Friday, April 30, 2010

Saratoga Rotary Art Show This Sunday

The title says it all! For my booth, #558, take the main entrance into the campus off of Fruitdale, (or is it Fruitvale?) turn left on College Circle ( the first place you must make a turning decision ) and turn immediately into the lot on your left to park, if you can. My booth is on the nearest walkway from this lot, very close to the parking lot. The Rotary is ususally there on the corner of the lot and the walkway, selling water or something, but this can change from year to year. They give out fabulous programs, so that too will have a map.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Beautiful California

What incredible weather last weekend! The crowds were out enjoying the Art Show, and the warm temperatures.
This coming Sunday is the Saratoga Rotary's Art Show at West Valley Community College. This is Sunday only, and the shows starts bright and early at 9:00 a.m.
Hope you can make it. I am working furiously on orders from the last shows, and hope to have some new things for Saratoga.
See you there!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

If it's not fun, what's the point?

Handmade glass beads ( handmade by me of course) sterling silver and fun stones combine for a truly unique, statement piece. You can't hide in the back of the room wearing this necklace. You will be seen.
I will be showing my work downtown Walnut Creek this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Click on the link for a map to my location. Click on the newsletter link to receive my show schedule via email.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Get Show Announcements on Email

Hey there's a new gadget to the right. Add your email to receive show notices. Love this!! I am going to quit sending the snail mail postcards, except perhaps once a year or so. This email is effective, and less time consuming, and I don't send them out to you unless there is a show. I really hate it when I sign up for email from a company I really are interested in, only to realize they are going to send email everyday! That's just too much.

Blog Fairies

It looks like the Blog Fairies were out. When I open this blog now, all the text is SO large??? I didn't do this. Is it my computer? Or,was it the mysterious Computer Fairies that came in the night and changed everything I know how to do?
Or, most likely of all, did I hit a button somewhere that made this happen? Is it just my computer, or everybodys?
These are the new questions of the age, or is it really the questions of the aged?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

And The Electricity at Belmont Story Goes On...

I had put a lot of time and effort into getting the electrical access at the Belmont show...I will spare you all the details. The last post was the result of going to the location the night before the show to check the power outlet. Then, I wi-fied to my blog that I did indeed have the power that I told 100's of my customers about. So, it looked like all the previous steps paid off, and the power was a GO.
The Friday morning of the show, I was setting up and a maintenence man noticed my electrical cords, came over to me and told me I didn't have power. Oh yes I did, I told him, I checked it. No I didn't, he said. Yes I did, I repeated. I checked several times, and tried it last night. No I didn't he REPEATED. He has worked there 7 years, and to believe him when he said I didn't have power. The outlet only worked AT NIGHT..................
I laughed so hard, and cried at the same time for about three minutes. The man must have thought I lost my mind.
But the universe was with me on this one. The man's boss wasn't there that day, and he utterly devoted an hour of his day to hook up power for me.
What is the moral of this tale?? It seems to me that our best and most persistent efforts in life really are a crap shoot, and without helpful people our efforts can be lost. Helpful people, and a lot of luck.

About Me

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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.