Saturday, June 30, 2007

What is it about a new hair cut?

What is it about getting a great hair cut that makes you feel so good?? Everything else on you can look like know your hair kicks ass. My hair stylist does amazing cuts. I walked in feeling blah and walked out feeling great. My hair is shorter and it swings. I can spike it up or let it go flat and straight. I love a good haircut. I posted a new pic of me to the right that shows the cut.

To Boring to Blog?

I think my life is to boring to blog. I get up...usually late....dash off to work...spend the day catering to all my scientists needs....wait what seems like an eternity to go errands....get home and feed the cat...feed myself...collapse in my to Lou for a few minutes when he gets home....go to bed...usually late...and get up and do it all over again. Weekends are spent doing housework or yardwork and trying to squeeze in time to make some jewelry. So there it is. I should change the name of my blog to TO BORING TO BLOG.

I'm in a mood. I've been in one for a while. I'm tried of being the go to person at work....I just want to be the stupid one that nobody asks questions of because they are too stupid to know anything. I'm tired of the feeding frenzy that work seems to have become. It's a feeding frenzy and I'm the main course. I said that to one of the other Admins at work and she laughed and said....Well that's cause you're so delicious. That has had me giggling for days

Monday, June 25, 2007

Where has June gone

OMG...where did the month go?? Why does time go much faster when your older than when you were young. I remember being about 8 years old and thinking that I was never going to grow up fast enough. Now I just want to put the brakes on. Days disappear into weeks and months and I wonder where it all went to. I did manage to take some pics of the beads I got at B&B.

Michele Goldstein the skeletons and bones!!!! She's so cool!!!

Gail Crossman Moore...great bead...bad picture. This is the one Michele says needs Viagra.

Larry Brickman Bead...this thing is the size of a tennis ball.....about a pound of glass in this. This will be a showpiece in my studio.

Stephanie Sersich Bead

I finished a bracelet for a customer using these beads by the fabulous Donna Mehnert. Missed her at B&B this year.

Time to go...I cleaned the garage after I got home from work and I am beat. Everything on me aches. Time for some ibuprofen and to crawl into bed for a long night's sleep. Besides...there is a really bad Jean-Claude Van Damme movie on (that's redundant isn't it). I'm losing brain cells.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

What a Bead and Button

I spent 8 days in Milwaukee for Bead and Button. I'm exhausted. Classes were for the most part good to great. Celie's PMC class was awesome. It was such a kick-ass project and we learned a lot of new techniques. The class was so good that everything after that was anti-climactic. I reunited with Cris, who I met last year. She is like my twin sister. I feel so comfortable around her. We both got manic during class because we were out of our own comfortable workshops. Somehow we named the frenzy.....manic monkey.....monkey manic. Works both ways. I think we finally settled down a little on the second day. Although we got chastised on the third day for making noise. We also hooked up with Gigi in that class. What a sweetie!. We all want to take classes together next year. My other classes were wire work and a chain mail class.

I worked for Michele on opening night. It was fun to be on the other side of the vendor exhibit. She is sweet and funny and makes great beads. Check out her website. She is also a talented photographer. I was so busy the entire week that I feel like I didn't get enough time to talk to her. Next year I think fewer classes. I met Amy, Cynthia and Jill from Toronto. They had the booth space next to Michele. I have a girl crush on Cynthia. I ran into Susan Kazmer a number of times. She has such a high energy level. I don't know how she does it. I which I had a small percentage of her wattage.

I didn't buy many beads. Although I did get a large collector's bead from Larry Brickman, a cool dagger bead from Stephanie Sersich, a great botanical bead from Gail Crossman Moore (which Michele thinks needs Viagra), and some skulls from Michele. I'll post some photos when I get a chance. But that's not alot...I usually buy bags full of beads. I bought some Thai silver and a couple of kits and that's it.

Saturday I had an all day class, but decided to cut out after lunch and drive home. I was so fried I couldn't look at another beads or even think about it. Once I made the decision to drive home early...I was really charged up. It was good to get home. I will miss all my B&B girl pals and look forward to seeing them again next year.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Bead and Button---Day 2

I'm taking a class with Celie Fago called Polymer Inlay PMC Pendant. It's a great class and the pendant ROCKS!!! It started yesterday and goes until Monday. She is such a fantastic teacher. Chris (who I met last year) is also in the class with me. I ran into Kristin who was in one of my classes last year. I stopped in to say "Hello" to Susan Lenart Kazmer. She is teaching right next to my classroom. She is so much fun.

Chris, Paul (her husband) and I helped Anne Mitchell and Kate McKinnon set up their classroom last night and then went out for dinner. It was nice to catch up with everyone. Michele Goldstein comes in tonight and I will catch up with her tomorrow.

I am always so amazed at the teachers who are willing to share their Celie, Susan, Anne, Kate. I have run into so many of the other kind. Usually the better the artist...the more willing they are to share. All those on my favorite teacher list are the best!!