Saturday, August 30, 2008

Well we're off!!!!!!!!

We are off this morning for Italy! Leah Fairbanks and I will be teaching a workshop in Murano. We will be in Venice and Murano for about 10 days and then off to Sorano. This is a photo of Sorano, it is located in Tuscany. My father, step mom and sisters will be joining Whit and I for this part of the trip. We have a Villa here and will be doing lots of day trips throughout Tuscany! I will do my best to keep you up to date on our trip. I know that we will have internet in Murano, not sure about Sorano. But of course there is always the iphone..............

Be talking with you soon!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


My great friend Kathy was here visiting for a while and yesterday we spent the day in Seattle walking and shopping all over! We stopped at The Securities building because Kathy wanted to see the skylights that I had made back in 1995. This is a photo of 9 of them, there are 2 more sets just like this in the main entry of the building. Each panel is about 3 1/2' by 3 1/2'. They took me about a month to finish them. This was the last job I did in my stained glass career!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Frantz Bash!

This Saturday is the Frantz Bash! It is always a lot of fun and a great party! If you are in the area be sure and stop by!

I will be demoing my mothwing bead there Saturday morning. Pat Frantz, Michael Barley, Sabina Boehm, Kimberly Affleck, and Corina Tettinger will also be demoing some wonderful beads!

I will also bring Jim Moore's Bead Riveting Machine and the new Bead Releaser to show how they work. I have made some beads on 3/16" mandrels and have already cut the tubing so I will also be showing how to silver core a bead.

Looking forward to seeing many friends and making some new ones! And Kathy, Jen, Nicole and Kristi I can't wait for our dinner at Alderbrook!!!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Fun in PT

This weekend was our annual summer street fair and crafts show along with the farmers market. As you can see it was a lot of fun!

The above photo is of Andy Mackie. He is one of the organizations that Michael Barley and I donate our money to from classes that we teach each year. Check out his link!

The rest of the photos are from the parade......... enjoy.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Great time in SF

Whit and I had a great time in SF! I wanted to give a big thanks to Kathy and Devon for taking us around the city! And also thanks to Devon and Peter for the wonderful dinner! They know the best places to eat!

We were just driving by so I did not get the best photo of this spider but it looked pretty cool as far as spiders go........

A cool painted heart in the city.

We all loved the lotus painted on this heart.

And of course the Golden Gate.

Well Towanda won't leave my side since we have returned home! Whit snapped this photo of her sleeping on top of me! I tell ya she follows me everywhere!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Vittorio Constantini's Class at The Gathering

What an amazing man Vittorio is. I was lucky enough to get into his class at The Gathering in Oakland. He is just incredible.... I learned so much from him. He and his wife Graziella are some of the most gracious people I have ever met. I am looking forward to visiting with them at their studio in Italy in about two more weeks!

I think it is safe to say that everyone in the class had an amazing time! It was great spending time with all of you!

I will leave you with our class photo and some of the pieces that he demoed.

We all had such a great time! Just look at all of our smiles.