I was planning on just skipping over the fact that I haven't posted in a month and a half, on my next post... but instead I shall address the obvious... I've been completely immersed in other things non-beady lately, entirely absorbed in my upcoming move (in less than 3 weeks! eeek!) We're sooo excited but so overwhelmed with all that there is to do when buying a first home!
I spent a long time away from the torch and concentrated on other things, and only recently was able to get back on it a bit... in desperate need of creating stock for the upcoming Canadian Bead Oasis show March 12 - 14 in Toronto.
I am also sad to say that this may be my last show for quite some time.... as I've mentioned, other aspects of my life are going to be getting in my way with no studio in my new home for the time being as well as time-frame issues that will come up regarding time away from my "real" job. :( I HOPE that I will be able to continue at least a few shows a year, perhaps only one Oasis per year instead of the two, one TBS show instead of two, etc... who knows, we'll have to wait and see I guess. BUT let's hope I'm wrong.
I will still try my best to do custom orders, however the completion time frame will have to be extended on most orders as it's not going to be as easy as walking downstairs to my studio now.
Sorry to leave you with what some of you may see as shocking news, but I just want to be honest.
Wish me luck! Hope to see you all soon! Come on out to the Oasis (details on my website) for your last chance to buy some of my beads in person (until further notice hopefully).
Well the holidays are over now and it's back to the 'ol grind I guess. I'm hoping 2010 will bring me some new routines as well... new routines I've been postponing for quite some time but now realize, it's definitely time for some changes. I'm not going to necessarily call them "new years resolutions" but instead "positive permanent changes". I'm spending the day taking down the Christmas tree and putting away all of the decorations... a task that always seems to take longer than anticipated. But first, I'm going to enjoy a nice hot bowl of wonton soup, hoping it makes my sore throat feel better. I've been struggling with a bad cough/cold for the last week or so and I'm hoping to feel better real soon.
After a few electrical glitches and a wasted strand of lights, we're up and running with our Christmas lights outside (and a fuse hasn't blown yet!) Living in a 75+ year old home, the electrical panel and fuse box isn't the greatest. For years, every time we used the hair dryer in the bathroom, the Christmas lights would blow! I think we solved that little issue by hooking the lights up to our pool pump outlet!
Just thought I'd chime in here to display a little 'ol teaser for the holiday greeting I'm sending out! I have them all packaged up and ready to go in the mail tomorrow. So for those of you on my snail-mail list, look out for it in your mailboxes in the next week or so.
I'm anxious for Christmas early this year (only 22 days left!) and I'm going to head out shopping again tomorrow... always trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone!
Nothing else new these days... I have a few custom orders I have to make in the next week and then I think I'm going to take a break from the torch for a little while before the holidays, and start fresh in the new year prepping for the March Oasis show!
I'm just packing up, getting ready to head off to the country's capital for the Ottawa Glass Bead Artist's Show! There's an astounding amount of talent that will be there so if you're in the area, you won't want to miss it! It's amazing that we all use the same medium, the same tools, etc and all of our work is so unique and entirely different from one another! It's all in the imagination of the artist!
Hope to see you there! It's free admission too! :)
Happy November! Please take a second to vote in the poll on the right-hand side of the screen. Please feel free to post comments here as well, explaining your reasoning (or defending your habit of buying hundreds of beads and doing nothing with them!) I know we ALL do that, we have projects in mind and we never seem to get to them! :)
Brought to you by my indigent camera feature on my blackberry, LIVE from the Toronto Bead Society Show on Halloween!
P.S. I'm quite annoyed that I didn't manage to get a photo of myself with the other "witch" lampworkers. Aw well, there's always next year. BUT, I did get quite a few compliments on my partial costume! :)
Thanks to all who came out for Day #1! Back again tomorrow!
Just wanted to pop in here for a few minutes to let you all know that I've been featured on the OGBA (Ottawa Glass Bead Artists) blog in preparation for the 2nd annual OGBA Show and Sale coming up next weekend! Click here to read the feature.
You will also see my work included on the OGBA Show postcard advertisement, which will be available for you at this weekend's Toronto Bead Society Show. If you can't attend the TBS show this weekend, but you'd like a postcard with all of the OGBA Show info, please just email me your mailing address and I'd be happy to send you one.
Well, I better get back to packing up for this weekend's show. It's in the CNIB Building on Bayview in Toronto this year. The show runs tomorrow October 31st 10 - 5 (you can shop for beads all day and still have enough time to get the kids ready for trick-or-treating after the show) and Sunday 11 - 5. Hope you all can make it!