It's not everyday that PhotoSchmoozer can go off 'down the shore' with a good friend to discover and be gifted with Candy for the Eye! Yesterday was one of those special days and it was totally spectacular. I got a postcard for an Innovative Bead Show in West Atlantic City. Since it was mid-winter, blustery cold and time for something to bring light and warmth to our hearts, off we went!! We weren't the least bit disappointed. Driving East on the Black Horse Pike, we wondered what we might find. Since we are interested in making drums and quilts, there had to something for everyone!! We were not surprised as we walked into the room to the glitter and gleam of zillions of colors. The fact that the displays were arranged as they were and the fact that the lights at the exhibit sites shown directly on the beads - well, no surprise there either!! It was a feast for our eyes!! Karen and I started off together, but slowly drifted apart into worlds of our own exploration. I spent a long time with Priscilla who imports her wooden and paper beads and buttons from the Phillipines. Karen, on the other hand, spent a lot of time with the cutest little 'doomies' as she calls them - animals, flowers, and other shapes all of cloissoine from China. When we came together it was to show each other our discoveries and find more together - strings of beads for $1 or $2 - what deals!!
A gold bracelet (well gold colored beads NOT a gold bracelet) that we each chose independently - it could easily be cut apart to make designs. Finally, I went out to sit a spell while Karen finished and talked to a guy who was patiently waiting for his wife. We were talking about where to eat on the way home. It was an involved conversation with others around us as well. No decisions were made, but to end this story on a synchronistic note, we got out of the car at Red Lobster and there they were!! Our minds just drifted off in the same direction and ended up there!! Funny...just funny...and no need to go into raptures about those biscuits. For those who have eaten there, you know what I mean!!