Thursday, November 26, 2009



On this Thanksgiving Day, I'd just like to take a moment to thank all of the many new creative and artistic friends that I have met on Facebook this year. You have and continue to inspire me each and every day with your wonderful art. Seeing the beautiful things that you create make the world bright and keep me going in my own "creative dryspell," as I struggle to fit in the smallest projects, now that my time is at such a premium. I thank God for your gifts of beauty and your inspiration!
Most especially, I'd like to mention a new friend that I've made on Facebook. Her name is Tracy Owens Chasteen. She lives in Austin, TX and designs some of the most lovely earrings and necklaces I've seen (she sells them on Etsy at She works with beads and cinnabar, and does some very creative things with wire. Tracy also makes pendants for her necklaces out of oriental pottery shards! I've just purchased my first necklace, "Peony" (see above), from her and am anxiously awaiting its arrival! Tracy, your creations are a joy to receive and wear! I encourage everyone who reads this to visit Tracy's Etsy site and view her jewelry. She really does make lovely designs, which are guaranteed to attract attention when you wear them - I know this from my own experience!
So, once again, thank you to all the wonderful creative people in my life on Facebook. And thank you to all of the wonderful and creative people in my life, in general - I am blessed to be surrounded by people who are creative in so many, many ways!


  1. I'm glad that you like Tracy's work. I just love wearing it. I always get tons of complements when I do wear her designs, especially the Rhombus earrings & now the Peony necklace (which arrived & which is much lovlier in person than in the beautiful photo on Etsy). If you get the chance, do visit Etsy & peruse Tracy's "shop"! She has lots of designs to please any taste! Tell her that Susan sent you! :-)