Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Time flies...and I apologize!

The auction has finished, as of a week ago! It was a resounding success. Unfortunately I have been on the road, I am home now and all auction objects that were in my care are packaged and ready to be posted.

My heartfelt thanks go out to all of you, contributers and bidders alike. This has been a lovely coming together of a generosity of spirit and a desire to help out one of 'our own'.

While on my recent hiatus I was asking for movie referrals. Larry Scott recommended I watch 'Son of Rambow' I entered it into my Netflix queue and it was here waiting for me upon returning from my wonderful week with the Baltimore Bead Society. I enjoyed myself and want to thank all of you who came out to listen and learn and participate in the workshops and watch me fumble with my first Powerpoint presentation, it was high time I joined this century. I was tiring of being laughed at for my slide carousel!

Back to the movie, though. It's delightful, if you haven't seen it, do!

I am looking forward to time in the studio, spring is here, weather is conducive to carefree, non heated days out there.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I can't believe....

Backside of the Mascot

This sculpture delights me, and it could be yours!

Hard to believe that 10 days have come and gone since we started this auction. I write this from the road. I am in Maryland spending a lovely overnight with my nephew and his adorable family en route to my week ahead with the
Baltimore Bead Society.

The auction starts to terminate the middle of this afternoon, won't you give it a last visit? I want to thank you all for your participation, this is a lovely gathering of objects with the goal of offering just a bit of relief to our dear friend, Meesh!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I can hardly contain myself....

New Bronze Clay

I can hardly contain myself with the excitement of 3 days in the studio, my daffodils in bloom and the receipt of an exciting package. Monday's mail brought me an oddly heavy priority mail package from Bill Struve containing about a pound and a half of the new formula of Bronze Clay.

I got right to work on it, the timing couldn't have been any better. Ever since my return from Japan I have had this idea, up until right now my hands haven't been able to keep up with my mind, it seems as though there is a direct line of communication open and my hands are keeping up!

The new clay is cleaner with a short and simple firing schedule...and looks and feels GREAT, thanks so much, Bill!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Auction Update.....

A Pair for Everyday!

I am hoping to give you all a better picture of these incredible earrings by Stephanie Sersich. The auction is for SEVEN great pair of earrings, have a look...and a bid... for a new look everyday!

I wanted to let you know that the first 3 auctions, #20, 30 and 56 are only up for 3 more days, a glitch in the system, so if you are interested in Jamie Hogsett's necklace, Kate Mckinnon's beautiful bracelet kit,
or Kathy Dorfer's fabulous painting you might not have as much time as you think! The auction is going along beautifully, thanks to you all, let's keep it up!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Meesh's auction is up and running!

Seren and Jordy

So, have you had a look at this most incredible collection of supportive offerings to raise funds for Michele, Seren and Jordy Goldstein?

Please keep in mind that all of the proceeds will go directly to Meesh and her boys, so bid high and often! The auction will go on for 8 more days, please share with your circle of friends and family.

Spring is finally upon us, for this I could not be more grateful or ready. The winter has offered me personal challenges that I am in no hurry to repeat and I'm feeling like there is light at the end of the tunnel.

I leave a week from today for a drive to Baltimore where I will give a talk and teach 4 classes to the lovely people of the Baltimore Bead Society. Tuesday evening will include a slide and trunk show to be followed later in the week by the classes.

Today I will carve out time in the studio, loving the emancipation of not needing to feed a fire to control my comfort out there.

Ahh...daffodils and the promises they bring.