Saturday, August 16, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
The 'hump' I had to get over was making a necklace for my husband. He picked out some beads ages ago-- at least a year ago, but probably longer than that-- and ever since, I've been pondering what to do with them, to get a great necklace. The inspiration finally came to me over the weekend, and I came up with this:
It's been difficult to get a good photo of it, but it actually looks great on him, and he LOVES it so much! So that's really what matters, right? :)
In other news, I'm getting ready for my first show-- a home show, September 13th. I look forward to it. I'm also doing at least one other show this fall-- the Heart of Texas show in Plano. It's a 3 day show, and I'm really looking forward to that one!! I am actually going to print up some of my photos and get them into pre-sized mattes and see if anyone is interested. BIG step for me.
I am also applying for another show in November, but the application isn't due until October 1st. I have most stuff ready for it, except for a few photos. Hopefully I'll get into that one! And I may do one more in December, or not... haven't decided yet.
I think that's about all the news... I have been making a few new things lately, and I need to concentrate on making TONS of earrings because people always love earrings. ;-)
Saturday, August 2, 2008
I miss Italy, so much. It shook me alive! I think it gave me the wake-up call I needed.
Ah yes, something else I miss about Italy... the divine cappuccino...
Finally, I'd like to take a moment to pimp my friend Sarah, who has created the most fabulous e-book!!! I went to Italy to take classes from her... and I was fortunate to learn much of what she has shared in this book! It's absolutely phenomenal, with step by step instructions, very awesome pictures, and excellent detail. She claims that this e-book is not for beginners, but I was a beginner when I took her classes (I still am!). She's such an awesome instructor, both in person and in this e-book... I think that even if you are new to lampworking, you will save yourself a LOT of heartache and grief with this e-book!! I can't wait until she releases her next one! Click the image below to go to the site and download it. It's only $22.50!!!