Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Another year almost done!

Have a couple new beads I've made - some are already sold, some are going up on Etsy soon.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A couple things...

First of all, wow. How long has it been now? Nearly a month? Jeepers. How did I let that happen? Surely, I must have had something to say in all that time. Right? Probably. But did you want to hear it? Probably not. The glass world has not been a kind and gentle place lately. The glass message boards are abuzz with turmoil and just general yuckiness. Now, don't get me wrong, I love a good train wreck as much as the next Nosey Nelly. Truly, I do. I just like to keep my head down during times of strife....you know, so it doesn't get blown off. :) Curious about what I'm talking about? Check out Lampworketc.com and look for any thread in the Family Room with a bajillion posts. It's either going to be a great read with lots of love (like the thinking thread) or something that makes you want to wash your eyeballs off after reading. Anyhooooo...that is neither here nor there, really.

Ok, in other news, I have been chronically uninspired lately. When that happens I resort to the unspeakable. I copy. There, I said it. Most of the time I copy myself. I look at old photos of beads I made back in the early days and try to remake them, only better. This time, though, it was different. Even copying myself didn't pry me out of the funk. I had to do something drastic. I looked to Melanie Egan ( http://www.moonrakerbeads.com/ ) and Megan Ballarini ( http://www.glassbeadfairy.com/ ) for inspiration. I found the cutest aliens and had to make some for myself. Now, what to do with them?

Last weekend, I went and visited my buddy, Kimberly Lynn ( http://www.kimbeads.com/ ) for the weekend and she helped me put together a fantabulous bracelet. Seriously, I love this thing. It makes me happy on the inside. Check it out -

Isn't it the cutest thing you've ever seen?

Now, I hope you've been keeping up with http://www.cakewrecks.com/ and http://www.postsecret.blogspot.com/ because there has been some good stuff in both of those lately. But, wait! I have a new Web Jewel for you to visit! Set aside a few minutes and check out http://www.boxerjam.com/ for a whole slew of fun and smart puzzles and games. I have been playing Strike A Match since the beginning of inter-web time, I swear. They have a colorful and fun version of sudoku called Wasabi. Enjoy!