Thursday, October 09, 2008

Art 4 Art Swap

I got a great package in the art for art swap from Lou Mc Cullock! Thanks Lou!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I got wonderful art IN a CARTon!
Great art from Susan in to finish my 3 cartons in process!
Thank you SUSAN!

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Its been raining for 2 days here, but I feel bad for enjoying it with Ike hitting down south.

Saturday, July 05, 2008


I did join Art-in-a-carton a few weeks back...more about it here. I need one more carton to prep and have tons of ideas to fill them with!
As of today, there was still room to join.

Happy July 5th

I slept through the that ok? Not very patriotic of me, but now I seem to feel better. More soon!
Good Link:
Virtual Shoe Museum

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Uncomfortably Numb

I just got back from the dentist after a filling and my face is sliding off my skull numb. He gave me extra shots this time because last time I felt it & this was a redo filling (it cracked from jaw grinding). I always think of Bill Cosby's dentist routine at this point... numba, my lipa is numba...i smell smoke-ub....
Nothing real creative this weekend...more soon!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tall Latte

At the local Starbucks getting jiggy with the latte.
So I'm in GR trying to find someone to babysit me while I do ear candles and don't burn my hair...but I have an idea! I'm gonna wrap my head in tin foil! I can't hear out of my left ear and my right ear is starting to congest up. If I keep a tub full of water nearby...yeah!
Wish me luck!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Some Goodies...

My normal working surface is this awesome vintage cat tray with velox over it...gee, you can't see the awesome cat! I finally finished that bracelet that's on the tray (ran out of beads, the bead store sold out of them too..)

This necklace is an idea I've had for a LONG time. Sterling chain, wire with a faceted smoky quartz bead. It doesn't hang as well as I'd like, but it still makes me smile.
The drawing is in one of my previous posts...

Sunday, June 08, 2008


this week was the company shoot out/golf outing/charity event. it wore me out. i haven't been on line, beaded, exercised or anything. i'm trying to recover. i logged 16hrs on thursday as i was taking pictures of everything. hopefully i'll post something soon...

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Mastering Beadwork

Got this book & I LOVE IT!! Lot's of future projects!! Organized my collection this weekend as I'll be getting a Firemountain order tomorrow. Need to prepare for a crazy week coming up...shootout, 2 photoshoots, golf outing, AUGH! Would rather make stuff.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Purr for humans

A fabulous weekend! Got to see friends, family and played lots! Even hit a flea market this morning! I just showered and am lounging with Merlin the cat. purr.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Flame Workin'

Finally got the flame started this weekend...trying to make more "sets" and not just single orphan beads. Unfortunately the picture doesn't show the yumminess of the colors.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Where I is.


And I can go home. Yeah, I'm home sick. I miss my hubby, my cats, my kazoo people, etc.
OK enough whinin'! I have drawings of my next creations...


...are getting me down. I'm eagerly waiting for the holiday weekend to sleep and make some lamp work beads...we'll see! Oh, also have to learn about kayaking for a photo shoot on Tuesday. I don't want it to look like dorks in boats.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Beading Outta Control!

I found this wonderful pattern for free at this site
and now I'm making one in every coming soon.
These beading projects really work for me since I live in 2 homes, but I'm hoping on etching metal this afternoon with muriatic acid at my "real" home. My master plan is to incorporate these etched pieces into bead designs. Etching instructions here (awesome site for other weird stuff too!) This method seems a touch more environmentally friendly than the PCB etchant, but still scary.
Also got my cameras ready for shooting...2 Diana's, 4 polaroids, couple 35mm...hope to get some images this week in Grand Rapids. Hoping to get some images suitable for resin casting. Another tangent!
I've gotta pack the car...its full of work stuff (full day photoshoot from Friday)but I need to play "car tetris" and fit all my stuff for the next week in there too.