Last week when I got home this lovely flower by Renate was waiting for be. I fell in love with it when I saw it in her new Etsy shop, Artefacts by Stregata. Filigree, brass, and copper. What more could I ask for?
I am completely in love with the form. When I told Renate that it had inspired me to create something new in porcelain, she replied that it is magical when we can inspire each other. I quite agree. One of the things I love about blogging and being a part of the blogging community is the creativity and beauty that I am exposed to. I love the generous spirit of the community and the warm support that I receive.
Thank you, everyone! And especially thank you for the well wishes and prayers you have so generously given my son and our family as we cope with his deployment. It means so much to me.
We've had a couple of emails and text messages from him over the weekend. All is well and he's settling into his new Forward Operating Base. It's very basic. There is no PX, there is laundry, and the food is not too bad. Best of all there is an internet cafe so he can communicate with us regularly and he's able to call his girl friend everyday without breaking the bank.
Oh and right now - he's bored. This army mom thinks bored is good. The alternative to bored is what makes me worry.