Saturday, February 27, 2010

Lucky Charms

I lost my spirit animal ring.It's a beautiful, silver Hopi overlay ring that I bought at Indian Market in Santa Fe three years ago. I love this ring. It fits my finger like it was made for it. The day I saw it, my favorite Navajo artist, Raymond Twinhorse, had told me that morning that my spirit animal was a bear. I can't remember how he knew that. I don't know if he asked me my birthday, or the year I was born - I don't know. But he told me it was bear, and Raymond Twinhorse pretty much knows everything a person needs to know.

I can tell you right now, before I go on, that my parents are laughing at my spirit bear as they read this, because as we drove through (at 90 MPH, DADDY) the wilds of America when I was little I was terrified bears would eat us and frequently yelled this from the back of the Dodge station wagon, much to the amusement of my family.

But anyhow, when I went to the market that night and I found this beautiful ring that fit me like Cinderella's slipper fit her, I had to have it. I wear it a lot, on the middle finger of my right hand. But I lost it. The whole time it was lost, it made me sad. It nagged at me all the time, making me uncomfortable even when I wasn't thinking about it. My bear and I should not have been separated.

And then, the other day, I found it. And I don't think that a person has ever been happier to find anything. And I swear to you, my luck changed. For one thing, it snowed.What the heck? It doesn't snow here! But snow, and snow, and snow it did.

Then, I got a surprise in the mail. I got Take Ten Magazine, which had two of my cards published in it!So all in all, a happy ending when a person finds their spirit animal again.

I felt like singing.

Since it's Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoast this weekend, and one of the challenges was "I Believe" - with a musical theme, I thought I could put it all together with this little ditty. This is me, singing about finding my lucky bear ring. :)

First, I masked off a little square on a white card with post its. I sponged it with Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore and Orchid Opulence. Before removing the post its, I stamped Musical Score (retired SU) in black on top.



The bird is the Big Shot Sizzix die, and Graphic 45 Communique paper, which was a gift from my beloved Paper Grace. I sponged the edges with Really Rust. So, do you feel lucky?

Maybe you should watch this video. (Via Daniel Whittington)


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10 comments:

  1. Oh, dear Lydia! I absolutely LOVE your new card. It truly sings! LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!! I am so happy for you that you found your spirit ring too. I know how it is to find what you thought to be gone forever. I have a purple rosary that hs been missing for ever so long. I am certain it will never show up (having been gone for over 50 years -- still, you never know). Congratulations on your being published. That must be a thrill! Not so sure about the video. Kinda spooky. Interesting though. I love reading your blog cuz it often makes me think (well, deeper thoughts than "what'll I make for dinner") You are neat!
    hugs and let your heart keep singing!
    tonilea

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  2. So glad to see you back in the "spirit." Just wondering where the ring showed up? Gotta run to Barnes & Noble, pick up a copy of Take 10.

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  3. YAY that you found your ring!!! I have that nagging feeling sometimes when I've lost (or even my kids have lost) important/sentimental things, and it's not a fun feeling.

    YAY also for the 2 cards in Take Ten. Congratulations!! :)

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  4. I'm so glad you found your ring. And your card is so, so, so GORGEOUS! I LOVE it!

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  5. Don't you just love those markets in NM? I've gotten several things from both the Sante Fe area and Albuquerque. My sister-in-law lives in Sante Fe and they just have THE best things.

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  6. congrats on the cards in Take Ten! Love New Mexico!!!

    Denise Foor
    http://www.denisefoor.blogspot.com

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  7. YAY for Take Ten!
    LOVE this card!!!

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  8. Beautiful card
    love how you created the background for the music.

    not sure getting snow is lucky but glad you found your ring.

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  9. CONGRATS on the mag- those are my cards on the cover!! I will go back and check yours out!! Glad you found your ring!!
    :)

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