I have been making lampwork glass bead Headpins……. they are like beads but they are made right on the copper wire. So many fun things you can do with them – dangles, charms, earrings…. a different technique than making beads on a mandrel for sure!
We visited the West Bend Museum of Art recently and enjoyed the Chalk Fest competition! Artists of all ages participated in making unusual art. As always – I most enjoy seeing the tools of the trade…. and some really creative work too!
Yes the day finally came when my husband and I were able to retire this spring! Lots of hard work getting there but suddenly it was upon us. Do what does one do in retirement? Besides making MORE BEADS I finally got the gardens looking like I wanted them! Well…. to a point of course. One never has things quite the way it should be but I have made short work of weeds and now can enjoy the view. Of course my husband has been ever helpful but I sure enjoy having time to do it myself at a leisurely pace. We are enjoying having ‘vacation’ every day so far. And of course I will have more time in the studio to create.
Her name is Dixie and she is a rescue from the local Humane Society. Her life has not been much fun for the last 6 months but we have brought her home to share our house with her. She is very very very shy so we have a lot of work to do! It’s exciting to have a ‘Dixie sighting’ when we go into her private room as she often hides under the bed when she hears us coming. She HAS discovered her own heated cat bed though and lounges in it regularly.