Tuesday, September 23, 2008

No Photos Yet

I have some new work, and no photos. All photo equipment is still boxed up, as is most of my house. I am here at the old, empty house, cleaning and making beads for the Walnut Creek show. I knew it would be confusing, some things here, some there. But I am dismayed that RIGHT OFF THE BAT.... my mailing labels are still packed up in the new house, and I am here in the old house needing to get my mailing out for the upcoming show.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Where I am

I'm sorry I don't have any pictures of the new work I have done for the Palo Alto show tomorrow. The photography equipment is still boxed up., and I don't even know yet where it is going to live. I am sitting in a sea of boxes right now, and I am just so grateful for this little laptop that didn't need boxed up!!! I need to at least get a snap shot for my records!
I am so looking forward to Palo Alto. It will seem a return to sanity, after weeks of dealing with the move....and that was just the house move! I will still be working at my old studio ( which is an hour away) and sleeping in the old empty house until my new studio is ready. With all the glitches, it is hard to say when that will be. But it feels like we have crested the summit, and while not easy, at least the hardest part is over.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Too Pooped to Post

But I am posting...it is so much easier than packing another box. Sigh.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Too Important

I love Thomas Friedman. I didn't want to use my blog for political purposes, but this article is just too important not to share. This election is too important.


Thanks Fun Girls. I won't do this often

Moving House and Studio

I am posting pretty irradically right now. Our move is scheduled for next Thursday, and we are packing, and making small trips down to the new house.
There has been hold ups with my new studio. I bought a 20' x 8' construction office trailor, and it has proved much more difficult and expensive to get it hooked up than I had ever thought, but I won't go into all those boring details now. Let me say, that I decided to do it "legally", so all the codes have to be met, and we need to burrow under a lot of BOULDERS to meet the electrical codes. So that is where I am at.
I am going to live in the old house with my old studio until the new one is up and going. John, and the furniture will all move to the new house. This will be strange, but I can't move until I have a place to work.
I have some orders shipping tomorrow. If you are waiting on something, it will go out tomorrow!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

New House

I don't know if I have written about the house here. I think I may have mentioned the escrow, which seemed to go on forever, but I never mentioned we finally closed on the house. I may have a picture to upload, but it doesn't photograph well. The house sits midhill, and the half acre or so below is a big field with live oak trees....very California, yet the view and the rocks are reminisenct of Arizona, where I first took metalsmithing classes in the late 90's. The house sits on a small piece of the acre, and is surrounded by "mature" landscaping, a real estate term I learned that means big trees/and or bushes. And it is a good thing they are big, or they would have died. With no rain this year, and the house empty for 6 months, a lot of things died. I really need to thank the listing broker, who sent her son to the house to do some watering, or everything would be dead. What a nice thing to do!!
I will look for a picture now.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Little Breather

I just took the day off, except of course for updating mailing lists, and easily accomplished paperwork. We are getting ready for the move in a few weeks, so I did pack a box or two.
Tomorrow I will get back to work. If you are waiting for something from me, it will be there next week!!!

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Calaveras County, California, United States
I love the stones and pearls, and the magic that happens when I combine them, and then again combined with the glass I make. You can find me at an Art show somewhere in Northern California most weekends during the spring and summer. Email me at FUNGIRLSJEWELRY@Gmail.com if you like.