Tuesday, April 28, 2009


This is the oldest known photograph of a tornado, 1884.

It took me until 4 AM this morning to get home from Dallas.

Wiped out is an understatement, storms kept delaying my progress. I had a feeling when I looked out my hotel window early yesterday morning that the day would dish out a bunch of surprises. The sky was that yellowish green, and the wind was whistling loudly.

Glad to be home, 'feel like I am looking at an oasis worth of time before I gear up for a mid May trip to Studio Beads given how compacted my schedule has been for the last month.

A big and warm THANK YOU to everyone in Dallas that made my trip so special, especially Kay Rice, hostess extraordinaire. 4 days of art making with many materials and many talented people with great ideas and the ability to back them up! Thanks for joining me at The Craft Guild of Dallas, an oasis in its own right!


Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Welcome back! Yikes - your schedule is tight... you've been traveling non-stop, then mid May in Chicago, followed by B&B.

I know what you mean about a green sky - I saw it in Milwaukee last year just before the tornado warning. Very eerie and one of those things you need to see to believe.

Patricia said...

Hi Gail,
Glad you made it home safe.
This is a great photo, did you
notice the clouds screaming
above the twister? Very cool!