In Appreciation….

Just for fun, I decided to change my blog theme in honor of Steve Jobs.
Look familiar? Retro Mac… 🙂

I have to say, it’s not going to last long…It was amazing back then, but I SO appreciate how far we’ve come, and I prefer my regular theme… Ha!


Last Concert of the Season….

I can’t believe we’re already in the middle of August. Where did the summer go?

Last night was the last Concert on The Common in our beautiful little town, and we had a wonderful time.

 After some late afternoon rain, the sun came out and we were gifted with absolutely beautiful weather.

Wonderful friends….

Dancing in the street….

Good music (Thanks to The Billy Goodspeed Band) ….

And everyone was savoring these last days of summer…

I mean… look at those faces…it doesn’t get any better than that! Of course it’s even better when you add glow sticks…

Everything is better with glow sticks.

Happy August everyone!

I hope your summer has been as magical as mine has.

Bead Soup Blog Party!!

I’m so excited to be involved in this event! What a fun idea!

Here’s the link to see what I’m talking about….Bead Soup Blog Party!

Sign-ups are over for this year, and I’ve gotten my introductory email….

So, the deal is… you get a package in the mail… a focal bead, clasp and coordinating spacers ( and you, of course, have to send out the same to another participant) and

you use those elements to create a finished piece.  You can supplement the beads you receive with your own elements if you like, and then we all post our finished pieces… What a great way to make you get outside your own head and work with someone else’s vision…. I’m so looking forward to see what I receive and the challenge! Let the games begin!!!!

Thanks Lori for such a fun idea!

ps: the picture below is not of my beads, neither received nor sent (though quite lovely! ) … they are from a previous Bead Soup Blog Party, and the lampwork beads are made by the talented Libby Leuchtman. (whose blog is HERE)

… will keep you updated as to my own projects. 🙂

Class at Rocio’s Studio!! in FL.

Still spaces available in my classes at Rocio’s Studio in Cocoa, FL!

Feb. 26, 27-28, 2011

This will be a fun few days…

Afraid of that box of Enamels you ordered so long ago??

Come play! I’m teaching a one-day class, entirely devoted to enamels…







And then, I’ll be teaching a 2-day class that’s all about birds, components and sculptural techniques!

We’re even going to make a sculpture/totem of sorts with your creations!






Come on! You know you want to bask in the Florida sunshine and play with glass!!


“Oh, jolly playmate
Come out and play with me
And bring your dollies three,
Climb up the apple tree
Shout down the rain barrel
Slide down the cellar door
And we’ll be jolly friends
Forever more.”


Here’s the link: