Sick but Hopeful

HopeEven though I have spent the week feeling pretty bad, I still managed a few new designs for bangles.  Our plans were to head to Memphis, Tennessee today but that will not be happening.  Fever and feeling much worse, so I am just resting and drinking Pom Wonderful juice.  My daughter had a friend recommend it to her a few years ago and she feels that it helps to ease symptoms right away. We shall see!  If I feel better tomorrow, we will travel!

Here are a few of the beauties made especially for this show.  The HOPE is a wide 2 inch bangle and I think it may be my new favorite.  Believe is also new and on a 2 inch iridescent bangle.

Believe

Believe

Embrace Grace is an original design.  This “Grace” bangle is a smaller width of 1.5 inches.  Very simple and sweet.

Grace.

Grace.

These are all custom requests.  The first has Faith, Hope and Love.  The second has Philippians 4:13.

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AJ Anderson Designs has a new blog and website!

I am really excited to have my own space to blog and share my “all things creative” as well as, some things I have learned about healing the mind, body and soul.  I have an advanced degree in clinical counseling and have spent many years working in the mental health community.  It was not until I had the opportunity to enter private practice that I realized hurting people need much more than a brief visit with a doctor in an office.  The hurt encompasses the whole person as well as their family and/or those that are close to them.  Full healing occurs when the body, mind and spirit are in positive synchronicity.  The truly enjoyable part of the process for me has always been assisting folks in locating their creative outlets.

It has been through this work that I have both lost and found myself.  I am hopeful that this new adventure will be a source to share some lessons I have learned along this journey.  A place to share growth, a place to share creativity and a place to share faith would be optimal but I am sure there will be times where all of those fall short.