Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fine Art in the Park, Jonesborough, TN

THANK YOU!!! to all of you who stopped by my booth today at the Fine art in the Park show in Jonesborough, TN! My lampwork glass beads and jewelry should be available on by the end the week. Just click on any of the thumbnails on the right, under "stuff for sale" and you will be taken directly to my online shop to see my available work. I'm still transitioning from letterpress printing to lampworking, so you will find a variety of items available, but everything is handmade by me. :) Thanks for looking! and please drop back by every once in a while to see what new things I've made!

Friday, October 16, 2009

EGA Retreat 2009

Well, today is the first day of a really fun event that I have attended for the past several years. The Knoxville Chapter EGA does an annual retreat, and this year I had the pleasure of being the co-chairman! There have been many late nights recently preparing for this event, but it's finally here and I can't wait for it to start. We will be in Abingdon, Virginia for a couple days at the Jubilee House Retreat Center just stitching, shopping, relaxing, and making new friends.

One of the cool things a group of us did this year was make some wool nametag pouches. They are to be worn around the neck and we made little embroidered names that will be pinned on once the ladies arrive and choose their "pocket".

These are the three I made from recycled, wool sweaters that have been felted. Aren't they fun?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Just Making Lots of Beads

There has been quite the flurry of activity at the torch these days...and I’m loving every minute of it! Unfortunately that means I haven’t had time to post pictures of my new work, but after the show in Jonesborough there will be plenty to go around. :) I’m spending every spare moment creating as many new pieces as I can by the 24th!

Here is a little piece of inspiration I found in Jonesborough a few weeks ago. As a result, I’ve created several soft pink & white beads. I can’t wait to see how they turned out when I check the kiln in the morning! Maybe I’ll try one tomorrow with a little accent of green & burgundy. I just love the contrast of the flower with the leaves in the background!