Monday, December 17, 2012

Ali Inspiration

This is a sneak peek at a present that's headed to Utah today for a wonderful young lady, Ali.
I just know she's gonna love it!!

I don't spend a lot of time around kids, so when my bud, Dave, asked me to design something for his daughter, Ali, last Easter, I wasn't really sure where to start.  I've seen tons of pictures of her, and heard all about her larger than life personality, but couldn't really wrap my arms around what she'd like.  I had a gorgeous little set of lampworked beads on the table at the time, and went with the flow.  Purple, pink, yellow and orange...that can't go wrong, right?  Well, I got lucky and it worked!  Look at that sweet face modeling the goodies!!
I was lucky enough to have Ali come for a visit one Sunday afternoon over the summer.  We spent hours and hours digging through bead containers.  She was absolutely chocked full of great ideas and wanted to try all sorts of techniques...we went through lots of beading wire and came up with some really awesome pieces.  We even came up with something her brother liked...and that's a pretty big deal.

So, Ali, I hope you guys have a fantastic holiday and I can't wait for you to come visit next summer so we can play again!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Art Bead Ornament Blog Hop!

It's 4 December.
It's Tuesday.
I love art beads.
I love fondling art beads.
I fondled art beads over the weekend.
Roger, my couch, missed me.

Now see my Art Bead Ornament Hop contribution...featuring a succulent Alice St. Germain glass focal...

Notice the super-fancy arrangement in front of the blinds in my office.  
I like being able to ooooh and aaaah at it while tramping through emails that go nowhere.

Here's the original bead...

There's more art bead joy to be seen...check them out...

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Pic Me Up: A Stroll in Williamsburg

It was the perfect day for a walk in Colonial Williamsburg yesterday. 
Here are a few of my favorite shots...
A door full of seen from the middle of the street.


Yum, num, juicy pomegranate


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I'm a retiree/artist/student who makes things. It's a nice kind of lifestyle!

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