8.19.2008

My Search For Delinda Is Ended!

With a small change in her name, I found Delinda just up the road in Taos. Her focus is now sculpture, which if you check out her online gallery, you will note is nothing short of spectacular.



Unable to locate her or her publisher, I found a copy of her book, The Illuminated Beading Manuscripts Book II: The Loom, through an online bookseller. It arrived this morning. Aside from being a perfect resource on loomwork, it also had some contact info on the last page. I did a reverse phone-lookup, and from that extrapolated to a web search that found her current website.

Reading her bio reminded me of how important it is to grow, to change, to constantly evolve. Becoming well versed in one medium, we should never be so comfortable or complacent with ourselves as to discount the importance of being challenged, of trying new things, of stretching ourselves in search of our limits.

While her beadwork was (note the past tense) a small part of her artistic repertoire, her current works have the power to inspire us, no matter what our medium might be.

5 comments:

  1. Good for you, Morwyn! Just goes to show that determination and good detective skills will bring great results.

    Her sculpture work is awesome . . .


    Kathy V in NM

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  2. I'm glad you found her. An amazing and very inspirationnal lady indeed.

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  3. If you have not seen the hummingbird atop the perfume jar in the necklace, go to The Big Book of Beautiful Beads. Delinda is amazing!

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  4. I see this is an old post, 2008, and now it is 2016, so I hope you read this. I took a bead class with Delinda a long time ago, and it was magical because of her. No other bead class could ever match it. She would float into the room in diaphanous clothing like a fairy. Her artistic nature poured out of every word and gesture. I, too, have been searching for her, wondering what happened to her, because she just seemed to have disappeared. Now, to find out she was a dancer, oh, that explains it, and yes, of course, beadwork would be just one art form this lovely lady would explore. Please answer if you get this post.

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    1. I'm so glad you found me AND the update on Delinda - don't know what she's doing now, but whatever it may be I'm sure it's just as magical as her beadwork - thanks for reading!!

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