with gilded gloves, gilded purse, gilded jacket trim, and gilded hair, do you think that gilding your front teeth is going that extra mile or going a mile too far? If you can't see image clearly, click on photo for larger image.
Yes! Life does sparkle and shimmer and glimmer and gleam! And I love it! Whether I'm making art, working with fabric, paper, ink and vintage findings - or working on a theatre piece - or sewing like an ecstatic dervish on a new art quilt - I'm always attracted to what shimmers just out of sight...the ghosts of sparkle and the rich dignity of decayed splendor.