Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sharon Peters at the Bead and Button Show

I finally arrived at Booth #1219! This is where glass artist, Sharon Peters, was situated at the Bead and Button Show. Sharon is a fabulous bead artist! I have put a link to her website in this blog, so, please feel free to visit her website. As a person, Sharon is fun! Her art reflects that attitude in her life. The characters that she brings to life are whimsical and amusing. Each character, whether it be a butterfly, an alien, a fish, or an animal shows it's unique and distinct personality. Sharon is involved with the Beads of Courage Organization which helps children and families who have devastating illnesses cope through the use of beads. Please check out the Beads of Courage Website for more inspiration and information. Sharon is also involved with the ISGB--the International Society of Glass Bead Makers. On display at the Bead and Button Show was the Out of the Box Traveling Exhibit. I saw two entries by Sharon. My favorite one was called "First Contact." In the box was an alien which looked like a large bug on 6 legs and a small dog making contact, nose to nose. All I could think of was, "Who else but Sharon could have come up with this idea!" It was great! I have wanted a bead made by Sharon for a long time. This time, I took the leap of faith and bought a butterfly from her. You can see that butterfly in the photo. In a later blog, I will show some of the beads that I bought at the Bead and Button Show. I enjoyed the visit with Sharon. When my son arrived to visit for the day, I took him over to meet Sharon. The first thing she said to him was, "Now, don't worry, the trauma from your childhood will disappear!" I just laughed. Whether making beads or bunny ears, Sharon is an amazing woman!

1 comment:

Deb said...

Brilliant photo Mallory - Sharon looks like a fun & fabulous person! So pleased you got to meet her :o)