Tuesday, May 29, 2012


I can now officially zentangle!  On Sat I took a class with Katy Abbott (great teacher!) and loved it, as I knew I would.  I love lines!  These are the first tiles from everyone in the class, and I think it is fascinating how different they are.  This is very similar to some doodling I often draw, but more organized.  I will have to restrain myself- I must make beads and jewelry for my 9 day show in early July.  Once that is over, I am looking forward to exploring this more!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Black blown boro beads

Tonight I finally put together a necklace that has been in my mind for a while.  I made these black blown boro beads (say that fast!) months ago and didn't know what to do with them.  They are so plain!  When I saw a strand of the rough crystal quartz, I suddenly knew!  I may tweak it a little yet (the photo definitely needs tweaked!) but essentially, this is it.  I love it when something speaks to me!

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Stained glass

Today I started organizing all my slides of my stained glass designs.  Those of you who applied to shows years ago will remember all the hassle with slides- this was before digital photography.  Because I applied to many shows, I have many slides of the same piece, and that is totally unnecessary now since I haven't made any stained glass for years.  I have all my slides out because I am working on a book of my stained glass patterns, so it seemed like a good time to throw out duplicates and bad shots.  But what was I thinking, starting such a big project when I am so busy!