Because I’m always searching for ways to entertain you, it occurred to me to try a series that was a favorite in blogland several years ago, called: “ABC-Along”.
The idea is to periodically have a post that corresponds with a letter, in alphabetical order.
So, as you’ve guessed by now, today is: A. 😉
If you have been visiting here for a while, I’m sure you’ve noticed my banner/logo (above) and also my Avatar. But did you know that it was Sir Beads who designed them?
When I was setting up my website, and deciding on a name for my business, I chose a “fairy tale” theme as a way to tell our story.
Although he’s much too modest to admit it, Sir Beads has a real talent for art, so I asked him if he could draw a fairy for me . . .
Here’s an early prototype sketch:
And here’s a version getting close to the final design:
I think he figured that was all I wanted (LOL). But, oh no!
Next, I asked for the banner shown at the top of this page. In keeping with the fairy tale theme, you can see that the little fairy is sitting on a glass slipper filled with beads.
Here’s our original “glass slipper” – a photo, also by Sir Beads, which I currently use for my website bead store.
Eventually, I requested the Avatar and since then he’s done my business cards, blog buttons, labels, etc.
I’m so very proud of his work and it’s fun to have something unique!
Of course, the price was right, too. 😉