Monday, November 19, 2007

Field of Diamonds In The Sky


Finally. I have to roll my eyes, even at myself. This page was *supposed* to be easy to do (in my imagination, anyway) and it took forever. I'm getting faster at beading, but I'm still slow. The page looks pretty amateurish, but it turned out more or less looking like my vision.

During the month of August my mother was in the care center of her assisted living facility and was so unhappy that I went to visit her each week. Occasionally I came back into the Palouse (the area of Eastern Washington where I live) after dark and while I was driving through the wheat fields at night the Johnny Cash song, "Field of Diamonds In the Sky" kept going through my mind.

Field of diamonds in the sky, like the night you pass me by.
I could touch you if I tried, fields of diamonds in the sky.
Am I just a star in some crown?
Or someone's life sun going down, down, down?

To live in the Palouse (with wheat fields and rolling hills going for miles, whichever way you look) you have to appreciate the area for what it is. I find it beautiful and dramatic.

10 comments:

abeadlady said...

It's lovely, Barb. It says just what you wanted it to say.
Arline

freebird said...

Turned out very nice and it looks like you had a lot of beading to do for this page. I'm glad it matched the vision you had of it; that's always a plus!

KV said...

Your night sky reminds me of a Van Gogh piece and I think it is wonderful. Haven't heard that song in years, but your beaded page sure started it buzzing around in my head!

Kathy V in NM

Hélène H said...

It's really nice - it looks fresh to me, not amateurish :o)

beadbabe49 said...

Looks good to me too, and I really like your color combination here!

Kiwi Ellen said...

I think it's perfect Barb & having been out your way, I can relate to the hills of wheat, you got it just right!

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artandtea said...

This looks great! I get a feeling of a profound majestic depth from the wide open fields under the starry night sky.
-Karen

Grace said...

I think it's beautiful! I'm not sure how I've missed your blog until now. I'm so glad I found it today. I'm off to look at the rest of it.

BD said...

It is absolutely wonderful! I love it.