Last weekend my grandma turned 90 years old. She is my last remaining grandparent, and has little need for much in the material world these days. She is a devoted catholic who went to church 6 days a week, until the Bishop took away the priests at surrounding churches and now has one priest servicing four different churches. I tried to think of something I could do for her, the mother of 13 children and grandmother of countless grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Rosary was the only thing I could think of that she would actually use and enjoy.
I found beads that I thought she would like, I found the two metal parts required for a rosary, and I took my spool of wire and went to work. Yes, you read that right, I made every single tiny little link in this thing by hand. (including the o-rings) It took me somewhere near 10 or 12 hours to complete. 28 figure 8 links, 59 beaded links and 4 o-rings.
When I gave it to her and told her I made it, she nearly cried and just smiled and said "how thoughtful". Then I told her that I didn't have it blessed, because I thought she would like to have that done in her own church. She just gave me a proud grin. It really made my day to see her so happy, and to see the way her face lit up when she got hugs from my kids.
This is a logo that I made for myself. My husband and I have a million ideas for what to put this label on. It is pronounced "feel it", English humor. It's about how things make you feel, a texture, a color, a phrase... I do a lot of things in my life because of how it makes me feel. I pick out my clothes for the day based on how I feel, I pick my meals based on how I feel, I do my art based on how I feel, and I especially pick my music based on how I feel. Whatever you do in life, you need to feel it, it's about experiencing life through our senses... it's about EXPERIENCING life, not just floating through it.
I am a graphic artist, I sew, I make costumes, I paint, I draw, I knit. I thoroughly enjoy using my artistic/creative skills to make the things in my imagination come to life. And now I am on a mission to get fit.