08 June 2010

Coming to My Senses::Bead & Button

I see....row upon row of booths with shiny beads,,, the smile on my friend's face as we see each other once again at the same time every year... new techniques that I am excited to learn.

I smell....high priced anything from the food vendor... the hot gritty smell of throngs of people... a torch being fired.

I hear....the constant murmur of people... the cries of recognition and peals of laughter echoing through the expo cente..., the pounding of metal into submission.


I taste....a big gulp of ice cold, high priced water... the highest priced sandwich you can imagine... the thrilling discovery of new artists... the rush of secret plans.

I touch....the strands of pearls dripping from a table (I want to roll in them)... the art beads with great reverence knowing that someone put their heart into making that with their own two hands... hands for shaking and arms for hugging.

I feel....blessed that I can be at the Bead & Button show this wee... meeting old friends and making new ones, especially my friends from the blogging world... delighted to be helping out at the Humblebeads booth... exhausted from standing on the show floor, feet screaming... excited by the possibilities.

What is coming to your senses today?

Enjoy the day!

16 comments:

Fundametals.net said...

Oh, how I wished I lived on your side of the world to be able to attend Bead and Button. Perhaps one day. I can imagine it was an amazing time for you!

stregata said...

Well, of course I have never been to Bead & Button - but it sounds like it was sensory overload (in a good way). I know I always feel a bit overwhelmed when I am at a bead exhibition. Hope you will be sharing a bit of what you found.

The Empress said...

What an appropriate way to remind me us be in the moment, and live authentically.

Fully aware of ourselves. Thank you!

We miss so much, don't we? If we aren't mindful.

Stacey said...

Oh what a treat! You lucky girl! Thanks for sharing..this little sneak peak into what it's like. My someday will come....:)

peacockfairy said...

What a great post Erin! That certainly sums up the B & B show. I am so glad I got to meet you in person! You are just as sweet and beautiful as you are in the blogging world!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Enjoyed your post. I would loved to have been there!

lisaschaos said...

Sounds like the bead and button show brings out many emotions, lol. You made me feel like I was there with you! Tell me the high priced sandwich and water tasted good at least - I already know they were worth it. Did you roll in the pearls? lol

Silver Parrot said...

Hmmm...mostly what is coming to me is incredible jealousy that you are there with all the good beads while I am at home watching my supplies being eaten by a child ;-)

Christine Damm said...

I hear... chicks peeping and fussing, hungry and restless, waiting to be let out to forage in the grass

I see... fog along the stream, wispy and misty, slowly rising into the trees

I taste... the first envigorating sips of hot, strong coffee, waking my sleepy mind and focusing my eyes

I feel... inspired by the beautiful place where I live, supported by my husband's care and love, happy to be doing some small tasks today and working in my studio

Barbara Lewis said...

I love this! I felt like I was there with you! Thanks for sharing your sense-abilities!

Radu Prisacaru, UK Internet Marketer & Web Developer said...

A round of applause for your article post. Thanks Again. Keep writing.

Michelle Mach said...

Sorry I didn't get to meet you while at B&B. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Be~Jeweled by Jana said...

Hi, Erin! I have awarded you with the Kreativ Blogger award! (Check my blog for details.)

Melissa J. Lee said...

Hi Erin! It was lovely meeting you at Bead & Button this year. I hope you had a great show!

Libby Leuchtman said...

I am so bummed! I didn't realize you were going to be at Bead and Button. Hopefully next year I can meet you. I enjoy your blog so much!

Julie Nordine . Credit.River.Art.Glass said...

What a wonderful post, Erin! I'm so glad you had a chance to experience all of that @ B&B!! It was so wonderful to meet you & Heather! What a treat. Wish I had the chance to unchain myself from my both for just a bit so I could come check out Heather's work! :o( Next time...

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