Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ahhhhh, vacation...

It's finally here! 
Headed for the beautiful Oregon coast tomorrow
morning for some well deserved rest and relaxation. 
The boys are excited and cannot wait to build their sand castle "cities". 
My shop will be closed while I'm away...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Capturing Beauty

Abigail, my pitie, was chasing butterflies again this morning. 
You can't imagine how funny it is to watch this "ferocious" puppy frolic in the grass
after these delicate creatures ;)
Anyhoo, butterflies....
they inspire me! 
I whipped up some more tiles/pendants last night and applied some bright, eye-catching colors.

and the smaller one...

They have a slightly old, vintage feel to them (kinda how my body felt when I woke this morning).
Hope your day is full of beauty!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Wow, what a fun weekend!  Set my little booth up at the Bead Stampede in Sisters, Oregon amongst some really big guns....I felt a little out of place (not to mention tiny), being that it was my first show and all.  But I seem to have held my own.

I was the only poly clay artist there so explaining the process and techniques involved
in my work to every customer became a little tedious.  
 Book with LOTS of pictures showing some of the steps is definitely in order for the next show.
But I'll tell you, my favorite part of the show was meeting the other artists. 
They were so wonderful and so very helpful!
Now I'm home and can breath a little easier.  Time to work.  I have so many new ideas....
more to come!

Btw, that's my Mom in the corner there, without which this show would not have been possible. 
Thanks Momma!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Closing Shop

I'll be closing my Etsy shop tomorrow through the weekend.  Bead show starts Saturday and I'm taking all inventory with me.  Excited and nervous, but I'm sure it will be fun.
Wish me luck!!