>Traveling the World on a String


My phone rang very early this morning. It was United Airlines. They informed me that my flight from Boston to Washington, D.C. was cancelled. So, I had to re-book my flight. Now, I am flying Boston -Frankfurt, then on to Moscow from there (if all goes well)! I am scheduled to arrive in Russia only 2 hrs. later than originally planned. After I took care of that, I had a few extra hours to finish packing. I packed up some seed beads and the beaded self portrait I’m working on. I’ve never really done beadwork on an airplane because I’m usually on an overnight flight, but I do plan to work on it at my hotel in Moscow! Maybe I will even get to do a little beading with my friend Tanya. We’ll see! 

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Self portrait. Work in progress. Bead embroidery on felt. 5.5″ x 9″.
Anyways, it’s funny to see my beaded face packed up in a little pencil box because that’s exactly what I’ll feel like until I arrive! I checked the news reports, and apparently the smog returned to the city of Moscow yesterday, but the weather report predicts rainstorms throughout the week. I’m hoping that will help to clear much of the air while I’m there. Wish me luck! 
Also, just a quick note: I have decided to close my Etsy shop for 2 weeks. I will re-open during the first week of September. If you would like to see what I’m up to in Russia, please follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook! Remember, in the words of Mark Twain, travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Happy beading & I’ll see you when I return! 😀

6 thoughts on “>Traveling the World on a String

  1. >Have a wonderful time and I am so looking forward to hearing about it all! And seeing the amazing work I am sure you will produce in the months to come inspired by everything you see. Good luck with the smog/smoke 🙂 Happy travelling and happy beading.

  2. >Sounds like a wonderful and exciting trip. Have only seen pictures of Moscow but it looks like a city filled with inspiration, all the colors of the grand old buildings with their strange oinon shaped domes. Have fun and take lots of photos.

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