My Star Carol ornament is in honor of Carol Ann Risher, the artist who hand crafted the beautiful art bead that I was so privileged to use. I came upon some of Carol's ceramic pieces at a little unheralded bead show in Ballard Washington a couple of months ago and, when I dug it out of my stash, thought it spectacularly perfect for this blog hop. I generally do bead weaving and bead embroidery but I was some how moved to try a bit of metal and wire working. My Star Carol piece can adorn a lovely evergreen tree as an ornament or a lovely special person as a pendant. I was so touched to discover, just prior to writing this blog, that Carol had died in December 2010, one day after her 56th birthday. I can't think of a better tribute for an artist who was born and died in the Christmas season and whose name is the holiday season's song than a beautiful ornament. So here's to you, Carol Ann Risher . . . thank you for your art and inspiration and all the beauty your life brought to our world.
Many thanks to Heather for her efforts in coordinating this fun event for all of us. Find some quiet, peaceful moments to enjoy the holiday offerings of our fellow artists whose challenge ornaments can be viewed at the sites below.
Merry Christmas to all and God bless us, every one!