Sunday, November 15, 2009

June, a dear friend who has been supportive of all my efforts in art and life, to me, epitomizes the ideas of a virtuous woman as poetically described in Proverbs 31. I made this little book for her birthday last year and didn't think to photograph it. She brought it back to me to be fixed when it was damaged, so I have this opportunity to post it. Since I do love to work with all things red, I do love to work with the idea of rubies. The book has a red velvet cover and special beads from my little collection. The finial bead is from a red crystal pin and earing set given to me by my parents. The long one is from a delightful trip to Los Angeles over 20 years ago. I found a great bead shop and went crazy buying oriental beads from Turkey to China and further. I still have a few jade, coral and others. I love to use them in and on special projects like this.

3 comments:

Windblown said...

Wow! You are such a generous friend! Thank you for sharing this book with us. You know I have always remembered the virtuous woman and how your mother asked that it be read at grandma's funeral. When hearing it that day I hoped that someday I could be worthy of having those Biblical verses read to describe me.

Ginny Blakeslee Breen said...

Marilyn, I love these types of little journalings that you are so good at!

Laurie Welch said...

Marilyn,
All of your work is so beautiful but your little "books" are truly the heart of the artist!
Laurie Welch

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