Barack Obama and beadweaving? How do those things go together?
Quite well, actually. I'm not political. I rarely even watch the news. But somehow the fact that a senator from Illinois (where I live!) is running for President of the United States in the 2008 election has sunk in, and somewhere along the way I realized that the Obama logo is a neat bit of artwork.
That was enough to inspire me to create a beadweaving pattern featuring the logo. I just listed the Obama Cuff in my Etsy shop, so we'll see if there are any Obama supporters on the site. Judging by what I've been seeing, I think there are. Who knows, maybe Barack will visit Etsy and decide this is the perfect accessory for his wife to wear on the campaign trail!
In other news, I'm honored to report that I've received the Arte de Pico award from two different people, Lizzy T and Smadar. Smadar gave me the award at the end of May, but I didn't ever get around to passing it on to some of my favorite bloggers (one of the requirements for the award); and Lizzy just awarded it to me today!
I guess I'm going to be "that person" who breaks the chain. I really intended to pass the award along, but when I went in search of the blogs I like to read I found that almost every one of them had already received it at least once. I hope no one's too upset by my decision, but I'd really rather continue to follow the blogs I love to read without requiring that they choose five recipients of the award. Sorry. It really is a nice gesture, but to me it's a bit too much like a chain letter. I'm also "that person" who deletes chain letters. What can I say?
So, thanks to Smadar and Lizzy. I really am happy you chose to present me with the award.