Friday, June 29, 2007

Blooms From Buckets

This lilly blooms only when it rains buckets ............
Need I say more?
Thank you God for the beautiful rain!






Monday, June 25, 2007

Fused Dichroic Glass Pendants



Okay, now I'm in trouble. Thanks to a great teacher, Ann Rush, I am definately hooked. These are the first of many fused glass pendants (and more) to come; and the first of many classes I plan on taking with Ann. All I need now is a kiln....Allen can I change my wish list for my 50th Birthday?

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Hand-Formed and Lovin' It

Took me a little time, but I finally got there! I added a small black onyx cube to my first pair of earwires, and I love how they turned out! Simple, I know, but success breeds desire. Tomorrow I am off to a Glass Fusing/PMC Class, and I am SO excited.

Turn out the lights and see it turn

This may remind you of the disco ball that hung high up top the gymnasium at the school dance, but it's not. It is one of my new designs, and it is at the Da Vinci Artists Gallery ready to be snatched up. I actually made two, and one now hangs around my neck, occasionally, and I love it!
I feel like dancin'!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Father's Day 2007





Melanie helped Allen prepare a recipe this past weekend from Allen's newest cookbook - The Texas Cowboy Cookbook: A History in Recipes and Photos by Robb Walsh. It is a great cookbook, and contains alot of great Texas history.
The Maque Choux (Mock Shoe-which is not a french phrase but is supposedly of American Indian origin) that they prepared, from the fresh corn Jeff & Shannon bought at HEB, was DELICIOUS! How could a Father's Day be more perfect for a father, than to have two of his daughter's by his side?




Saturday, June 09, 2007

New York Findings

This combination is quite a show stopper, and one I am consistantly exploring these days. Natural is "IN' and that includes two of my favorites - bone & turquoise. Never mind that these carved bone beads came from my recent New York trip. M & J Trimming on 6th Avenue proved to be the largest trimmings store I have ever seen; and beads & findings were just a small part of it. I was on a mission to find carved bone beads that day, and carved bone beads I found. One focal point bead to match the rest was all they had, so I had to make one really groovy necklace with it! I am pleased.