In the Pink...for Lori Anderson the Bead Soup Queen

Lori, you are wonderful, witty and wise!  Thanks for all you do to bring a great bunch of creatives together accross the globe!!!

The Starfish poem is a great example of how you live and lead!!! Hugs and pie:-)

“While wandering a deserted beach at dawn, stagnant in my work, I saw a man in the distance bending and throwing as he walked the endless stretch toward me. As he came near, I could see that he was throwing starfish, abandoned on the sand by the tide, back into the sea. When he was close enough I asked him why he was working so hard at this strange task. He said that the sun would dry the starfish and they would die. I said to him that I thought he was foolish. there were thousands of starfish on miles and miles of beach. One man alone could never make a difference. He smiled as he picked up the next starfish. Hurling it far into the sea he said, "It makes a difference for this one." I abandoned my writing and spent the morning throwing starfish.”

― Loren Eiseley

And for all you who are reading this and want to see how much we love Lori.. here is the blog roll:

Gail Vanderster-Zwang http://angelmoose.blogspot.com Lea Avroch http://lajewelrydesign.blogspot.com Leslie Wayment  http://www.aabeadsonline.com/blog Kelley Katherine Hagerty-Fogle  http://www.mylifeonebeadatatime.blogspot.com Sheila Davis http://www.stonedesignsbysheila.blogspot.com Amanda Effron http://craft-o-licious.blogspot.com ‎Solange Collin  http://www.blog.ahowinjewelry.com Jennifer Chasalow VanBenschoten   http://www.vanbeads.blogspot.com Isolina Perez  http://IsolinaPerez.blogspot.com Toltec Jewels www.JewelSchoolFriends.com Sherri Stokey  http://www.knotjustmacrame.com Mary Howell Govaars  http://mlhjewelrydesigns.com Bee Kuhlman http://mixedmayhemstudios.blogspot.com Lynnea Perry Bennett   http://designsbylynnea.blogspot.com Alicia Marinache  http://www.allprettythings.ca Heather Otto http://www.thecrafthopper.com Kimberly Flood  http://www.goddessesandbeads.blogspot.com Courtney White Breul http://beadsbybreul.blogspot.com Lisa Liddy  http://lisaliddy.wordpress.com Marlene Cupo http://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.com Marianne Baxter  http://www.simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com Mária Horváth   http://horimarikabeads.blogspot.hu Andrea Beth Trank www.heavenlanecreations.com Heidi Mansfield Kingman  http://mybeadtherapy.blogspot.com Emoke Schmidt  http://emoke1.blogspot.com Sandra MrtzDiaz www.petaloazuljewelry.blogspot.com Lupe Meter  http://gesmpccorner.blogspot.com Tanya Boden http://fusionmusebangkok.blogspot.com Ambra Chicandfrog http://chicandfrog.wordpress.com Kumi Fisher http://maliekaidesigns.blogspot.com Sandra Young  http://blog.gypsyroadbeads.ca Sandi Marinaro Volpe  http://www.sandivolpe.com Gretchen Nation  http://www.artfoodlodging.blogspot.com Mimi Gardner  http://www.othercuriosities.blogspot.com Marian Hertzog http://mhertzog-msplace.blogspot.com Sonya Ingersoll-Stille http://dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com Terry Matuszyk   http://pinkchapeau.wordpress.com Audrey Belangér  http://esperianterra.blogspot.com Sandra McGriff http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.com Shelley Graham Turner http://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com Sally Bohner Anderson Mowse Doyle Judy Daly Reganti Brenda Lee Sigafoos