Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Photo of the Day - Ammonite

While in Seattle this last weekend we went to Vetri Glass Gallery . I had seen this piece when my friend Ilana was here visiting..... it was still there. I fell in love with it the first time I saw it and felt the same way again. Maybe when I go back for a girls Christmas weekend in Seattle, and if it is still there, it may be just meant to be taken home with me!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Photo of the Day - Pondering

Some things for you to think about.

Today I am celebrating! My second cast is officially off and I have got the OK from my doctor to start using my hand. So of course first thing I did was come home and put together more of my book case units from Ikea together. I am really looking forward to finishing up this project I started and get back to making some jewelry! I will start with little projects and making small beads for a few weeks and work into larger pieces slowly. Also am really looking forward to the gym again!

Be happy with the little things.......

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Seattle Play Day

Had a GREAT day whit Whit and some friends in Seattle! We went to the Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum and of course Wild Ginger for dinner.

Saw some work by William Morris. He is my all time favorite Glass Blower. I sure wish that he would come out of retirement!

Our view from the ferry on our way home. We couldn't have had a more perfect day.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Photo of the Day

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Photo of the Day

Lots of snow here...... don't think I will be riding my Vespa anytime soon!!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Winter wonderland here in Port Townsend today! We have received about 5" of snow at our house and much more around town. We went out and about today to take some photos and saw several cars in the ditches ... Christine was supposed to fly out today but we were unable to get her to the airport! A friend of ours tried to get to the airport and they left at 9:30 this morning and as of 1:00 they have still yet to make it to Tacoma!

Fort Worden...

Point Hudson...

Fort Worden...

Sculpture right outside my studio window at our neighbors house.

It is still snowing and to add to that we now have winds with gusts up to 45 mph here at our home. We are hoping that the power stays on!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Turkey Day!

It is a tradition for Whit and I to have a Turkey dinner for our friends and family every year the Sunday before Thanksgiving. We had 22 people over for a fantastic time and dinner. Whit sets up an 18" high table on the floor and people sit on the floor, the couch and the kitchen table...

This year Nicole Valentine joined us from Canada, Kathy Johnson and her boyfriend Bill from the Seattle area, Jim Moore and family, Christine (my sister) from Texas, Dad and Sally and neighbors and friends from Port Townsend...

Some of the gang...

Kathy Johnson, myself, Nicole and Christine...

Haden, myself and Christine!

Some of the food... believe it or not there was tons more! Appetizers and desserts....

Remember.... we all have so much to be thankful for... everyday.....

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Hawaii bound.....

Really excited about booking my Hawaii trip today. I am going to Oahu first and hang out with Ava, Justin, Milo and Dawn for a few days before the Whole Bead Show starts there in Waikiki. I can't wait to spend the days at the beach with all of them!

Just look at that inviting pool!!!!

Then I am off to Maui to hang out with my sister. Check out the place we are staying... Four Seasons Resort

My hand is already feeling better just knowing it will soon get to be in the warm healing waters of Hawaii!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Dinner with some of my favorite people!


Great dinner tonight with my Dad, Sally, Christine, Nicole and Whit!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanks Anne...

Anne, Nicole and I had a great day at Ikea.... love, love, love that place!

Bought some new cabinets, bookshelves and a butcher block rolling table for the studio. My studio will be all organized and ready for me to get back to work as soon as my hand heals up!

Anne happily assembling the cases for me.... Thanks again..... so very much!

This is one of the cases that will soon be replaced... hopefully Monday it will be done.

We start getting things ready for our big Thanksgiving dinner that we have every year the Sunday before Thanksgiving so I am sure that will keep us busy till then..... well that and the snow that I hope we get this weekend!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Anne Mitchell is in the House!

Anne Mitchell is here visiting with us before she goes to Bellevue to do a bead show there. She taught two classes here in my studio.... a silver findings class and a fine silver fusing class. Everyone did great and had a wonderful time. I so wanted to go in there and hammer away.... soon.....

Here are some photos of Anne's awesome work. If you are in the area be sure and go to the Bellevue Bead Show and check out her work!

Look at what she does with the wonderful beads of Terri Caspary Schmidt's Beads!!!!

A few of Anne's amazing pendants....

Great bracelets!

Fabulous necklaces!!!!

We are looking forward to spending a few more days together! Off to Seattle tomorrow.....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


guess who?????

It was a silly kind of day!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Power Outage!

Thank God for iPhones!!

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Sunday, November 14, 2010


Whenever you get Kathy D and Christine together you have wonderful food! Tonights dinner.... home made Mac & Cheese, squash soup and coconut cupcakes for dessert!

We also had a great day in the studio.... photos later.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Success in the Studio!

Kathy D is here and Christine just arrived early this evening. Today Kathy worked with PMC and resin and made these awesome earrings and pendant! I am hoping to make some soldered silver bezel boxes for them to fill with wonderful Art!

It felt great to be in the studio with Kathy today. I worked on unpacking my glass from Frantz and Double Helix ...... My hand isn't ready to play with PMC yet but am looking forward to soldering some boxes tomorrow!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Barred Owl

This Barred Owl stopped by for dinner tonight... rabbit was on the menu! Good thing Kathy D arrived about the same time to cook it up!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Port Townsend Gallery

Starting in January my beads and jewelry will be for sale at The Port Townsend Gallery. I feel very honored and excited to be part of this Gallery! It is going to be nice to get back in touch with the local community.
Port Townsend Gallery is a fine arts cooperative gallery featuring some of the best artists in the area. If you are ever in town be sure to check us out!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Website!!!

OK... I am still working on it but you can check it out! I still need to add my etsy and a links page. Let me know what you think and if it is working for you!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Great ear wires and posts..

Just wanted to share these great new ear wires and posts with you. You can get them at

These are going to work so great with my rings and bracelets and save me a lot of time!

This bird looks really good to me as well....

And I think that these will work out great with small lampworked beads hanging off of them. Speaking of small beads, I plan on making some this weekend. I think that I will be able to make some simple ones while wearing my cast... we will see.

Kathy D, my sister and Nicole (later in the week) will be here and it always makes for a very creative time in the studio. Kathy and Nicole are going to teach me and a few of my friends how to do some resin work. Always love learning something new!

Anyways check out the great designs at Pacific Silverworks!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Playing around

Took the ferry over to Edmonds today and while on the ferry I played with the app color splash. I think you would enjoy this app, check it out.

And of course went to the Apple ................. and maybe just maybe bought a new toy!!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Photo of the Day

Towanda and I love this time change!

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