Friday, February 26, 2010

Hernando POP, People Of Passion!

Hernando POP is a non-profit group for the arts that was just founded by Gus Guadagnino, a local businessman here in Hernando County (Brooksville.)  In the front of the building he runs a marketing firm, Dream House Marketing, and in the back there's a huge studio that is used by local artists to offer classes. (This organization is too new to have a website, but when it does, I'll post a link.)  I'm one of those local artists (of seven,) POP, People Of Passion.  I'm offering my polymer clay mosaic tiles as one class, and another is mixed media collage.  I held my first class, and two women had signed up (you have to start somewhere...)  One canceled, so I did a one-on-one class with a lady named Becky who is passionate about art in all forms!  I forgot to bring my camera so she emailed me a picture. She has kindly agreed to let me share the picture of her collage here, and I think she created a fantastic piece of art.  Take a gander!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Honest Scrap award! My first blog award. :)

I received the Honest Scrap Award from Amanda Makepeace, check out her blog here.


Recipients of this creative award have to list ten things about themselves that few others know. Then they pass it along to seven other blogs. :-D

Ten things you might not know about me:

1. I'm a closet gamer, I play Mafia Wars and Castle Age on Facebook.

2. I love to eat really healthy! (Boring?  Nah.)

3. I talk to trees.

4. I fly by the seat of my pants.

5. My favorite movie: The Big Lebowski.

6. I was born above the Artic Circle in Finland..

7. I don't like cold weather.

8. I spend too many hours on my computer! :)

9. I don't like chitchat much.

10. I, and my neighbor's horse love apples.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sold a bracelet on etsy today...

Time to break out the champagne...!  Sold this steampunk bracelet on etsy today.  It has all kinds of goodies on it, and it's going to Dallas, TX.  I used to live there once upon a time, back in the 80s.  It was a good place to live, and I think of the Texans with great fondness! :)  And I love the enormous. mostly blue, Texas skies, although they could get pretty scary at times.  I've got pictures of tornado clouds, and the thunderstorms were horrendous.  They've got bigger bugs in TX than we do in FL, and hotter summers, if you can believe it.  For the record, didn't mind the heat...  :)  Anyway, keep on keeping on!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

If you like spritual blogs, this one's for you!

My friend Rev. Caroline Dawley has a delightful blog with lots of inspirational posts.  Check it out here.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Winter is back here in FL!

It didn't snow yesterday in the Tampa Bay area, but the panhandle got the white stuff!  As I sit in my house bundled up with 3 sweaters I wonder if it ever will get warm again!?  I love the warmth, the hot chili pepper living, the sultriness (or you can call it muggy) of our summer days.  Can't wait!  My most beloved plants are inside, crowding my living room, but a lot of them froze dead in the past hard freeze we had.  It's the coldest winter here since 1956!  (So they say.)  I know, I know, I shouldn't be complaining.  For Valentine's Day have lots of LOVE and Chocolate, in that order! :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bead Soup Party---day of the reveal!

Today is the big day of the REVEAL!  I made this lariat necklace with beads I received from Norma in Oregon, and I'm very pleased with the result.  I am auctioning it off and I will send the entire profit to The Prem Rawat Foundation that deals directly with sending funds to help suffering people all around the world--right now Haiti.  Shipping is free and the bid starts at $ 10.  The auction will run until midnight  February 17, and all you have to do is post a comment and leave a bid.  Even if you don't want to bid, please leave a comment!  No pressure. :)  Please check out the other blogs involved in the party.  We had more than 80 entrants, so the variety of jewelry created is spectacular!
Check out the list of other blogs involved here. Thank you Lori Anderson for creating the party!

The lariat measures 19" and the pendant is 3" long.



Sunday, February 7, 2010

New Ning site for torch-fired enamel affectionadas...

Barbara Lewis of Jewelry of Distinction has created a ning site for us torch-fired enamel bead lovers!  If you're interested, there are lots of tips and know-how, and AWESOME pictures of jewelry fabricated with torch-fired enameled beads.  I think it's the hottest thing (no pun intended.)  :)  Come one, come all!