Sunday, December 12, 2010

Light by Candle

We started a tradition for the women in my family.
We do a nighttime walk through Toronto's Black Creek Pioneer Village at Christmas.
This special night time viewing means experiencing "olden days" village life by lamplight. The building are heated by fire and the homemade treats prepared in stoves that also heat the houses properly presented for Christmas. Real trees, homemade decorations and hot apple cider truly give you the sense of life as it was. There is a wonderland church on site and the choir singing is not to be missed. I feel like I have the Christmas spirit now.

If you have some time, gather a coffee and treat and enjoy my bead blogger links for the week.

A Bead A Day
Jewelry Stringing vs. Stitching... Have a passion for one or the other? Stop by and express an opinion or encourage someone to try a new approach!

Art Bead Scene This month's challenge artwork is by John Anster Fitzgerald - who is that you may ask? Come over to ABS and find out!

Beading Arts
Mama's Minerals returns with another fabulous giveaway for Cyndi's readers!

Beads & Books
Michelle turns a ceramic pendant into a Christmas ornament.

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi creates a very special wooden brooch for her "no knit" scarf.

Cindy Gimbrone, The Lampwork Diva
Cindy's been stamping metal and has some thoughtful things to say about Lisa Niven Kelly's book, "Stamped Metal Jewelry."

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie shows that inspiration can come from anywhere, including the bathroom sink!

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean has a new book giveaway! 500 Enameled Objects--a celebration of color on metal--what a divine, mesmerizing book to own and cherish! Please come and sign up for this very special giveaway!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
This week's Thursday Giveaway is brought to you by Cindy Gimbrone, the Lampwork Diva! Enter to win an assortment of inspiring jewelry components!