Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jeanette, me and Gabe at 26 Beach restraunt in Venice Beach, CA. Having a great time.
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Friday, June 18, 2010

Mt. Rainier on the way to California.

The  most beautiful purple blossomed trees line the streets of Alta Loma, CA.  I had to take a picture to share, however, in person they are just so much more.  Having a great time - ordered more glass to have ready for me when I get home.  Some really beautiful colors. 

Love you


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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Headed for Palm Springs

Rock Garden Restraunt
Palm Springs, CA

On our way to Palm Springs today.  Hotter than Hades.  I'm lovin it.  Already selling beaded keyholders and beaded bookmarks to friends of family.  Spreading my love for "glass" everywhere I go.


Friday, June 11, 2010

Tai Chi's new lampwork bead

Tai Chi got a lampwork bead for his collar. He loves it and is wearing it with great pride. His "mom" is a lampworker, as you ALL know by now. ;-)
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

One More Day

One more day and I'm off to California.  I got some new glass today and it is YUMMY!  No bubbles at all in the clear.  I spent the evening experimenting with it and now...I think I may go crazy for three weeks not able to make beads!  Well, I should come home bursting with ideas that can't wait to be melted in with a rod of glass.

Everyone needs a break from whatever their passion from time to time.  Recreation is the spring board for re-creation.  So, I'm going to make myself take a break for re-creation's sake.

Gonna make some lemonade from the lemon tree in Gabe's backyard - Venice, CA.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

California or Bust!!!

Leaving Seattle for Los Angeles on Saturday.  I so enjoy my trips to California.  SUNSHINE - I just soak it up.  My body is so depleted of Sunshine, it has turned a sordid milky white color.  I've never been white.  Only in Washington.  Not to say Washington isn't beautiful.  It is beautiful.  There just isn't much sunshine.  The natives love it.  They love to tell people that the sun never shines and it rains all the time.  Not only is that true - but folklore has it, it keeps people away.  Crazy as it may seem, it works.  Except, of course, in my case.

So every few months, I export myself to sunny California to visit my son and now sons (my oldest, Adam, moved to California about a month ago) and my sister-in-law Jeanette.  Then after a week, off to Las Vegas for three days and celebration of my birthday on the 22nd, then back to LA and celebration of my youngest son Gabe's birthday on the 25th.

On the 27th, mom will be joining us for a week.  Oh boy...

Well, I'll be posting pictures of the ocean, the beach, tan bodies, half naked bodies and happy people.  Most likely, they will all be related to me ;-)

Later then, yes, it's raining again.  All hail, Seattle.  No wonder I get such joy sitting behind a torch for 8 hours a day.  It reminds me of - THE SUN and that, keeps me smiling.  The beads I create are frosting on the cake, the cherry on top my icecream sundae...ahhhhh


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sunshine in Washington

There are not many days you want to take a picture of Sunshine in Washington.  But, today was one of them.  The sun was shining in between the shadows.  I wanted you to see!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pipe Dream

I'm calling this one "Pipe Dream".  Not sure why, but it seemed to fit! 

Finally, I've gotten ahold of some dichroic that actually sparkles when placed on a bead.  I hope it shows up in these pics.  This one Is back on the artsy side which is where I'm happiest.  Layering is the answer to my dilema as to depth in the beads.  Now, how to layer and what colors work best in layering, stringer, etc. is the next question. 

Whenever I hit a wall, the next big breakthrough happens.  So, I'm waiting, for the next big breakthrough ;-)

hugs and enjoy - Suzanne
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