About The Project
SHOWING MY APPRECIATION THROUGH THE UNIQUE ARTISTRY OF BEADED TAPESTRIES
Honoring those who served in the military. Respecting those who currently serve. Never letting a day go by without reminding myself that the very good life I live is built upon the bravery of many who did not get the same chance.
Faded 1940’s photographs of uniformed men and women … just one second captured in time. It was a tense and disturbing time in our history that moves farther away in our collective memories every year that passes. Maybe some would like to forget, but I’d like to remember, if only to say "Thank you”.
My way of saying thanks is different than most. I find expression through my artwork as a Bead artist. By creating beaded tapestries of real people who served in the military, with every bead I pick up on my needle I express my personal thanks. I capture that moment in time in a format that I hope makes people pause, and maybe reflect and discuss what they think. That’s what the Thankful Generations project is intended to do.
I'm hoping this project will promote new dialogue across generations, and most urgently with the generation of brave men and women who participated in the Second World War. So many WWII veterans are now in their 90's, and I feel compelled to do this project before their collective voices are lost forever. Nearly every day I read an article about the passing of yet another WWII veteran. Will you help me say thanks by passing this message along?
I learned long ago that to create great art, top quality tools are a must - that's why all of my tapestry patterns are created using BeadTool software and my tapestries are created on MIRRIX looms!