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!
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!
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!