I've been listening to Janis Joplin a lot lately, okay...truth be told, I've been obsessing on Janis again...I've been a huge fan since college, but it wasn't until maybe 6 or 7 years ago when I found "Love, Janis" that I continually find myself getting wrapped up in her.
Her words resonate in my head and come out of my mouth a lot before I can catch them...
If you haven't had a chance to listen to this CD, you will not be sorry!!!! It's her greatest hits mixed in between her letters written home to her family during her rise to fame. They provide amazing insight into her life, her mind and her psyche.
She apologizes quite a bit in the beginning for letting her "enthusiasm get the best of her"... The letters are read by an actress who portrays Janis in the stage production. It's easy to forget that it isn't her...
Okay, sorry for rambling, but the word "Freedom" brought her to mind...You know..."Me & Bobby McGee" which she covered on her final album just days before her death. The words, written by Kris Kristofferson, are: "...freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose...."
In fact, that's one of the only trivial pursuit questions I ever knew without having to strain my brain! :)
So, on to this week's featured designer! As with Janis, I've been a fan of Lorelei Eurto since I came across her blog when I began on my happy little online beading journey!
AND, the reason I am so drawn to her work is similar as well. There is a rebellious streak in her work that, as much as I would LOVE to express in my own work, it just doesn't happen.
Lorelei uses many handmade beads as well as typical beads and findings, but always comes up with original, unique, slightly rebellious pieces! They are beautiful, quirky and fabulous all at the same time!
Thanks so much Lorelei for allowing me to share your work here today, I hope you know how much pleasure it brings me to sit in awe of your design style!! :)