Thursday, March 29, 2012

Gayle Rooney

Don't we miss Andy Rooney, the commentator who bitched and moaned his way through life in the last 5 minutes of 60 Minutes?
I always liked him, and agreed with him a lot. I wish he were alive, and I wish he had a small business and I wish he had to deal with all this social networking nightmare reality. It started pretty slowly a number of years ago. I remember when "we" ( meaning everyone with something to gain or lose by the emergence of the great Internet) were told to begin an email address database. Well, OK. Finally got that, got that it had to be done, and for the most part, it is great. Then a website. More time. More money. More maintenance.
I paid $500 for a class to develop my art-based business, and after that investment, I pretty much had to do one thing they told me to do, so I began this blog. I didn't want to do it, but I enjoy it much more than I thought I would. I am sure if I was a dedicated blogger, it would be great. I really just don't think I have that much interesting information for you.
Then, every year or so, along comes a new online tool that  "we" are told to jump on board, develop, grow, network.Think now....Facebook. Now...Twitter. Now....Linkedin. And now...Pinterest. OMG.
Oh, and let's not forget the many UPDATES to these tools, so that once they are learned, they need to be RELEARNED.
So this brings me to the new look of Facebook, and I am already worn out bitching. How did Andy Rooney do this for so many years??

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Belmont Next Weekend

Next weekend, Saturday and Sunday, I will be in Belmont at the Carlemont Shopping Center doing a little show that has been going on for YEARS. I think my husband first did this show in the 90's....OMG.
What's great about this show is the neighborhood. Belmont is a really great town. There is no "downtown", at least as far as I have been able to find, but there are little clusters of restaurants and stores here and there. There is a fabulous Italian restaurant across the street from the shopping center. (Of course I can't remember the name) and tucked into the shopping center itself is a great little nursery!
But the greatest feature is the covered walkways. It can rain all weekend, and we will all be dry. Cold probably, but dry. I am at the end of the center closest to Ralston. The center itself is at the corner of Ralston and Alameda de las Pulgas.
Hope you can make it!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

San Francisco

It's San Francisco this weekend for the Contemporary Crafts Market. For free tickets ( a $16 value) please see their website...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Oh Woe is Me

I am too burnt to blog. I am just trying to get this computer back to "normal" ( or is it the new normal) after a virus that shut it down completely. It has been wiped clean, and all my data has been replaced, but I have no software and no printer. It's gonna be fun.
After I recover from this I will tell you about my upcoming show in San Francisco. Hopefully, this will happen tomorrow!!!

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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.