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  • "And the Bastard grant us, in our direst need, the smallest gifts: the nail of the horseshoe, the pin of the axle, the feather at the pivot point, the pebble at the mountain's peak, the kiss in despair, the one right word. In darkness, understanding." -- Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • "There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious-makes you so sick at heart-that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!" - Mario Savio
  • "They tell us that we live in a great free republic; that our institutions are democratic; that we are a free and self-governing people. That is too much, even for a joke. ... Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder... And that is war in a nutshell. The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles." —Eugene Victor Debs
  • i do it for the joy it brings / because i am a joyful girl / because the world owes me nothing / and we owe each other the world / i do it because it's the least i can do / i do it because i learned it from you / i do it just because i want to / because I want to —"Joyful Girl", Ani DiFranco
  • "Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life." - Elizabeth Goudge, author of The Joy of the Snow

Sigrdrifa's Prayer

  • Hail to the Day / Hail to Day’s Sons / Hail to the Night and her Daughters / With loving eyes look upon us here / And bring victory to those who have gathered / Hail to the gods / Hail to the goddesses / Hail to the mighty, fecund Earth / Eloquence and native wit bestow on us / And healing hands while we live

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Wednesday, 10 March 2010



OMGOSH!! Don't be pointing out flaws! This is a gorgeous piece!! I love it. Your color and bead choice is perfect. The light beads around the heart look like lace. I think its a great piece. I love it.


I also love it, no visible threads or other flaws for me either!

Judy Edmonds

I like it. Yes, there are minor flaws, but the design sings and that is more important.


Well, if you are not satisfied (and all artists seem to see only the flaws in their own work), you are free to rework those parts at some point. I think this is a wonderful design, and I love the face. It's just the right color.


Oh, Anita! To ME, this is the prettiest thing you've ever made! It just IMMEDIATELY touched me in ways I don't even understand! The face is PERFECT for this piece, and I think the bead size used for the branch is exactly right! I don't suppose you'd consider SELLING this, would you? LET ME KNOW because I genuinely LOVE IT!

Trudy Neill of Windemere Farm

Hi Anita,

I also am impressed with the colors and think that it is a wonderful piece. I often make do with what I have on hand as well and it works out usually! Happy Spring. (the robins have arrived here)

Marty S

I like the different size of the brown beads. It's lovely! We can all be too critical of our own work--a bad habit, I think.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader


Oh! It's a *beautiful* piece! Nobody's studying your piece looking for flaws. What we see is the bigger picture--the wonderful composition, the lovely colors and your beautiful words. What I saw in your piece was a rush of love and closeness. It's terrific!


it's very lovely!

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