Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Beautiful Butterfly

While we were down on the Oregon Coast, I went in to a nice little bead store called "Roots". Found some great pieces which I used to make myself a necklace. I just love how it turned out. And NO it is not Turquoise, its Magnasite....ok so it looks like Turquoise, BUT IT'S NOT!
I used the Magnasite because it complimented the the green on the Butterfly. I also used Autumn Jasper as the second color. I just can't help my love of the color Turquoise. The Cabachon I've had for so many years that I don't remember what the stone is but I think it really works with the other stones.
I think that I will make a couple more small handbags, and since the Raven seems to be my Spirit Bird, I'm thinking he will play into the designs once again. He certainly made a hit with the beadwork I made for the show. Anyway, off to beadland once again.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Gallery Show 2011

Well, I am pleased to say that the show in the Gallery is going well. On the other hand, I will never see my beadwork pieces again..sob, sob. However I did take photos of each of them. I am very pleased that Jeanette Shanigan, author of several beading books,( my favorite one is Beaded Adornment) stopped in and bought the Raven Dancer. She did feel that I had underpriced my work, but over the last few years I've come to the realization that in this small town, the higher prices mean no sales. The joy for me is seeing how pleased and happy a piece of my work can make someone feel, that's the best. Anyway, all the pieces so far have gone to really great people so I am pleased about that.
Today was just a beautiful day, my friend from Sterling came down with her friend from Minnesota and we played on the beach and wandered through all the Touristy shops and of course we went through all the Galleries. We have such nice Galleries here, The Fireweed Gallery is the best of course, and not just because I work there. Well, time to get ready to end the day and get ready for tomorrow, God willing.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

July BJP

Finally I have finished my July BJP. A little late, but not too bad. It represents our golden week that we spent with our Children and Grandchildren at the Oregon Coast. What great fun, food and company. All the beautiful flowers that were blooming out while we were there, walking on the beach and sharing the warm sand with all the seals and not having to wear shoes. Ahh, what bliss. The time just goes too fast. Wonder what next year will bring?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The month of July was very very busy. First we went down to Oregon to link up with our Children , Grandchildren and my Sister and Mother from Newport, and yougest Sister and her Husband, Son and his family and the rest of their Grandchildren in Waldport for a week. What a wonderful time we had. We met our newest little Great-Granddaughter, what a beauty. She has eyes like the old ads for the Gerber Baby. She already has a great start on her own wonderful personality. While we were there, we went to Yahats and had a great time at their La De Da Parade. Funny hats, costumes and groups. Beautiful day, and where we were standing we had the Beautiful Ocean right in front of us. There was 33 of us in our family group. The weather was a little windier than last year, but the temperature was great.

Then we came home and I jumped in to finish up a couple of pieces for the show which is due to open tomorrow. Spent today getting it all set up. I am doing Beadwork, Sandy does Stained Glass, Maria and her Son Christian do watercolors and pottery. Made for a unique show.

Now I am trying to finish up my July Bead Journal page and finish some pieces to re-stock my work in the Gallery. There's always something to do (thank goodness).