((Feel free to skip the tl;dr bullshit and go right to the pretty. I won’t blame ya.))

Dreams are a bit of a… slippery subject for me, to be honest. I’ve struggled with self-esteem issues all my life, and am still struggling with them now. I will probably be struggling with them all my life.

Every time I have reached out for my dreams, I have failed. Sometimes a little harder than other times. It just seems that whatever I do is never good enough, and I’ll never go anywhere. It’s easy to wonder ‘why me’ and go down that slippery slope, so I try to do my best not to go there at all.

I think my dreams right now are simple – I want to be happy. Yet that seems just as unattainable as the rest of them. Maybe one day I’ll get there.


This piece came about really quickly and basically on it’s own. The cameo was tinted from blue to purple with the help of Lisa’s lovely color me this line, allowing me to tint the cameo without losing too much details or staining the white. The cameo is also a reference to my mother, who has left us seven years ago now. She loved cameos very much. The bead I have gotten as part of the blog hop sits nestled safely in it’s little frame, surrounded by flowers. I think that’s what I want. I want to feel safe, surrounded by things that I love.

The frame and the back plate was first darkened then built up in a very subtle patina. It’s a hard to see on the photo, but in real life it’s quite visible.

The leaves are brass stampings that I painted with lumiere paints then sealed. And the flowers, as easily seen here, are inverted bead caps with the inside painted, wired with spectra glass beads. I’ve always thought these little bead caps looked like flowers. I think I’ve used them more as flowers than as their actual purpose !
This piece is also my entry for B’Sue April challenge, a pop of color. So don’t get confused if you see it floating around a bit !
Thanks for visiting me. Please go take a look at everyone else as well~
Honorary Artist: Patricia Handschuh
Patricia’s blog:            The Color of Dreams        
Patricias Etsy:             The Color of Dreams

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