Monday, May 12, 2008

I'm a Fossil

Fifty. How did I get to be fifty? It seems only yesterday that I was in my twenties, or at least, thirty-something. I didn't notice the changes as they happened; it still startles me sometimes to catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror. That's not what I look like! I'm so much younger than that.

But there it is: In ten days, I'll be fifty.

Half a century behind me. If genetics hold true, I have a good chance of seeing another half-century. But even if I'm past the half-way mark, it's been a good run. I've seen, done, and learned a lot in the past fifty years. And, God-willing, I'll have a lot more to learn, see, and do in the next fifty.

This necklace is my birthday present to me.

© 2008 Cynthia Newcomer Daniel

Ammonite, gold-filled, seed beads, vintage bugle beads, keishi pearls. Hand fabricated.


Anonymous said...

Great post

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday - you are right it goes so fast - wishing you many more wonderful years. I have been enjoying you blog for sometime and am amazed at the beauty you create. How do you stay so focused and complete so many pieces?

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

Thank you! I enjoy making things; I find it relaxing and enjoyable. If I could, I'd spend even more time at it!

Pat de Verre said...

Bonjour Cindy,
You became a great seed beader...I love the way you take...Thins one is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations for your last works.

Glass and Splinters said...

Wow Cindy, I didn't know you were doing these beautiful pieces, I absolutely love this piece! I hope you had a wonderful birthday, 50's a bit of a shock isn't it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your post!

I really like this, it's a great idea for the cab, it's truly unique!