Sunday, November 30, 2008

Goodbye November

I can't believe I am in bed writing this posting!! My stepdaughters were at our new house for the weekend, and they discovered my house can pick up the internet ...wifi I believe it is called...not plugged into the wall is what I call it, and damn miraculous!! I am just blown away. So I can lay in bed and write my blog. Wasn't there a famous author who never got out of bed???
The Davis Art Center Holiday show is coming up this weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so it is time to get ALL my pistons firing. AND, the St. Pius Holiday Bazaar in Redwood City is next Sunday as well, so my husband John will be at Davis on Sunday, and I will go to Redwood City for the one day show. Please know that he isn't a very big help with the jewelry, so it will me mostly self-serve when he is there. He does know how to write up a sale, but you can't be in a hurry, I hate to say. But it know it will all work. I committed to the Redwood City show before I knew if I was accepted into the Davis show, so there you go. It will all work out.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I am finally making glass!! I was pretty depressed for the past week or so, and I don't usually get depressed. There was nothing I could do to speed up the completion of the studio, and without the studio, I wasn't able to work, and multiple deadlines were looming. I wondered if there was a bad energy vibe underneath the new house, or if I was passing through a "life transition", or who knows what? But in reality, I was just depressed because I couldn't get to work! Yesterday, a friend came over with a big drill, and with one big new hole in the side of the building, I was able to get my tanks and the torch going, so I am finally making glass in an empty little room! Progress!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dry Dock

I feel like a boat sitting in a dry dock. I am out of the glass business right now, and it is weird. I have two messy studios, and neither one is working.
You can see the outside of the new studio in the picture to the right. The little deck isn't done yet, and I will paint the rail, but it isn't as cute as my old studio, but it is a little bigger.
On the inside, you can see the two glass stations I will have. Each one needs a ventilation system, so you can see those ready to install. I am excited about the two working heights. Sometimes my back can ache from sitting too long in one position, so now I can just switch to a different height and hopefully Keep On Going!!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fun at Orinda

Orinda was a great success. I also won a silent auction donation for "face work", but I am not sure what I will do. Botox???? One time maybe??? If I do, I will post pictures!!!
The felted jewelry was a hit at at Orinda. I have two left, both green I think. I thought they were fun, but I made them 3 or 4 years ago, and I just didn't think they fit into my line.
I came home expecting that the ventilation would be installed in my new studio, but no such luck. This is pretty much how this new studio thing has been going. I think I am two months behind on it. I am still too tired to think of what is next. I am just happy that Orinda was so much fun!

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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 if you like.