A Quiet Week …

After Michigan’s first snowfall of the season (Monday) and a stressful weekend at work, I decided on a low energy, restful week.  We made some comfort foods (nachos, mostaccioli and quesadillas), played with pups and talked about Christmas plans.  I made a card and moved some dichro cabs along:       On a positive note …

Tinkering …

Cuz – I can.  I’m on vacation.  No – we’re not going anywhere.  But I’m taking a much-needed break from (ER) work… We’ve had a beautiful SUN day.  DH shared his plans to build a deck on the pond … My dad has a birthday coming up … 71 years young.  So, I made a …

More Baby Steps …

Cuz that’s how we move forward!  But first … Look at this!  Aunt Piggy and Uncle Clyde ‘lording’ over the Neo babies … Too Cute! And back to baby steps:  We got the new shelving unit up – and full.  I like it.  Sure, I’d like it bigger, BUT … I have my lesser-used (coe96 …

Amazing!

I got a wee bit side-tracked today.  My new phone arrived – and I had some learning to do.  Samsung Galaxy S8+ … Oh My Goodness … I love it!  I’ve been taking pictures, pictures – and more pictures!  What an awesome phone camera!!!  Little to no photo-editing to correct colors or lighting needed … …

Oh My Goodness …

I did it again!  Chalk it up to this time of year; a knee-jerk response to a bit of family drama; too many learning opportunities – or just an internet-shopping glass junkie spree … But I got my fix!  MmHmm!!! I watched a reverse enamel painting tutorial … so, I have a fine collection of …

So much going on …

I knew this would be a crazy couple of weeks – what with turning 29 again!  [… Oh, yeah – and the presidential election …]  Since I can only control what happens in MY REALM, I can safely report we’ve been busy; Life and glass go on … I continue my battle with time, power surges …

There be some Red-Neckedness up in here …

Yep, it’s that time of year … DH is doing some housing-upkeep projects!  Gotta love him for it, but Jeesh!  He’s power-washing decks WHILE refinishing the kitchen/den floors.  This means I have a grill and patio set in my driveway and kitchen furniture in my garage … Red-neck BBQ, anyone? Since we can’t have any …

Sunshine and Summer-Lovin’

Thank goodness for sunshine, pool-time and Summer!  I am officially over this past (nursing) weekend!  I’ve also played a bit in the studio:  Freeze-N-Fuse … It’s been 3+ years since I last fiddled with the technique.  Much better results this time around!  So, ya know … more ideas! I’m also playing with my plotter, working …

Having a clean studio ROCKS!!!

I have three kilns running and more projects planned.  What a productive week … I worked on some jewelry, wrapping up a custom cab order.  Here’s a double dichro dragonfly pendant moving along (in the kiln now for a fire-polish) and a couple of penDot rings!   I have the coffin running with future spoon …

Restocking, custom orders and … penDots

Equals PLAYING …  So, this is what you can do when all of your kids are ‘self-sufficient’ … Amazing!  I love it … I’ve sold out of a few Michigan-specific dichro cabs … and all four of my two-legged kids attended/are attending my alma-mater … So, totally due: And, I’m wrapping up a custom-order … …