Friday, January 28, 2011

Moss and Violets Bracelet

I am happy to say that after months of working on this, I have finally finished it. I am still thinking of adding a piece to it so that it can be a bracelet and necklace, but that will take some time and some designing. I am thrilled with how it looks and feels. I told someone it was like an abstract panting which changes every time you look at it, and every way you look at it!

These freeform peyote stitch pieces are so rewarding to work on. They evolve from a tiny patch of beadwork into a full textured piece of wearable art.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Cold Today!

It was minus 10 this morning! Good thing I was staying home with a sick child. We didn't leave the house all day, and that's a good thing. Brrrrrr!
So , it's a good time to show off some recent (and not so recent) photographs that I'm proud of. Enjoy.

Monday, January 10, 2011

January in Maine

It hasn't been a very snowy winter so far. Yes there is white stuff on the ground, but it isn't covering roads and sidewalks, and like the kid in the grocery store said "It isn't getting me out of school!"

When I lived in Baltimore we had late openings, early dismissals and snow days quite often and for much less snow than this. So being a teacher in Maine in winter means a bit of excitement when flakes fly, but don't get your hopes up for time off... that rarely happens here.

I still enjoy winter here. It's very lovely, not super cold and fun to have soups for meals on chilly days and evenings. Long underwear solves lots of problems and hunkering down under blankets and comforters can be very pleasant.

And always, there are thoughts of spring just around the corner.

Flying Pig Stamp

Usually I sell jewelry in my etsy shop, but now I have increased the amount of rubber stamps that I sell. This one seems to be popular, so I thought I'd show you a picture of it. You can see more stamps if you go to my etsy shop.