhibit A for your reading pleasure...
It's a poster I made for Jack to share at his day care for Animal Show and Tell Day (click to enlarge).
He was only four at the time...he's fourteen now.
See you next time.