Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sneak Peek & A Creative Jaunt

The last week has been a blur. Committed to too many things and there aren't enough hours in the day. But somehow, someway things manage to get done. Maybe just working better under pressure.
Tomorrow morning two of my favorite people will be on my doorstep to take off for the biggest craft, hobby, artistic venture perhaps in the country or in several countries. CHA is at the Los Angeles Convention Center this weekend and I am super excited to be able to go. It's a magic wonderland for all of us who are creative. I plan to set my hair on fire with new ideas and inspiration. If I can find wi-fi I w I'll blog a bit from the site tomorrow or Sunday. There is always such fun stuff to share.
Plus I am dropping off a bunch of my jewelry pieces to the Irvine Fine Art Center on Monday and will be featured in their gift shop for february, yay! I've got a sneak peek of some of the things you will find if you go take a peek, ready, set, go!

I love Salvador Dali...

Mona in hearts.

Alice dressed up for Valentines day.

And some Frida, all my favorites!

So I'm bed, to CHA, and to spend a few hours with great friends!
See ya soon,

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Swallowed Up...Part Two

Okay, let's start again. That last post was crazy long! Let's start again where we left off...Thanksgiving.

These two took us out for dinner since we had just driven in from Las Vegas. Don't they look happy about it?

This young man had two orders of mini corn dogs and a complete quarter of a pumpkin pie. Ate it all then around 2 in the morning tossed his stomach all over his room, the bathroom, and the hall. Yay!

Another couple of classes on 12/5 with yet another great group. Aren't they fabulous to look at?

My 12/11 group! It's truly amazing what everyone comes up with in class and how different everything is. And the enthusiasm for learning something new is overwhelming.

Working hard...

We had a bit of time to be goofy and play with our "dog".

My daughter is a dragon fanatic so we made Dragon cookies for all her friends for Christmas.

Most of the time they actually like each other.

Christmas day...

Christmas night...

This gang chaperoned the adults until the wee hours of the morning on New Years Eve.

That pretty much where we are today. These two are relaxing while the humans run around like crazy people. We're back in school, volunteering, planning events, writing class ideas, updating websites, and everything else that goes with it.
I hope that your holiday time was as wonderful and nutty as ours.
Until next time,
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Swallowed Up By The Holidays...

My first resolution of the new year is to try not to apologize about not blogging more often. But I still feel bad. I haven't been here since October and there just hasn't been time for me to figure it all out. I need a secretary or an assistant or to win the lottery...well, in lieu of that I thought I might show you what I've been up to, in pictures and one liners...!

Two weeks after the fabulous Glitterfest I ended up at the Bernardo Winery, one of my favorite spots for shows.

My good friend Lori was right across from me for the weekend.

And my goofy pal Jeanne helped me out on Saturday.

Then it was this gals birthday.

We had a spiderweb cookie the size of a Volkswagen!

I made several sets of these for a great client to resell in her own shop.

Halloween came and it's just irresistible to dress up the dogs, doesn't he look irresistible...?

Then there were these hooligans.

As the holidays approach I start to feel a little strange.

I put together a lot of rings...

11/6 found me at the Irvine Fine Arts Center surrounded by super talented vendors of all media.

11/7 was the Carlsbad Fair and look whats on her ears!?!! Yes, she bought them the day before with me in Irvine...!

My first class at Bead Island in Murrieta, don't they look great?

Class samples for my Christmas Marie Antoinette in Paris resin class.

The Stamping Details show in Poway.

Holidays are coming closer and we start to get stranger and stranger...

Another class, this time with all the staff at Bead Island. It was a blast.

Tons of creative resin was poured.

Many kits were put together.

My daughter made honor roll!

My husband forced me into the car the week of Thanksgiving and MADE me go to Las Vegas for a few days.

...did some of this...

...stared at the view...

...made a new friend...

...did ALOT of eating, this was some of the unbelievable food from Emerils Delmonico Restaurant.

My idea of the perfect Santa (he was wearing fishnets!)
Okay, this is a crazy long post. Moving on to another...

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