And Now, The Challenge -

Are you afraid of snakes or spiders, heights or tight spaces? What fills your nightmares? Can you visualize or personalize your fear into beadwork? That can be a tall order - so how about this: Is there a technique you've always been afraid to try? Colors you're too timid to explore?

My challenge to everyone is simple - bead your fear! Any technique, any color scheme you want - as long as you're illustrating your fear.
I work best with deadlines, so let's say the deadline is 31 December.
This is the time of year when many of us have to start planning for the holidays, either at home or in our jobs, and time for ourselves become scarce.

This is a personal challenge - the only one you're competing with is yourself.
Do your best work and do it just for you.

To give you an example,
here's what I've chosen to do.

I'm terrified of doctors. I hate hospitals. So I'm going to cover this iconic piece of medical gear in a whole lotta beads. Whether in an attempt to soften the images it conjures in my head or to illustrate my sense of horror I couldn't say. As always, I'll just do what the beads tell me.

I'll be blogging my progress -
let me know if you're blogging yours and I'll post a link here.

If we all hold hands real tight we won't get too lost as we head off
To quote from Robert Frost, “The woods are lovely,
dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep.”


  1. I also wanted to tell you I am afraid of snakes..way to afraid to try this. but... I will think some on this.

  2. oooooooooo...now that's a challenge! I'll have to think on this a little :D

  3. HMMMM, very intriguing.....I think I have an idea- count me in!

  4. @ sunni & carol dean: C'mon! You know you wanna!!

    @ lynn: You've got my attention - I'll be waiting to hear what you've come up with!

  5. This is very intriguing... Even if I don't play along it will be fun to see what others do.

  6. Ewww, snakes! Hmmm -- have to think on this for a few days . . .

    Kathy V in NM

  7. I just finished beading one of the things I fear most. You can see it on my blog: http://sharedstuffbyarline.blogspot.com/

  8. @ abeadlady - Arline, your journal page is amazing - and very illustrative! Fear not!!


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