Wednesday, July 21, 2010
When I was a young girl the long anticipated break for summer was a time to immerse myself in books. In summer I would spend days at the library . I would sit in the children's section the entire day and read cover to cover. I loved to read! I could escape in the pages to places I would never go. It was like having a holiday without leaving the library.I found friends on every page I turned
and adventures that most certainly always turned out fun . All that and I could be home by 6 pm; never alone but with a armload of adventures to keep me company! I do not get to the library much anymore but my love of a good book has not ended . These days my adventures are with my girls as I share with them the love of a good story. It is such a memorable time to sit and snuggle and read together ! Some great books to read with little girls are Butterfly Kisses, by Vicki Churchill, Stella by Marie Louse Gay, Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots ? by Carmela Lavigna Coyle, and our 2 year olds very favorite Russel the Sheep by Rob Scotton . If you are looking for a gift this summer for a book lover be sure to have a look at http://www.etsy.com/shop/sixbabygirls?section_id=6971429 for some beautiful bookmarks for that special person that loves a good read !
Friday, July 9, 2010
I just love the look of glass and gemstone, and with my latest design I have incorporated a violet blue double diamond cut quartz with the iridescent glowing lampwork beads ! The dots on the glass beads are like opals shimmering and iridescent ! It is glorious to behold and the weight and size are just right . Quartz is used to cleanse focus and amplify energy levels in the body. It realigns and refocuses the body , mind, and spirit toward clear goals; beautiful and healing what a bonus !
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Well I finally have time to sit and reflect on the past 2 weeks at the Art show "The Works".
It was a thoroughly exhausting event with very long 12 - 13 hour day with lots of people looking and lots of people commenting on how much they liked my work which really made the long days worthwhile ! I also experienced some really remarkably beautiful work ! Being located in the heart of the city made for some very interesting characters and the entertainment was endless . One of the most loved and commented upon pieces was this bracelet . It is a compilation of many beads but has a vintage feel about it with lovely rose pink hues and a textural,tactile feel to some of the beads which really demands that you pick it up and touch it which was what many people did ! Although no one purchased this particular piece many a pendant walked away ! If you might be interested have a further look here http://www.etsy.com/listing/51064921/sweet-charlotte-lampwork-glass-bead . I had a interesting time at The Works met some fabulous Artisans and thank everyone for stopping in !