7.30.2008

Arte y Pico award...Thank you!


How sweet of Miss Moonbindery to send me this all too cool Arte Y Pico award ..in case you don't know who that is, she's a bookbinder artisan who constructs beautiful one of a kind hand bound books in her studio in Kamloops, BC...go and take a look at her lovely work. I admire all things hand crafted, don't you?
Now I need to pass this goddess of creativity award along to 5 deserving blogs,
But first.. The rules for this award are:
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributing to the blogger community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award-winner, has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winners and the one who has given the prize should to show the link to the "Arte y pico"blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.

First up is the most delightful Blaze Danielle~ is that not the name of an artistic soul? Her sweet artwork is reminiscent of Beatrix Potter and her blog is always a treat to visit.
Next is Diana Fayt at One Black Bird ~ someone whose work I've admired from afar for some time. She's a ceramic artist whose work is simple, yet very unique. You could spot her work from afar...the mark of a true artist.
Third is a woman who may be tired of receiving awards! :), but I'd like to give this creativity award to Cynthia of CND Jewelry Tales just because I always enjoy her 'jewelry tales' so much.
You may not think a cooking blog could be up for a creativity award...but if you take a peek at Baking Delights you'll change your mind; and get your cooking pots out. Mary, those photos are mouth wateringly gorgeous!
Sometimes I pop on a site and sit there with an open mouth..not pretty I know..but be forewarned. You will most likely do the same when you visit BeadLust. Robin Atkins has recently taken ATC's to a whole new level. No these are not ATC size but they are tiny works of art. An extremely talented and highly creative lady whose books have been poured over by many many budding beadists.
If you have some leisure time take a look at these blogs...they're thoughtful, well written and full of talent. Enjoy..♥

7.13.2008

Handmade glass beads

Latest set of handmade glass beads up for auction on EBay. Captivating caramels and silver blues created with the delectable glass rods from Double Helix and the German made Lauscha glasses.

7.11.2008

Back in the saddle...

so to speak. :) Whew!... we are moved into our new place and have been for a few days now. That was a lot! of work. I'm pretty sure there's at least one more move in our future and I plan on hunting down some pros to do it for us..that would just about be worth any dollar amount, don't you think!?
But I do have my work room set up !woohoo! We're just waiting on some part to arrive in order to finish off the ventilation system, and there is quite a bit more paraphernalia to figure out where to put. (this place is somewhat smaller than our last home) ..but my glass is organized and my torch is ready to fire up. I'm good to go.
In fact, I was itching to check out new room vibes very early this morning and have a set cooking in the kiln as we speak. I'm so happy to be melting glass again and I ♥ Hope all is well with you!