Monday, March 19, 2012

Nasty cold!

This week I was going to get my taxes done, but I came down with a really nasty cold.  The first sick day I spent the entire day on the couch vegetating, and then I did work on taxes, sort of.  Last Dec, I found a crate of old tax records, all of which needed to be shredded, so I worked on that.  It satisfied something- destroying all that paperwork!  I hate being sick!  Besides feeling bad, I keep thinking of all the work I should be doing and worry about getting further and further behind.  I miss working in my studio; that was going to be my reward for a week of paperwork.  Oh well, the best laid plans...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Glass Bead Inspirations

Last weekend at the Berks Bead Bazaar, 7 of the bead makers from my new book had dinner Sat night after the show.  We had so much fun making beads for the book, and dinner was like a party!  We all signed each others books, and that turned into a giant hassle.  I told them that was an inkling of what it was like to keep everyone on point and on deadlines!

For the book, I sent each lampworker something to use as inspiration for a bead (photograph, word, painting, etc) and then documented the beads.  It is a good thing to look outside the bead world for inspiration!

Left to right, they are Katy Abbott, Christel Hoffmann, Tamara Melcher, me (Louise Mehaffey), Patti Cahill, Laura Schreiber, and Alice St Germain.