"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Paper Towel Jewelry, May's Read & Tagged Again

I can't believe it's the last day of May. Where is this year going? It certainly seems to be in a hurry! I made some jewelry for a swap I was asked to lead, using my Paper Towel technique that was published in December. I especially like the bracelet and plan to make one for myself (I need to get more eyelets).

May's Read was Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. It was recommended to me by my Mother-In-Law when I told her how much I enjoyed The Kite Runner (also her recommendation). I have to admit that I do enjoy historical fiction and learning about other cultures. I am always surprised at how completely off most of my assumptions are. Anyway, I did, in fact, really enjoy this book. It is a fascinated glimpse into Japanese culture (albeit mostly pre-WWII). I will say there was one key plot point that I recognized/predicted when it happened, and it did make the ending less of a suprise than I suppose it could have been. Still, a good book, which flowed very nicely and was easy to enjoy.

Tracy tagged me and I am supposed to share 6 unimportant things about myself, so let's see...

1) I am a brunette, by birth and by bottle

2) I am very good at organizing things, but don't tend to be very organized

3) I really enjoy photography

4) I love roller coasters

5) I love milk chocolate, but really don't like dark chocolate at all

6) I would love to live by the ocean

I am supposed to tag 6 people, but I'm no good at choosing - so if you are reading this and you'd like to play along, consider yourself tagged!


Joanna van said...

Beautiful jewelry Michelle. You really have a great knack for it!

Karen said...

The jewelry is amazing Michelle.