I kinda like a good mess

At least I must...
I'm always in one.

I can relate to Charles Shwatrz's messy PigPen, because I've seen this premise in action. If you've ever seen the character you know that he doesn't have to do much to get dirty. In fact, he doesn't even move around. Smoot and grime just begin to mysteriously settle on him and in no time he's filthy. Both of my work areas have more than once experienced this odd phenomena.

That desk has now moved from creatively organized to a creative disaster...I know what I'm doing today....


Play date with Boro..

Oh I love boro glass! the color is phenomenal, but you really can't see that in a photograph. Sorry. You're just going to have to take my word for it. Hues of pink purple bronze and a green that makes me think of unearthed raku pottery.
This set is available right now on the Bay. Take a quick peek


The Colors of the Day..

I love color. I bought some raw un-dyed silk cord and some mouth watering colors to paint them with...you can make a million colors from 5, did you know that?? I've got silk cords in lots of 5 (3 ft lengths)available in my Etsy shop...changing all the time so check back often if you don't see the color you're after.

I do, or should say...I used to do, watercolor. I haven't had a lot of time for it lately. When I began to do flamework I told my husband that it would go hand in hand. I would put away the glass the odd week end and bring out my watercolors...that was 2 years ago and it hasn't quite work that way. Glass is pretty much it. Sometimes I'll notice a painting and imagine how the artist let just enough water run into the gamboge to make the sun light hit the grass like that. Or I'll watch someone and in my mind I'll draw the lines ...but for the most part my need to create is completely fulfilled in the glass. And that's because I get to melt color into color...
!glorious color! So.. what color are you, do you think? Colorworks ... I'm orange blue and purple..


This is not my favorite time of the year. The summer tees are put away, the robins aren't busy on my lawn in the morning and every time I step outside theres one more sticky leaf on my car. and things are dying. I left my potted herbs outside on the deck and they froze overnight. Can you cook with frozen herbs?
I'm just steeling myself for the snow. There's always lots of snow. Maybe I should learn to ski..


What all well dressed Faeries are wearing this Season..

Tiaras made of flame worked glass beads ...what else??

My mother sewed our clothes when I was growing up. There was little I owned that hadn't been worn by my older sister first (there were 6 of us..so Mom learned frugality). Sometimes I got a special dress or jumper that was custom made just for me...but that's a story for another day. Mom had an old box purse dating back to her youth that she used as a button box. I enjoyed running my hands through the buttons and exploring the colors and shapes and design of each button while Mom worked at the sewing machine. Every so often I would say, 'Look at this one!' and she'd dutifully look and agree that it was very beautiful. I still love buttons..some are like little works of art.
I was reminded of Mom's button box the other day as I watched my grand-daughter sort with great pleasure through all the wonkie beads I have in a bowl. She carefully examined each bead, seeing virtues in each one that I'd discarded as not quite worthy. She claimed that some of the hollow transparents had to be fairy beads and when I took a closer look I saw that of course she was right.
How could I have missed that? ...