Thursday, September 30, 2010


Jelly fish at the sea life center in Seward. So very peaceful ......

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Liz and I arrived in Anchorage last night. We are having a blast! Drove to Seward today.... what a beautiful drive. As soon as we arrived it started pouring. It has let up a bit. We are staying at an awesome B and B here and are hoping to see a few bears that pass by here daily. Tomorrow maybe go for a hike or look for some sea otters..... we will see what the day brings.

Sparky and Babog getting all tucked in!

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Best Friend...

Me and my wonderful husband Whit. He is the best! I feel so blessed to have him in my life. Whit is probably the most giving person I have ever met. I know that many of you have met him and feel the same about how loving and giving he is.

I am so honored that he is my husband and my best friend.
I will miss you sweetie this week while I am away...
I love you enormously squared!

Sunday, September 26, 2010


The Port Townsend Film Festival is taking place this weekend. The students, Whit and I all went walking around downtown to partake in the event. We had a great time! The outdoor movie was The Princess Bride and had a packed audience. Our fountain was all decorated to its fullest!

Been having a fantastic time with the students. Today we will be making pmc and regular silver bead caps and coring the beads made during class! I will be sure to get some photos of their finished pieces.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend....

Saturday, September 25, 2010


This is a totem that Jennifer Geldard and I did a few years ago. We have decided to have a few classes on making totems! The first few will me in March here in Port Townsend in my studio. If you are interested just let one of us know or comment here. The first class is already full.

It's a beautiful day here today. Day 2 of my 3 day Masters Class. I will get some photos this weekend of the students and their beads.

Last night Whit and I were on our way to my Dads for dinner and the sky just stopped us in our tracks..... it looked like feathers in the sky.... just wanted to share the beauty in my photo of the day.

Friday, September 24, 2010


As promised... photos of the nice clean studio! I am teaching a Masters Class here this weekend and plan on having it just as clean when I am done... Lets see how that goes!!!!

I will be putting together a schedule for 2011 classes that will include some great guest instructors in glass as well as metal... stay tuned, it is going to a fun year!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Photo of the day

A pod of ORCAS passing by our house last evening! This is always such a magical experience... there was a baby with them! Sure hope we see them on their way back....

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Autumn!

It's official. The first day of Fall. This is by far my favorite time of the year. I leave for Alaska in less than a week with a good friend of mine. We are hoping that the weather there will hold on just a little bit longer for us to get in some great hikes and photograph the beauty there. Maybe even get lucky enough to see a bear or moose.... you just never know!

Enjoy the day......

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sun and Blue Sky!

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Sneak Peek....

Just a sneak peek at part of the studio. The de-cluttering is coming along quite nicely. I am hoping to be totally done by tomorrow.... just a little bit more to go in my silver area and then done! It will be ready just in time to fill a few orders before my Masters Class this weekend.

Soon I will be working on a new teaching schedule for next year that will include some one and two day workshops just in silver as well as some more glass classes! If there is something any of you have been wanting to learn or have any suggestions I would love to hear them.

Have a great night!

Also if any of you want to participate and be added to the links on the right under photo of the day just let me know!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Sunflowers and daisy's are my favorite flowers. A very good friend left me a bundle of them sitting on my vespa for my birthday.. what a happy surprise to come home from a wonderful day and see them sitting there!

On another note the studio is almost finished!!! Should have some photos probably by Tuesday!

Stay tunes.......

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Although it is a beautiful warm and sunny day here in Port Townsend fall is definitely starting to settle in. Actually this is my favorite part of the year!
What's it like in your part of the world right now?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Photo of the day - Web

First thing this morning I went outside to capture one of the many magical spider webs that appear over night. Now if only I could find some peace and be friends with them and not so scared of them! I will have to work on that!

Today is my birthday and have had just a fantastic day! Lots of friends stopping over... My great friend Liz made me a beautiful chocolate cake... lots of phone calls from friends and family... great dinner with Whit, my Dad and Sally...

Life is very good... looking forward to many more wonderful years to come!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cat with attitude

I am still working little by little re-doing my studio. These are some pottery Day of the Dead pieces that my best friends sister made.... I am finally getting around to hanging them in my studio! Thanks Sandy!
The studio is coming along quite nicely. Soon I promise photos!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Spent most of the morning de-cluttering the studio, making lots of progress and will post photos when I am done.

Decided to some yard work and heard some noises in the tree..... just my friends stopping by to say hello!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Photo of the day

Still working on the studio today. Getting rid of lots of clutter!

Another painting I purchased on my trip to Australia.
This one is by

Jeannie Mills Pwerle
titled - Yam Dreaming

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I am working on cleaning up the studio today and decided to hang some of the Aboriginal art I bought while in Australia.

This piece is by Colleen Wallace Nungarrayi
Bush Flowers Country

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Photo of the day

Photo of the day.... lets see how long I can keep this up. I am going to try and post a photo everyday of something that I am doing or saw throughout my day!

This could be a lot of fun.... maybe some of you should try it as well and I will post a link to your blog. It will be interesting to see the photos and see how long we can keep it up.

So my first photo of the day is from our Saturday farmer's market....

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Great Book

Whit bought me this book while I was away. It is great! I have looked through it and wanted to share it with you. Lisa has done an awesome job on it. You can buy it from her at


Saturday, September 4, 2010


More photos from my last class....

The Canberra group! What a great group... All of the classes were just awesome.

I can't wait to go back!

The Brisbane girls....

Our PMC caps going into the kiln to be fired, wish I would have taken more photos of their finished capped beads! They were great. Send me some photos to post you guys!