Monday, July 30, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
One day, I will convince an artist, who knows...it may be me in the future when and if I am well known, to have an art retreat on one of these gullets in the Aegean Sea. I have the hookups (Sandy are you listening) to make this a very incredible trip. Of course it would have to be some low tech art because power is limited. Can't have 10 soldering irons on the boat! Ahhhh....I love to dream....
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Jen and I will be creating all kinds of things for "First Friday" in September. Our art debut! First Friday is a local art event that is held the first Friday of every month. Click on the link to find out more. It is a really cool event. So we are setting up a table and we shall see how we do! I am excited about it and I am cracking the whip on Jen! Get going girl!
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
So if you are ever in Las Vegas and it's raining...heed the warnings...
Monday, July 23, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
This was my try at wire wrapping. I don't think I did too bad. I made these really quickly which was a good thing cause I need to create something and finish it. I have just been in a really blah mood lately, but I really shouldn't be. Life is good for me. Work issues are not an issue...I won't go into details but certain things have changed my perspective and I am doing pretty good. Home life is good. I have a wonderful husband and good kids...what else could I want? But...I am still in the doldrums. I suppose it will pass....I just don't like feeling like this. Very not me. That's all for now. TTFN.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
I will be taping the edges of the glass and soldering on the curly Q's and then attach it to the page with wire or jump rings so that it floats in the middle of the hole. The other side will be a different color and a different quote of course. I have until August 31st to get these done, so I have plenty of time. Too much?
Thursday, July 12, 2007
I was impatient tonight and wanted to get something done. That is my one big downfall! Impatience. I used a clip art teacup and I should have hand drawn it. It is not exactly what I wanted but I still like it. Still the learning process...
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
(Just in cause you thought I was serious, we are just playing for those of you who haven't seen Jen and I around each other....)
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Little Black Sambo and Peter Rabbit. Books have a way of taking you to a different time and place. I can read and get so wrapped up in the story that I feel like I am there. I guess that was my escape from reality. Especially during my teenage years when I would always be trying to hide from my father. Out of sight out of mind was our motto. Reading would keep me occupied for hours. Sometimes I would even go out my bedroom window to leave the house because if he saw you he would put you to work. I am not talking regular chores around the house, I am talking like here "Here's a shovel, go move this truck load of manure into the garden area" or "Here, move these 10 wood piles from this location to that location. My little sister hated when I read magazines because I would never play with her. She never understood it! Even to this day she hates when any of us sisters read magazines around her! LOL...Sorry Sammy....(That is our nickname for her)
Here is my evil eye that Sandy got me from Turkey. Way before I went there. It was a key chain, but it is hard to recognize it now. It has been worn down and abused. I don't want to get rid of it because I figure with all those evil eyes that are gone or missing, it must have saved me from quite a few evil things! So it sits in my desk drawer....lonely and every once in a while I will pull it out and look at it.
That is it for now. It tells you a little more about me. I leave you with a challenge...what do you have that says something about who you are? Post it on your blog and let the world know a little more about you.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
I am working on the business aspect of this journey right now. I just applied for my resale license yesterday. I am running thru ideas on what to create and how to sell it. I did this today because I had laundry and housework to do and it's easier to leave this kinda stuff to do that then when I am creating art. I am also hibernating....too damn hot out! I haven't even gone outside once today and I had no desire too. Although the pool did look very tempting but I didn't feel like cleaning it first! Lazy I know....
So stay tuned...I will be working on my website and getting that up and running. I might as well use it since I have it!
Friday, July 6, 2007
Below is the official SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FOR SOUTHERN NEVADA:
ANOTHER DAY OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS OCCURRING ONCE AGAIN. RECORD TO NEAR RECORD HEAT IS EXPECTED DUE TO A STRONG AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER SOUTHERN NEVADA. HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY ARE EXPECTED TO BE113 TO 116 IN LAS VEGAS... BARSTOW...AND THE MORONGO BASIN...114TO 118 ALONG THE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY INCLUDING LAKE MEAD AND LAKE MOHAVE...114 TO 116 IN THE MESQUITE AREA...105 TO 110 IN KINGMAN...PAHRUMP AND PRIMM...120 TO 124 IN DEATH VALLEY...AND 119TO 123 IN BAKER. A FEW DEGREES OF COOLING IS EXPECTED SATURDAY AND AS A RESULT AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS NOT ANTICIPATED NOW FOR THEN. AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO REACH DANGEROUS LEVELS THAT WILL STRESS THE BODY IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. RESIDENTS AND ESPECIALLY TOURISTS WHO ARE NOT ACCLIMATED TO THE DESERT HEAT ARE URGED TO PLAN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES DURING THE EARLY MORNING AND LATE EVENING HOURS. STAY OUT OF THE SUNSHINE AND IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM IF POSSIBLE DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.IF YOU MUST BE OUTDOORS...DRINK PLENTY OF WATER EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT THIRSTY. DEHYDRATION AND HEAT STROKE CAN OCCUR QUICKLY IN THESE EXTREME TEMPERATURES. CHECK ON ELDERLY RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. A ND NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN THE CAR UNATTENDED.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Here is a close up of the top half: Yes those are real shells that are soldered between the glass.
Here is a close up of the bottom half: That is a tiny starfish soldered between the glass.
I am thinking of listing it on Etsy or Ebay. I haven't decided yet. So let me know what you think!