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Chicago area, Illinois, United States
I'm a self taught Mixed Media Artist, I Love to take various art classes. I enjoy being with my friends and family. I'm retired and loving every minute of it

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Finished this bracelet the other day and am planning to make more.
This has a right angle beaded base and than embelished with swaroski crystals and more seed beads. My favorite so far.
Got together with some neighbors yesterday. We're starting a Geneology
Group. The lady leading it works at the National Archives in Chicago.
One more thing to add to my list of works in progress. I want to start researching my ancestors. I need to find out my grandparents name before they left Russia. It was changed to Chapman when they came to the USA.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Individuation Vow
Each day of my life I vow to continue to grow more deeply
Into the precious being that I AM,
A unique expression of the Source,
A guardian of life,
Dedicated to relieving suffering and the cause of suffering,
which is in our minds,
And to bringing love, harmony and beauty into the world.
.R. Birney, MD

I love this vow and wanted to share it with everyone.

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Add one more to the menagarie. Dusty came to stay Thanksgiving Day
He is definitely an active puppy and a peeing machine. I forgot how much work puppies are. I think he is sooo cute.
Gus and Dusty went home last night. Sunny has his peace and quiet back and so do I.

The above bracelets are the newest I've created. I'm trying to teach myself
new beading techniques. Right now I'm working on a right angle weave
bracelet. It's almost done.