Thursday, January 31, 2008
This one is made from Turquoise beads. It is sold.
This one is made with Faceted Black Onyx-It will be listed on Etsy later.
This one is made with Black Onyx Petals and is sold.This one is made of faceted glass beads and is sold. And finally, the one that I made for myself. This is my favorite because I just adore these Kyanite petals. I have asked the bead store to find me some more of these. I will also be going to Arizona next Thursday to go to the Gem show in Tuscon and to meet my long lost brother who I have not seen since I was about 10 years old. Like I said before, he is staying with my sister now and we are glad he is back in our lives. Funny how life works. This year is going to be a great one, I can tell! I feel so blessed for what I have right now. I am enjoying life. Isn't that the way it should be? Here's to wishing that everyone has a wonderful year ahead. One month down, 11 more to go.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
So...June 2008 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry, I make my debute! LOL....I am tooting my own horn right now. Is it too much? I guess I am gonna have to set some more goals! This was number one on my list and it's done. That is if I can write an 850 word article by Feb 15th. Now that is the scary part! I must be off now....I have 5 flowers to make tonight. I will be posting tomorrow the outcome of these. Can I get all 5 done? We shall see.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
So lets help Bernie and get her to the top so that she can get the $50,000 grant to help her build her shelter. $10.00 is all it takes.
Monday, January 28, 2008
when Kerri Posson posts them or when I get permission to let you see the whole thing, I will post it. I am ok with how it turned out for the most part but it could be better in other areas. I learned that I don't like working with objects when there is only one and if you screw up, your screwed! LOL
I was busy, busy, busy this weekend. Had to get the piece done. Then I had to make the house showable because people where coming on Sunday to look at it. Then I had to work on Sunday. Only for about 4 hours, then I went to the bead store AGAIN. I have a custom order I need to complete and had to find a special color of beads.
Missed work today. Had a severe Migraine this morning. They suck. I usually can take one of my prescription headache pills and make it a dull headache but when I wake up and it's there...forget it.
I guess that is all for now. I will be working on a few things. More flowers of course and my Provence theme piece for Somerset Studio that my count down shows 17 days left. I had better get in gear!
Friday, January 25, 2008
On our way back, we took the highway to get a better view of what had happened.
It seems that no one was hurt which is a great thing. It's just crazy to see a building like that on fire. Once in a blue moon occurrence thank God.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Today in the mail, I got my certificate for the naming the new mall contest that I won last year. I won't be able to use the gift certificate until 2010 now... I guess I better keep the certificate in my fire safe cause I am bound to lose it having to hold onto it for so long! It was 2009, but now they have extended it until the middle of 2010. Good thing I am staying in Vegas!
On another positive note, my brother has decided to be known to his sisters again! I haven't seen him since I was around 10 years old. That was over 30 years ago. He is actually at my oldest sisters house now. He had a life changing event, he was stuck out on a sailboat in the gulf of Mexico for 28 days and then rescued by a Dutch freighter! So we are extremely happy that he is safe and is talking to us now. Life doesn't always give you second chances, so we are happy that it did in our family with him.
I guess that is all for now. Nothing exciting.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Paris: Made with Faceted Glass Beads, Sterling Silver. These are really more purple in person.
Betty: Made with Faceted Glass Beads-Strawberry Quartz color, Sterling Silver.
The Kiss: Made with Faceted Glass Beads-Lemon Color, Sterling Silver
Wish: Made with Faceted Glass Beads-Light Blue Color, Sterling Silver
So, that is it. I had another one but I used the craft wire and it didn't work so well and a petal broke off. I now know not to use that wire. It doesn't like solder! Live and learn right? The more I do the more I learn what to do and not to do. Ok...and I decided to show the package that they will come in, I can't keep it a secret, I think it's to damn cute! LOL I made a seed packet. Here is the front:
And here is the back:
It took me about 3 hours yesterday just to create the packet. These will be all the flowers I make for this week because I have to finish my Altered Art Challenge.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Murdered? No Cindy, it was an accident that happened in her home. Get your facts straight!
Obviously, someone I work with has some underlying issues with me and feels the need to try and put me in my place but are to CHICKEN SHIT to leave their name. So here is my response the the person that told me to get my facts straight. Here is where I got my facts. Channel 13 News. Channel 8 News, Fox 5 News & the Las Vegas Review Journal. If you think I am wrong, then you need to get your facts straight. My blog is my space and I am allowed to write whatever feelings I have. So...tell the news channels to get their facts straight if you are so knowledgeable and if you make a comment on my blog telling me what to do then have enough guts to leave your name. None of this matters though...nothing can change the fact that she is gone and I am very saddened by these events.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
I went shopping today at the bead store! I usually go for the gemstones but today I found these faceted glass beads that look like gemstones! They are going to make FABULOUS flowers! I got so many colors and sizes. Jen even showed up there and helped me pick out some. Of course she picked out some that she wanted for me to make her a flower! LOL
Today I was also looking at Portland Art & Soul. I am going to go to that! My sister and I were looking at the list of teachers and I told her I already know the classes I would take! They are not even listed yet, but I already know the teachers I want to learn from! I also want to take a class in June from Deryn Mentock & DJ Pettitt. It is in Arizona where one of my other sisters live, so I told her today she would be getting a visitor in June! That is if I can get a spot! LOL So here is to a great year of creativity on the horizon!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
I am in the process of making more of these little flower pendants, which I will then list on Etsy. I love making them. They are different from anything I have seen jewelry wise and that is what I wanted was to be original! Thank you to everyone for being supportive and to those that are trying to let me know that it's OK if I don't get published and to keep on trying.
You have to take risks to reap the rewards. So here is to Risk.
Friday, January 11, 2008
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Thursday, January 3, 2008
(Newsstand Date: July 1, 2008) Its blue skies and rolling hillsides have inspired such great artists as Cezanne, Van Gogh and Chagall. Now let the legendary land in the south of France inspire you as we take a journey to Provence.Whether you have been a visitor to this famous landscape or you just dream of going, we invite you to share your vision of Provence in your mixed-media art submissions to be considered for the July/August 2008 issue. Consider the cobbled streets of a tiny village, fishing boats in the harbor at Marseilles, or the rush of the Mistral through ancient vineyards — what is it about Provence that sings to you? We must receive your artwork by February 15, 2008.
So, tonight I can up with my basic idea of what I think of when I think of Provence. I think of stone houses with blue shutters and vines running up them and lavender plants. Here is my rough sketch of my plan.
I can't tell you how it will come together, you will just have to stay tuned to see the progress unfold. I think I will have some unusual ways of piecing this together. I hope my ideas work the way I want them too!!!
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
1. To get my art published in Somerset Studio or some other creative magazine.
2. To be more active in my Yahoo Groups
3. To buy a house.
4. To purge items that I no longer use but have held onto for years that are stuffed in boxes!
5. To be paperless in my home office by the end of 2008.
Believe me, that last one is a doozie! I am so tired of filing. It seems that I always end up with piles and piles of paper waiting to be filed. Magazine articles that I rip out to save, receipts, bank statements. Its all going to be scanned and then shredded! I have a busy year ahead of me, but I am looking forward to it. I have already started on my goals during the last week. No need to wait till New Years Day to start! I have added a countdown and a to do list for my #1 Goal. You can watch my progress if anybody is interested. I am learning all kinds of cool things for my blog.
So go ahead, make goals instead of resolutions. It is going to be a GREAT year!