Sunday, April 12, 2009

Fresh New Plans

I'm trying like crazy to catch up and now I'm headed on another
"New Path".
This is pretty usual for me, once things get into some sort of rhythm "BAM" along comes a huge obstacle that I never expected.
I must love walking the edge, I find myself there all the time.
In an effort to keep up I bring you some quick fancies that I have created in the past few weeks:

Picasso's Dream will be in the Herding Cats shop tomorrow.

I purchased a gaggle of these vintage glass beads and joined them with brass for a classic look with a touch of fun! They too will be in Herding Cats soon!

Reflect is already in the Silver Lining shop, waiting for you!

Golden Sunshine is a new favorite of mine!
Have a great Friday and I hope to catch up on the weekend!

Spring outside the "Studio".

Poor Jeff, not enough sleep...Here he is (probably delirious) helping me set up at the Lake Eola Spring Festival. We left the house in the dark, you can tell by the angle of the shadows, it's freaking early!

Roger's submerged tail!

Roger's other end. He would empty the pool if we let him...

A visitor on our Pink Grapefruit tree.

Basil and Cilantro, ready for summer cooking!

The first strawberry from our hanging plant, Jeff's breakfast!

Spring Basket in the Silver Lining Shop.

What does your spring look like?

Easter Rocks

Jeff and I were out for our daily walk early(ish) this morning and he asked where the Easter Bunny came from? He asked this like a little one asking where babies come from...

The only answer I could think of was "Hallmark", there was no reply, we finished our walk... He asked this as we were walking past a house that had 2' plastic eggs displayed on their front lawn, it was strange. (Is it because we don't have kids?)

In an attempt to tie this together; As adults we had a sort of egg "shaping" evening last Tuesday. It was a very successful evening at the Rock Cutting shop, thank goodness, since the earlier 3 visits were a bit disappointing. Maybe we're just needing the practice. Mike, Gem Cutter, gave me some Mozarkite a few weeks ago and I FINALLY finished 1 piece!

(I'm telling you it's been a difficult few weeks!)

Jeff on the other hand has been doing much better than I. Here is one beautiful stone he finished this week:
(We have no idea what it is but I can't wait to set it!)

I've worked on this one for almost 3 sessions:

Again, no idea what it is...We need to get better at this! How on earth am I going to sell these things if I don't know what they are?

All in all it was a very successful week with the CFGMS. Wednesday night we walked out with this collection:

So...2 out of 6 are mine...I'm working on it...but aren't they pretty?

Much better than all that sugar for Easter!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Update: Festival #1

Sorry for the delay...I had one all this time!