Hi Everyone! It has certainly been a whirlwind of a week here! This past Friday, Dennis & I realized a dream and headed to NYC to attend the Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in Madison Square Garden. It was one of those "once in a lifetime moments". It began with a concert that featured Martin Sheen & Rosanna Scotto introducing Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Hudson, Harry Connick, Jr., Kelli O'Hara, Norm Lewis, and a choir from the Church of St. Charles Borromeo in Harlem, all singing religious selections. Needless to say it was quite a warm up.
Now, having recovered from that, packing is in full gear and we head to the next adventure in Stockholm. You can read about the reason for this trip, here. I do have a little more exciting news to share, and that is that the evening before the exhibition opening, we have been invited to an exclusive "book launch" party--family, friends, & VIPs. So, the book will be coming out at the same time after all, and yes, some of my work is featured. It just happens that the day of this extra surprise comes on my birthday! This whole thing is surreal to me!
How I ever had time to create anything is beyond me, but here is my signature piece, a french beaded ring of roses:
I'll be taking an extended Fika or Swedish coffee break. I've been doing some research on traditional foods and drinks in Sweden, and it appears they are more coffee than tea drinkers. In any case, they usually enjoy a sweet with their coffee....so I am looking forward to trying some local favorites. Linking up with T Stands for Tuesday, and I will try to visit as many participants as possible before we leave.
Thanks for stopping by!