Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ahhh Spring.

I do love spring. Even though I know the dreaded summer is soon to follow, spring still rocks. We have had lots of rain, days and days of it, but I love rain. I know it is soaking into the ground deep so the BIG trees have a lot of water. Everything is hues of green, and flowers are blooming.

At work we are planting trees and spiffing the place up. Everyday I am either re-potting, planting, raking, sweeping, or digging. I have wanted to plant trees at work for the longest time and we finally found time to do it. I spend my days outside in the sun, with cool breezes working my muscles to the max. At the end of the day it is so nice to feel exhausted from work with the satisfaction of a job done. I come home tired and happy, ok sometimes a little sore but in a good way.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Reaching out.

 "Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so LOVE THE PEOPLE WHO TREAT YOU RIGHT, forget about the ones who don't, and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it! If it changes your life, let it! NOBODY said that it'd be easy, they just promised it would be worth it" -- Bob Marley

This is such a great quote I had to post it. Sadly I reached out to an old friend. I was trying to mend fences. We both made some mistakes and I apologized  but to no avail. So sad. 
I think that to put yourself out there is so hard. But good things can come out of it sometimes. It takes courage and a knowledge that you tried. It's sad that some old wounds cannot be healed.
I don't work that way. Just can't hold onto anger or hurt. Takes too much energy. Being right or justified sometimes is not worth it. It's better to let it go and move on. Right on Bob Marley!

Thursday, April 21, 2011


I feel like I haven't been able to blog in a while. I have had some hard realizations about my art and if I am living up to my expectations about it. I sometimes don't give it top priority, and it's my fault. 
It's because I let my doubts as an artist, influence my confidence and my focus. If I don't believe in it, then it effects my work. I can't let outside influences let me doubt myself. My work is worthy, I am worthy. Now back to your regularly scheduled program. 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Etsy Stocked Up

Finally had time to list a bunch of new stuff on my Etsy site. Been having lots of things to think about lately to not a lot to blog about. 
Really have to get out of this funk!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I love to find a new artist that just blows me away. Celine Charuau was featured on The Daily Art Muse blog. I wish I could read French, but does it really matter. All you have to do is look at her work and be inspired. Her medium is Polymer Clay, and wow she has pushed the envelope. 
If you have not followed my link to the Daily Art Muse please do it. 
You will not be sorry.  
Ohhhh edited to say that my Google translated her blog for me! Score!

Friday, April 8, 2011

New Stuff

New work. This one is already spoken for but I was inspired by the Blog Daily Art Muse.
I am making more in all different ways so stay tuned.

It's starting to get warm here in St. Louis. Soon it will be sticky and super hot...not my favorite time of year, but Bead and Button is coming up in June and at the end of July the Beadmakers Convention called The Gathering. This year it will be in Louisville KY. Such a great time with lots of good friends and beautiful beads to look at. If you live near by you should stop by the bead show on Sat. You will see some of the top beadmakers in the US. Really a treat. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ideas are coming fast.

 My mind is reeling with ideas and shapes. How can I achieve them in glass, work them into my present work, yet make it different. I found a really cool blog that I am sure that many of you already know about. The Daily Muse.  It is brimming with fine crafts and art. You can explore a variety of different mediums from pottery, glass, and metal to name a few. 
I was so please to see one of my favorite ceramic artist Alice Ballards. Gee I wonder why she is one of my favorites. Her Pods are amazing and really send my creative juices over the edge.
Don't you love it when you look at another artist work and you feel moved, inspired. Isn't that really what we want as artist, to move those who look at our work.
Who inspires you. Who moves you to stretch your creative muscles, and work harder. I would love to hear from you.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

It my Birthday and I'll post if I want too!


Yep it's my birthday and I am 21 years old but my body is 53. I feel like I am 21 and probably act like I am 21 too. Good times. 
I have filled my shop up with tons of goodies.
Some of you remember me making my flowers and I decided to try them again but they are smaller and have a Clio center. I used to make these all the time and stopped for awhile but decided to make some with new twist.
Super hot here in St. Louis. Makes me very cranky. I hate the heat. Can't stand it. Don't know how people live in the desert. Ick. No water, sand, dust, brown, no thanks. 
I want a cool spring!!!!