Vi's work is also carried in several other galleries
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Vi's work is also carried in several other galleries
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
- Julianna Cannon - Julsbeads
- Heather Boardman - HMB Studios
- Kerry Bogert - Kab's Creative Concepts
- Diane Hawkey
- Sue Kennedy - Suebeads
- Katerina - MayaHoney
- Kristie Roeder - Artisan Clay
I bet you're wondering why I didn't hang them on a Christmas tree for the pictures; well, I live in a tiny-ass apartment and can't even imagine putting a tree up in here. I have a little tree in my office, but I'm doing my best to stay out of there this weekend, so I'm not going in there just for pictures. :)
So, as to the real business of the day, here's a list of the folks participating in Sally's Ornament Swap for your blog hopping enjoyment:
6. Christine Altmiller One Kiss Creations Beaded Jewelry
7. Jeanette Blix Ryan Jeanette Blix Metal and Wire Jewlery
8. Holly Westfall Silver Rose Designs ~ Handcrafted Jewelry
9. Mallory Hoffman For the Love of Beads
10. Tamara Soper Handcrafted Baubles by Tamara
11. Rebecca Anderson Songbeads
12. Jen Velasquez Jenn Judd Rocks
13. Jennifer L Justman Souls Fire Designs
14. Sandi Volpe Sandi Volpe Handcrafted Jewelry
15. Melissa Meman Melismatic Eclectic Art Jewelry
16. Hope Smitherman Crafty Hope
17. Patty Gasparino My Life Under the Bus
18. Cindy Wimmer Sweet Bead Studio
19. Erin Prais-Hintz Tresures Found/ Tesori Trovati Jewelry
20. Alice Peterson Alice Dreaming
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
And, when all was said and done, my sis sent a shot of the final result all hung up and lit...just perfect!!!! I highly recommend a little glitter and wire if you need any additional reason to get in the holiday spirit!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
I haven't been here on the couch the whole time I've been missing from the blogosphere, but have been here plenty. I've been working on a Marie Otero workshop trying to learn Photoshop Elements and am THRILLED with the lessons. I was overwhelmed by all the options, at first, but Marie has videos that walk through every adjustment step by step and I have since spent hours working on making pics that are "just right." For instance, here's one with a little bit of a teaser for an upcoming blog hop...
In addition to this gorgeous ribbon, I've been in a fiber mode. While walking through Michael's a couple of weeks ago, I saw some pretty yarn and decided I should break out my crochet needles to make some Christmas gifts. Next thing I know, I'm spending a whole day making little crocheted flowers...for no reason!! I have no end result in sight, but really wanted to learn how to make little flowers. That little flower obsession may also show up in a blog hop soon. :)
In other life developments, I was hugely stressed out at work over some major civilian personnel actions and my dissatisfaction with the way the whole process works and since I didn't have anything nice to say about it, I couldn't really go writing about it. I still don't have much to say about it, but have come to some sort of peace with the fact that I'm just a tiny cog in a giant bureaucracy and will continue to advocate for taking care of people even if the decision-makers don't care to listen. :) And, then I will spend plenty of time at work investigating my retirement options! haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Other than the stress of work, I survived the Thanksgiving holiday in spite of lots of hours logged in the car and on planes. It was wonderful to spend time with my family & out in Kansas with Curt's. I have more to report and photos to share, but I have to get busy on the project for the blog hop that's due in two days!! haaaaaa When did I become so completely last minute? Or, have I always been that way?
Hope you all are doing well and having fun since it can be a challenge with all that goes on during these frantic end-of-the-year weeks!! Even though the official day of thanks is over, I'm thankful for you...anyone who takes time to be creative and is willing to share!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Here are few more shots that I haven't messed with yet...but I still think they're good as is.
This one is a "roaring door" with the reflection of the leaves in the glass.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Here's a shout out to the girls of Downtown Bedford for these lovely lightposts! They've done amazing work with all the additions to the sidewalks and storefronts.
I took this picture while home for the big Fall Foliage Festival a few weeks ago. The posts were all decorated with cornstalks and the sky was gorgeous and sunny. There was a kid standing nearby working one of the many parking lots for some high school fundraiser who watched me crawl around on my knees looking for the best angle. I think this picture was worth his staring and my sore legs from crouching. :)
Monday, October 31, 2011
This is some lovely lavender that was in a planter along the street in Tacoma when I visited a couple of months ago. Lavender always makes me think of my mom and that makes me happy. I get to go home in a couple of weeks to see all my aunts, uncles, cousins, and kids and such. I'm so excited!!!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
This is the original....
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
We went for a walk down on Fort Monroe. On 1 October it ceased to be an active military installation and now it's part of Hampton as a park. It's going to be a great place for walks and runs now that it's not so painful to go through the gate without a DoD car sticker. Here are some huge seagulls...and a purple sky! Love my phone. :)
As we walked, I shook the camera just to see what would come up--the lenses and films change randomly--and took shots. This is some ridged sand:
And how about this one? The seagulls were huge! Most of them ran off while I was walking down there, but the crazy lens on this one took such a cool shot!
Here's a bit of wall where the water will be at high tide.
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