Friday, July 19, 2013

All Gears and Gaskets Working

All my gaskets and gears are working.

Some are rusty. 
Some take a little extra "oomph" to turn.
Some won't turn on certain days 
(but nothing a little WD40 won't fix, right?)

I'm pushing.
I'm working.
I'm resting.
I'm living.

Don't let your rusty gears and gaskets
get in the way 
of living your life.

We don't turn on all the faucets  
at the same time in our house, do we?

It's all going to be fine.

(powered by pie)

Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack.  Visit her shops by clicking here.  She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party®   and author of the book Bead Soup.


  1. Oh this is just plain excellent..

  2. So great to know that your gears are working. I have a few that are rusty....but I use a little God Oil and slowly creak So glad to know you are better!! Just don't push to hurts to fall..Many prayers your way!


  3. Oh, YES!! Believe it. I sure do (though there are days when I think I must be delusional!). Sending love, hugs and prayers your way.

  4. This is such a lovely post... simple and uplifting and lovely. It is, indeed, going to be fine. Praying for you--glad that your gears are turning! :)

  5. Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better. I'm all creaky and rusty too, so I can relate to what you are saying. Stay positive and pamper yourself. Take care. karen

  6. I think I can, I think I can...

  7. Wonderful Lori!!! Glad you are moving around!! Glad you are getting better!!! Love u!

  8. Hugs and smiles to you, gorgeous Lori!

  9. Three cheers for working gears!!! <3

  10. What a great post and a wonderful was of looking at the rusty parts!

  11. Lori, I love the steampunk concept relating to your life.

  12. Thank you so much for this blog hop. I am having such fun this Saturday morning drinking my coffee and looking at the beautiful things people have made. Also, I'm learning about a few new-to-me bead artists (hello Makustudio!). I LOVE your necklaces, both the designs and meanings. Thanks again!

  13. Ooooh, some of my favorite artists! (I just got three new Maku pieces in the mail last week. Squee!) Love what you did with the heart, and the symbolism you found.

    Loving this blog hop, Lori. So cool to see everyone's stashes!


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