We interrupt our regularly scheduled cruise blog posts to let you know about a wonderful blog hop. Now, I'm usually one for avoiding these things, as most involve leaving multiple comments, searching for clues and otherwise jumping through hoops. This one is the exception, for it not only honors my good friend Sherry, who as the logo announces, is most definitely kicking cancer's ass, but is also simple to navigate and will lead you to some awesome art.
I met Sherry on last year's cruise and sure did miss her this year. But she was home in California, healing from her recent double mastectomy, and just got the GREAT news that she will not have to undergo chemo or radiation therapy. YEA, Sherry!!!
While I was cruising, Linda (of Compendium of Curiosities Challenge fame) organized a Warrior Woman blog hop, not just in Sherry's honor, but also to remind us all to self examine and get that dreaded but necessary yearly mammography.
I had mine just days before I left, and returned home to the wonderful news that the results were negative.
Click on the logo to be taken to Linda's blog and find out more about this hop and the other bloggers who are participating. There are just a few and their creations are amazing, so I urge you to visit. Yes, there is blog candy to be had, but also an important message and some really good art.
If you decide to create something as well there is a flickr page to upload your piece, so you don't even need to be a blogger to participate.
For Sherry, I made this Warrior Woman doll. It started out in life as an unfinished wood piece, and I hope Sherry likes it.
(the flower was made from tissue tape with a technique I just learned from Tim on the cruise)
(right above it, the apron was made from half a rosette, which I also learned to love on the cruise)
(the face is an Invoke Arts stamp; her "hair" is part of a rosette cut from Ten Seconds Studio metal; the wings I found on ebay; the pink necklaces seed beads I had in my stash; the fabric around this warrior's waist is from the bag of fabric strips I acquired on the cruise)