This post is dedicated to my my fellow servicemembers who are doing the good work for America and its Allies...especially Curt and the rest of the PRT in Panjshir. :)
With Afghanistan on my mind most days, this is my lapis and lion piece that I designed with Curt in mind. I picked up the lion beady from Artybecca who posted a few more feline pics the other day. Plus, the color inspiration for mixing the smokey quartz with the rich blue Afghan lapis came from Cindy Gimbrone who had a great post on Monday featuring that color combo.
Here's a recent photo from Panjshir...
(Left to right) Mohammad "Marshal" Qasim Fahim, Afghanistan first vice president; James DeHart, U.S. Department of State and Provincial Reconstruction Team Panjshir director; Khalid Siddiqi, PRT Panjshir political advisor; and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Curtis Velasquez, PRT Panjshir commander, talk during a May 20 meeting at Fahim's home in the Khenj District.
You can read more about this meeting and tons of other things happening in Afghanistan and around the world at the DVIDS website.
I'm not the only one with my mind on the comings and goings of folks in Afghanistan. Over on Summers Studio blog, you'll hear the love and concern of a mom whose son is in the Kunar Province.
Many thanks for your prayers, good wishes, and support.