I haven’t mentioned much about homeschooling in awhile. I guess I would need to post more often in order to do that. Here we are in our second year of homeschooling in town. We have just finished up a few group activities and are getting ready to start some new. This is a great time […]
Figuring out a new phone. I bought the new Samsung Galaxy S5. I was an iPhone person for many, many years and learning the android system has been an interesting challenge. I’m loving some of the freedom. I get caught on the interface when I’m in a hurry. Sometimes I get frustrated. But I […]
When a friend of mine announced her engagement a few months ago, I offered my services as a photographer.
I made some ‘prototype’ vintage tin earrings that dangle a bit.
the 8th Bead soup mix…my partner and our soups!
A friend contacted me about going to the Spring Indianapolis Bead, Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show. It was a last minute trip and I jumped at the chance to go. We brought Alexander and her youngest son on our adventure, too.We made a day of it and had a blast. I scored some great goodies. […]
Just a summary of some of the fun stuff I’ve been up to this month.
If you happened to try and come to my blog over the past two days you probably noticed that it was gone. Actually, the blog was there it’s just that the content – or database specifically – was not. One moment it was there, I posted, the next day it was all gone. I tried […]
Okay, maybe it’s not the same as it was years ago. Back when I memorialized every sneeze and smile that came out of the boys’ faces. Long ago I gave up on keeping track of what we do. Then it dawned on me that I’m missing out on a lot. We do so much fun […]
I signed up for Bead Soup again this year. I’ve been digging through the stash in anticipation and ended up throwing this quick necklace together while I was at it. It reminds me of warm, sunny days. The pendant is made from a vintage tin using the tutorial from Pipnmolly. This one is two sided […]
Pete Seeger had an innocence about him. Like all the crap from the world never got in. Being around him had that effect. You had a strong sense of what really mattered.
January is one of those epic months that seems to last longer than necessary. August is that way, too. But January, ugh. Yet another freezing cold windy day to look forward to. I have been keeping myself busy. Reading a lot of historical fiction by Susanna Kearsley. I’m on my forth book by her in […]
There’s been a marked shift in my interests lately. I have no desire to multitask. No interest in go, go, go. I want my down time to be just that. Down time. So I’m off the facebook for now. Too much of nothing on there. I’m not online a lot any more. I do what […]
We took off to the Gulf for Thanksgiving and had an amazing time.
I get so exhausted and there’s still just not enough time to do everything I want to do and need to do. Sigh.
Here’s a quick pic of a deer head I cast from a plastic toy. I added the antlers from soldered wire. Cool, eh? That’s an old dime for scale. I can see so many possibilities with this process.
I spent the weekend at an enameling workshop given by Jessica Calderwood, a phenomenal enamel artists. The topic was vitreous enamel. I will preface this post with the knowledge that I have never really tried enameling before. I own all the basic supplies, including a propane torch. I have, on two occasions, attempted to enamel […]
I’m too busy playing the ukulele to blog.
For the first time in forever I’m hanging out in my studio space. I’m coming out of one of my epic muse-free periods. I’m so glad it’s over. My tools and goodies are like long lost friends I’ve missed so much! I’ve decided to enter Hatch again this year. Though I don’t think I’ll go […]
I’ve been thinking about change. Change in the seasons, sure. But changes in life, too.