What a week it has been! I finally went to the doctor on Tuesday and was given antibiotics for a serious sinus infection. I have been trying to fight it for weeks and it just took me down. I have been home, taking it easy. Just what the doctor ordered! It has given me a chance to sort my jewelry for the show in Williamsburg this week-end. By Sunday I should be feeling much better. I am looking forward to the show. I really enjoy meeting the people who stop by my booth and comment on my work. My main bead work is free form peyote and not all people "get it". I find though, that the show goers at this show do appreciate the hand made quality and uniqueness of the art there. The hosts of Art on the Square do a really good job. I really appreciate being accepted into their show. Because I don't have a lot of time to devote to my bead work, I only apply to a couple of shows a year. I will also be doing The Seawall Festival in Portsmouth in August. That is a very hot show, but one of my favorites as well. The first year I did the show, which was also my very first show, I won honorable mention. What a surprise and confidence builder that was! It reinforced to me that yes, Bead Work Is ART.