Beading is a meditation for me. I loves colors, textures and shapes, and I found I love beading even more than my other artistic outlet, watercolors. I traded a friend a massage for a beading lesson several years ago, as I am a licensed therapist, and it's the best trade I've ever done. I am never as relaxed as I am than while beading and designing, and it satisfies my need for creating beautiful things, with all the luscious colors and combinations that are possible. Infinite! It's a hobby that one can never stop learning for and from, and I am always grateful to my kind friend for imparting her knowledge to me. I am thrilled to find a website and forum from which to enjoy and learn from. Thank you , Interweave!