Absolutely no beads were used or harmed in this project. Thirty-three members of the AHAforum wanted to make an anthology of their work and we did it! The book did cut into my beading time on a few occasions so I am especially delighted to have this done. Since this is my brag-spot blogspot I can say out loud how marvelous I find the cover. That is the work of my hands. About 15 years ago I was on a roll with this kind of painting. When the guy who was supposed to do the cover pancaked on me (well he did offer a design with three big sperm on the cover and refused to remove them) I dug into the old files and found this unused painting. I loved finding the whimsical characters drawn in among the muck.