What has 2012 given you?
The last two years living in Los Angeles I was able to take classes from world reknown glass gurus Claudia Trimbur-Pagel, Sara Sally LaGrand, Bronwen Heilman, JC Herrell, to name just a few. I picked up skills using Precious Metal Clay Silver as an addition to selling my beads by incorporating them into various pendants and rings with this magical substance. I took a jewelry class and learned to solder and patina the silver. Using those skills I learned to make a bezeled pendant out of a sheet of Sterling Silver.
I met some forever friends who changed my life forever, Sheila, Tiffany, Kelly, Judith. Judith became my BFF and was always there for me when the road seemed to come to an end and I didn't know how to move ahead. She ushered me into a new beginning with her never ending wisdom. Tiffany, Kelly and Sheila met me on the other side with smiles and hope for the future. Many others along the way didn't even realize how they were holding my tired arms up. My two sons Adam and Gabe believing in me all the way and helping me physically and spiritually.
I enjoyed the weather, the yoga and being a Californian Now that I am back in Washington and I look back at what I've learned and experienced, I am ready to move forward using all that California gave me.
I've stepped back into my life in Washington with a new zest and curiosity for what lies ahead for my family and me. I know it is going to be an adventure.
Happy New Year to you all and thank you for all you've given me over the last year. I hope to give back to you tons of enjoyment, laughter and peace as we all move into 2013.