I live in Red Deer Alberta, Canada and was bitten by the beading bug a couple of years ago. My husband and I will soon both be retired and yes, my beading goes with me. We love to travel and I find a lot of inspiration comes from mother nature herself.The Grizzly bear we meet on a trail only inspired a lot of rapid movement, but I guess he was kind of pretty, in a brownish, silvery kind of way.I wasn’t looking too closely at the time.I have three grown children and have been a nurse for over 30 years. I have rheumatiod arthritis and beading helps me to keep my hands flexible. I absolutely love this site and the quality of the beads. I have never been disapointed.