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A Journey...

...Although this journey was less than a year, it was one that will be another chapter in my life story.  I am and will remain a proud member of Beads-of-Clay, but will no longer be able to interview designers who create with clay.  The reason being, which so many people can identify with, is that I just don't have those extra hours in the week to devote to this. 

As a full-time teacher and part-time ceramic bead maker and recently the Nonnie of a third grandchild, I have had to prioritize the time I do have. One of the things that I think I will miss the most is getting to know so many jewelry designers that I did not have a connection with prior to interviewing them.  I was fortunate to meet some wonderful people and equally as fortunate to be able to share them each Sunday with the Beads-of-Clay readers.  Thank-you to those of you who are avid readers of this group blog and especially to those who commented regularly letting us know you were reading.  I look forward to taking part in the future challenges, giveaways, etc. put on by the members of Beads-of-Clay.    Until then, MaryAnn Carroll

12 comments:

  1. MaryAnn I am so grateful for all the wonderful posts you did for the Beads-of-Clay Blog and your enthusiasm for this group. Your posts will be greatly missed. But we fully understand about time and prioritizing. We are so happy to have had all that time you did give to BOC. We will keep in touch.

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  2. Thank you Mary Ann for your time and contributions to BOC. I too learned about many jewelry artists through your posts. Always looking forward to read Sunday morning while having coffee. Enjoy your time with that cute baby. Thank you.

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  3. Thanks! I'm working on not acting like Super Woman! It gets me in trouble sometimes ;o)

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  4. MaryAnn,i've enjoyed reading your posts on BOC, will miss your input..have fun with the new baby

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  5. Well Mary Ann - I just have to say although I haven't posted comments that much, I've always enjoyed your B-O-C interviews and the positive and personal touch you always add to make them interesting and special. Big Congrats on your new very cute grandbaby. :)

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  6. Wonderful sharing MaryAnn! Thank you for so much input here! BOC is more than a family of kindred souls in clay! I'm a quiet poster here too (need to work on that!, but so enjoy reading & learning of many creative artisans out there! You have given BOC much light! Enjoy where your path takes you. Blessings & Congrats on your beautiful grandchild (future clay artisan?) hugs

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  7. MaryAnn, I too have been lurking in the background, not posting comments much but I have thoroughly enjoyed your posts and learning about new artists. Thanks for your support of BoC and good luck!!

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  8. MaryAnn, I have loved each one of your interviews. I certainly understand having to limit activities. You're a wise woman to know when to put the brakes on!

    Enjoy that baby!

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  9. I am another one that enjoyed the interviews you did so much! Thank you. Blessings to you and yours!

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  10. MaryAnn, thanks for the time you spent. I know how hard it is...I once spent ALL of Sat morn and into the afternoon on one of my posts...I work full time too, and that spare time is precious!
    I hope you got your prize pendant by now.
    Sharleen

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  11. Thanks everyone! I'm looking forward to reading the future posts that Beads-of-Clay has to offer!

    Sharleen....I did get the gorgeous winning pendant! Emailing you has been on my "to do" list! I love it!!! Thanks!

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  12. Many thanks for your hard work and time committed here. You're kind contribution has made this blog truly outstanding and will be missed!

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