If you are a maker ...

... you are fully aware that you cannot make things do what they don't want to do, right? Especially when it involves a very stubborn buffalo! I guess I forgot for a minute exactly what I was dealing with but was quickly reminded, he let me know that he wanted nothing to do with the very pretty and very last piece of turquoise deerskin in my possession ... maybe he thought it was too girly but it was going to be my bag so it seemed perfect, to me. He had other ideas, like a rough and tumble bag, one I had to cobble all together from small pieces at the very bottom of the basket.

But you know, he was right. He seems at home here and we'll see how he acts in public when we go out later ... but not today, it's cold, blowy and white! I'll get back to some beading for now.
Hope you are working on projects that make you happy.

6 comments:

  1. This photo makes my heart sing! That buffalo, scrappy and still surviving, just like the leather bits that made up this bag...that buffalo popping against that brown patch that is shaped like her back...that buffalo allowing you to create beauty all around her and with her, but under her terms because she is a force of nature...that buffalo and you...perfect beyond my imagination!

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  2. Ha-ha! Thank you for the laughs, Susan. Such a beautiful rustic piece.

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  3. That buffalo has no idea who he's dealing with! Ha! Great post!!❤️

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  4. what a strong little bag and stubborn buffalo! he looks perfect - center stage -framed by the darker leather. This one will be as show stopper

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  5. Never ignore bison wisdom! He's such a handsome guy, and his new home is so lovely. Beautiful work, Susan.

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