Friday, October 28, 2011

Project Accessory.

I know a lot of us have been waiting for this show. It's kind of right up our alley. I was wondering how it was going to be. Would it work? Well it sure does. I love to see the artists work though a project and how they come up with ideas. It's going to be nice to listen to the judges and see how they think. 
I think it's good to push the limits of  your abilities. Do you have the chops in the real world? 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ahh fall. I love it. It is my favorite time of year. Always has been. I got married in the fall. I really can't for the life of me understand how anyone can live where there are not four defined and distinctive seasons. I love to see the desert and I love the beach but not everyday. Although you could take St. Louis summers. I would love to summer in Wisconsin or Michigan, then come back home about mid Sept. A girl can dream.

I am playing around in the studio.
Just kind-of sitting down and not really having a bead in mind, just doing what ever comes to mind. I made this bead in class with Brad Pearson and really like it so I am making more. I find that taking time to just play leads to finding new ideas. I think everyone should do it. 

Lots of fun news. I have been asked to submit some beads to a project. I will let you know if it works out. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Yipee Dude! Bead and Button 2012.

Ok so I was bummed that the Chicago thing didn't work out, but good news, all three of my glass beadmaking classes were accepted for Bead and Button 2012. I am super excited and how that each one will fill. 
Bead and Button is such a great show. Lots of really great classes with teachers that are so good and talented. If you haven't been you should make the effort. 
Milwaukee is a beautiful city and the weather is heaven. It has been super hot and then other times just sunny and 80. Great restaurants, fun classes and the retail show has tons of great vendors. 
Hope to see you there.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bummer dude

I was all set to go the Chicago for a really cool art walk in a downtown neighborhood. I had tons of jewelry ready to go and dreaded hives popped up fast and furious. For the first time my tongue and throat got hives. It was just on one side but it was super scary. Long story I decided to stay home and be on the safe side.

On a good note I have tons of stuff to put in my Etsy store. I am slowly but surely getting it on there. A little bit each day. 
More stuff tomorrow!

Oh and guess what...yep The Walking Dead premiers tonight. Zombies watch out!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bead Table Wed.

Ha. I have seen all the beautiful spaces a lot of my fellow bead artist have. Beautifully appointed rooms where little treasures are artfully displayed, and projects carefully laid out. Someday I will carve out my space, but that's not today.
My Bead Table is my family room coffee table. All my stuff is scattered around the room with half done projects, and ideas of designs set to the side. I somehow like to work this way. It is better to have too much out than to little. Ideas come streaming into my head and I remember I have a spacer that would work perfect for this project, now I just have to find it. 
I will carve out my space, cause my husband is going to shoot me if I don't. It will probably take weeks to organize but it will happen. Once I get organized I stay that way, it's just getting there that is the battle.
Off to Chicago this weekend for my show!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Great Class, Great students

Sometimes I am floored by how lucky I am. I had Brad  Pearson teaching at my studio Third Degree Glass this weekend. The students were all at the stage where they could understand what Brad was teaching and then apply it to their work. Really great when a class just hits all the right notes and everything just works. 
I am excited to start making jewelry for my show in Chicago coming up soon. I am getting lots of great ideas. I will make sure to take pictures and share them with you all.