Monday, 31 March 2014

March BJP

I must admit, I have really struggled with the Goddess for March.  The first half of the month wasn't memorable at all although I did make some progress with getting out of the house a few times.  Then, around the end of the second week, we found out that Steven was going to have to leave home for work on short notice to cover for the manager of another pub who was off sick.  This other pub is around a 2 hour drive from our house so if he isn't finishing till gone midnight and has to be back there for 9am the day after he really can't get home in between.  He was away for 4 days the first week, 5 last week and that looks like continuing for the foreseeable future.  It has made me feel very much on the edge and I have struggled a bit with it.  I couldn't see what to bead to express myself and kept putting off starting on it.  Then yesterday, Mother's Day here in the UK, everything changed.  Kieran bought me the most beautiful little planter filled with bright pink cyclamen and a painted box frame full of really pretty butterflies made from beautifully patterned paper - all picked out and paid for by himself.  It made my day!

The Goddess that grew from my newly discovered good mood is pretty and happy and feminine.  Born out of the love between mother and son.

I made the cabochon for her belly from a photograph of the cyclamen for my present so I will always have a reminder of them.  The heart is a clear AB one - light and bright - and has a lacy edging.  She has a flower embellishment on her head to represent the cyclamen flowers, and the butterflies are a reference to the picture part of my present.

I am really pleased with how she turned out and she will be a lovely reminder of a special day.  :oD

I wonder what April will bring...


  1. This is a very delightful little goddess, Donna, and somehow in keeping with the portrait photo of you at the top of your blog.

  2. Very special, Donna. Sons can be pretty special too.