Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pre Christmas "Busy ness"

So, I am not the best at keeping up on a blog, my new year's resolution is to get a schedule in place for all of my duties, we'll see how that works!  We are not in the throws of the Christmas season, and things are crazy as usual.  I think I am ahead of the game shopping, but still have lots to do! 

I took a PMC class at The Art Center this last session, and really love working with the product, makes me feel like an engineer again!  I am now offering workshops with metal clay, you can get all the details on my website, but if you would like to do one, just call to set a time and we can create!

Hope everyone has a very happy and peaceful Holiday Season and we will reconnect in the new year!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Weekend Crash Course

I have spent the last 2 days, Sat and Sun, in a lampworking bead class with Heather Trimlett.  This amazes me, because, one, who can even get 2 8 hour days to just learn something they love to do and two, to be able to take a class with such an amazing bead maker. 

After 2 intense days, my advice is that if you have a chance to spend time doing and/or learning something you love, it is entirely worth the investment, in both time and money.

My studio is getting pretty finished and my torch station is up and running.  If you can stop by on the 2nd Friday of the month, please do. 

That's all for now, it's been a whirlwind weekend, I need to rest up and clear my head, it is still spinning!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday the 13th

Summer is coming to an end, the kids go back to school next Tues and I'm not sure if I'm ready for them to be back.  I haven't had enough time, enough time to spend with them, enough time to get things done at home, enough time to spend on my jewelry, etc..  I'm sure this is a problem with plenty of people, we are just all too busy.  I'm trying really hard to start thinning out my activities and do what I love and let the rest go! 

What do you love?  What do you wish you had more time for?  Post a comment and let me know! 

For now, I'm going to enjoy today, Friday the 13th (I never was big on superstisions), hope you all have a good weekend and we can all get back into routines and schedules in the next few weeks as kids go back to school.

Monday, July 26, 2010

County Fair Time

Ah, it is the pre fair week, the time at which we turn in all 4h fair projects and have talent shows, queen contests, etc... My kids have been frantically working on their projects, trying to get them finished.  We turn them in on Mon, Tues, Wed.  I took 3 bracelets to the Indiana State Fair yesterday, this is a first for me.  I will also be entering some in the Morgan County Fair this week.  The fair is such a simple, fun week for everyone but it also signals that summer is almost over, school will be starting soon and the holidays will be here before we know it.

The amethyst cuff bracelet in the picture is one of the pieces I took to the State Fair.  As I go back to my organization thoughts, again, with some planning and thought, even 4h projects would go more smoothly.  I have recently taken an organizational class from Krista Green.  She has some great ideas.  You can find her at

Hope you all have a good day!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Organization is that elusive thing I continue to search for! I am so good at starting things and wanting to have systems, but I can just never get to the end result. My goal is that the last few weeks of summer will be spent trying to get to the end results. One of my goals is to keep my website, store, and blog updated, hopefully at least weekly. I hope some of you who want to read about my trivial things will follow! I hope to share my journey of getting my life into order and what works and what doesn't. For now, this is my first baby step, putting it out there for all to see! Watch for more to come.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A day of leisure

Today is my 23rd wedding anniversary and we had a family day. I was able to get a book on lampworking and set up some plans for my studio. I'm extremely excited on setting up, I just wish someone else would come in and do it!!