Monday, November 8, 2010

A week, really?

I can't believe its been a week since I last posted...then again, maybe I can. Its been hectic here and I have been working a schedule of two days on, one day off...that gets me nowhere. Then I had 4 days off, was able to make beads only on one day out of that-and then only for a few hours. Nothing really to show for my efforts.

This past Saturday we tossed the boys in the truck and hit the road with only a vague idea of where we were going. Initially we thought Sonora might be nice, to look at the mountains and nature and all that...then we got the crazy idea to head to Yosemite. Its only about a two hour drive from here and the weather looked good so we went for it! I am so happy we did. Yosemite has been a place that I have wanted to see for it was even better than I had imagined. The pictures above pale in comparison to the real thing...just amazing. Since we didn't have a plan, we just hung around Yosemite Village and saw the basic sights, El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Falls, assorted lovely meadows and mule deer. Honestly, there is no way to take a bad picture there, I bet even a 5 year old with a cell cam could get some stunning shots.
Sorry no bead pictures (Yet!), but I hope you enjoy my vacation snaps!
Glass melting will resume on or around Thursday and I can't wait!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Goddess beads

The third newbie challenge is over at LE, and once again I learned an incredible amount from it.
Not that you would notice from the beads I made, but I really did. Sculpture has never been high on my list of things to do with glass, but this was really fun. I enjoy this shape and feel it is definately one that I can elaborate on down the line. Ideas are abounding and I already have plans for goddess sets...
This will be quick today because once again work has worn me to the nub and my brain needs to decompress. No glass today for me-I'm too tired to be productive-but later in the week I have some time off and will get back to it. Today is my DAY OFF and I am just gonna sit here, listen to a podcast or two, knit and roast pumpkin seeds. Later we'll watch the World Series...Go Giants!
Bead Pic of the Day-Goddess Trio