Early morning light at the PHF, my second home. Cambridge Coop you are my first home.What a great time I had learning a new job after 71/2 years at the Coop. I’m working both places right now…..Interesting….Good for the mind and soul! And of course still making my glass, my love and passion.
To all the moms out there today celebrate yourself.It’s a hard job being a mom,for me anyway.Kids don’t come with manuals and some days I wish I could flip to the chapter on teens to figure out what to do next. Instead we have to trust ourselves and go within for the answer. I know that’s a good thing and our children help us grow. We feel things that we could never feel if we did not love so much. After all the struggles and arguments, one tender moment, one kiss on the head or a random hug melts me and makes it all worthwhile . I am definitely celebrating today. How about you?
Heart…hearts. How I do love thee. Some much has been said about you. Let them bring you peace.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye……..Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart…….Helen Keller
Delicate and dainty these earrings have a great balance to them. I painted the dragonflies turquoise and an olive green. They flew home with Tom last week as a gift to his daughter.More dragonfly earrings coming since there was a discussion as to who should get this pair first.
When I first started making beads I would strive for that perfect shape….round!! That sounds silly you might say but round was had to get. Lopsided, uneven,bumpy,cockeyed that’s how I would describe my first beads.I did get there eventually . You know the saying…practice , practice and then practice some more.Then a minor miracle happened, miracle because I like perfection and I thought that two identically even shaped beads were perfection..but that all changed. My way of looking at perfection changed, my beads changed and my thoughts changed. Now that IS the miracle, a change in thought, a change in my perception. Bumpy, lopsided different beads where perfect! I could let go of some deep in-betted thought.Hmmmmm
I just love the way these earrings came together. Lime green and shades of blue, antique brass finding, Yum. It wasn’t long before these earring were sold.
Yesterday I worked with a color called daffodil. I love the idea of yellow and green together. It reminds me of my daffodils that are popping up every where. The yellow color of this glass got brighter once it came out of the annealer. I’m not sure how I feel about it. I may soften these beads with some etching or keep them bright and shiny. Sometimes I just need to step back and take another look. Am I talking about beads or life….BOTH I guess.The process of moving our family, disassembling a 5 bedroom home and moving it to Maine can get overwhelming at times.Its good to practice stepping back, taking a deep breath, meditation, exercise or whatever it takes to calm the mind and center the soul.
I’m happy on any given day if I can get anywhere for 4-10 beads in the annealer. We are packing up our home, making phone calls and I’m helping the Coop with my exit. Some days are quiet and the phone does even ring. On other days I feel like I’m rushing around gathering information, dealing with banks and real-estate agents in New York and Maine. This will be over soon and I keep my mind focused on the end result. Our beautiful home near the ocean.
This month it’s Kim Gifford from Pugs&Pics to give a way one of her handmade treasures.This time it’s not one but 8 gift cards and envelopes (4 designs, 2 of each design).
Post a comment on Kim’s website to enter. The winner will be picked randomly on Thursday. Check out the other artists who participate in our give-a-way group.
I seem to get on an idea and then run with it for a while. I’ve enjoyed making these triangular beads. I love the way the blue on top of the off white looks like water. How perfect since I will be moving to a coastal town in just two months!!
I got back into the studio yesterday and it felt good. Nothing like a trip to Kohl’s to see all the new colors and be inspired. I Cant wait to pull the beads out of the kiln this morning.
I spent the later part of yesterday afternoon trying to find a plugin for my blog that would let me put up a “buy now” button so when I post a picture you will be able to purchase the newly posted earrings and not have to wait or go to Etsy.com. I’m still trying to find the right fit. Until I do here is a new spring pair of earring. I’m still loving the flying bird and you will see them often
It’s finally warming up . One of the things I love to do is take my morning coffee out on the deck and enjoy my view. As I was walking back into the house I saw that the morning dove babies were out of their nest and watching over me the whole entire time…What else am I not seeing that may be right in front of me….Makes me wonder