Friday, March 30, 2007

Sick :-(

I was born with cardiomyopathy. Not a fun thing. Apparently I've been stressing a bit more than I should because the fun symptoms that come along with this heart disease has been kicking it big time for the past few days. This has been driving me nuts because I haven't been up to torching since Tuesday and I am NOT used to having to be still and rest. I can't stand it and I think having to rest made my stress level worse. I was thinking of all of the things I needed to be doing. If I don't work . . . I DON'T GET PAID! That concept makes me miss my old sick time and vacation day benefits. Anyway, I got back to torching a bit today, placed a silver order, a glass order and even did a bit of gardening. It was a nice day.

Poor Mr. Jingles bought the farm on Wednesday. My daughter cried for hours and then finally called to tell me that he was gone. She is broken hearted and I'm sad for her. I think the experience was a positive one for this young diva. She learned a bit about being responsibile for someone other than herself. She had to feed the little guy every two hours and keep him warm. She did her best and I am actually proud of her for helping make his last few days better. (I know, he's just a little mouse but was so darned cute!)

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Mr. Jingles

Nope! I do not have mice!! My daughter does though. The mouses mommy was ran over by a car in her boyfriend's mom's driveway and of course . . . . Ashley ran to the motherless child's rescue.

She brought "Mr. Jingles" over in a small fish bowl this afternoon. Normally, I don't think mice are much to look at. Especially when they try and sneak in through my drier vent, but this one was TOO cute! I lectured her about rodents and the diseases and all of that good stuff but she still wants to nurse him back to health. She's over 18 . . . What's human mom to do other than try and give a little sound advice. "ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP and only touch him if you are wearing sterile rubber gloves!! Then after you feed him take a HAZMAT shower." lol

Still I couldn't help but be mesmerised as he rolled around in the fish bowl. . . cleaning his ears and scratching his little butt.

Looks like Mr. Jingles has a new mommy. She went to wally world to get him some puppy milk. Hope it's not made by Menu Foods!!

New Focal Bead . . ."Synchronized Swimming"

First things first . . .I have a new bead! I pretty much torch 7 days a week, but today I decided not to. Instead, I did a bit of Spring cleaning. It was actually a nice change of pace. lol

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

She Devil

I love red! I finished these yesterday and I am actually very proud of them. They have an old world classical motif, but I think they also have kind of a modern feel to them.
Guess that's all I have time for. My mojo isn't working lately due to the massive decline in my market. I hate to be negative but as get ready to hit the studio I can't help but wish that I could just do something else today.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Friday, March 16, 2007

Sleepy Head

I am SO tired this morning. I say "morning" but it's actually almost noon. I did not sleep well last night and so far today I only have one eye open. The other is a bit lazy so I'm lucky I can see well enough to know what I'm typing.

This morning as I was folding clothes, I was not surprised to realize that I had 6 socks left over and none of them matched. I mean, they looked similar and stuff but each had something different about it that made it incompatible with any of the others. I hate that they are lonely and without friends. I shall wear them anyway . . . perhaps it will inspire a new bead. Ah YES!! A bead called "Mystery of the Missing Socks". Ha!! Grrrr. . . I hate the sock monster!! I know he is running around here somewhere and I'd venture to guess that he has six socked feet.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Sun Kissed Nostalgia No. 4

I had a blast doing numbers 1, 2 and 3 in this series so I decided to take a stab at number 4 . . .

"Eye of the Beholder"

I have been working on this concept for weeks. I wanted and eye that had character. . . a colorful bead with lots of personality. I love the way it came out. I know it's kind of strange but beauty truly IS in the eye of the beholder . . .

Black Magic Woman- Focal

I made this focal as a gift for the friend that inspired the creation of my "Black Magic Woman" beads. . . The set did very well at auction so this was the least that I could do for one who inspired such a successful idea. . .

Thank you Madame!!!

New beads

I have been looking around the net for some cool places to blog and this looks like a pretty awesome resource. I'm going to give it a shot and try to remember that it's here.

"Then We Shall Fight in the Shade". . . This bead was inspired by my love for the movie "300". The colors used in the film just totally knocked my socks off!