About two years ago, I began making meditational prayer beads in response to the news of a best friend of over thirty years terminal cancer diagnosis. For me, it was active prayer. That is how "The Offering" series came into being. Donna McElroy transitioned this past January. Joseph McElroy, her husband is holding an ash scattering ceremony on Friday, September 5, 2014; their wedding day. The "Visionaries: Seers of the Soul" exhibition at Blue Door Gallery opens on Saturday, September 6, 2014. I have revisited this work. I have been wrapping it in preparation. I am experiencing a confluence of energies coming full circle. There is so much beauty.