Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Hello again my dear friends and visitors! I have been away, but have not forgotten you. I know it has been a while, but all my trips are done until August. So I have some catching up to do.

Perhaps I have been delaying my post on this since I have not found the right words to articulate how wonderful it was. Candice and Julie hosted a wonderful and personal event. They looked after every detail and it was wondeful. Four days in a cabin with truly wonderful ladies. Dinner on the deck every evening with linens and dishes it was a special. Some quick memories...Shari causing me to laugh so hard my side hurt, meeting Rebecca at the airport her warm and caring spirit shining through her wonderful smile, sitting next to Misty in Kristin's class and her graciously tolerating my silly sense of humor. Passing by the Osmond Family Studio and remembering fond childhood memories...way too much information here. Diana who was the most prepared person I have ever met. I don't know how she packed it all.Jen a fellow beader who is just starting out on her journey. Sitting by the fireside at night with such wonderful discussions. I can't even begin to describe the wonderful time I had. Pictured here is the cover to my fabric journal made in Kristin Steiner's class.

Seattle Classes with Dallas Lovett
I keep trying to love seed beads...but I am just a metal and wire girl. Dallas combines metal with seed beads and was teaching in Seattle...so I had to take his classes. Here are a couple of my projects...I may have convinced him that the patina on wire gives it a wonderful vintage feel. The third bracelet is almost done, but will have to wait for another time to share. I did change the designs a bit from class...I can be a rebel.

Classes with Teesha and Tracy Moore in LA

I met my friend Renee early and she took me on a whirlwind shopping tour of California and then on to classes with the adorable Tracy and Teesha Moore. I have always wanted to take a class with them and when this opportunity came up I had to go. I have to "thank" my understanding and wonderful husband who holds down the fort while I am away. Here is my metal journal from Tracy's class.

Puget Sound Bead Festival
Well this is local and a definite stop. Again took some seed bead classes with the darling Marcia DeCoster...I love how her pieces are components. I can't wait to finish this one...it will have a total of 5 little medalions...here are three and one I think I am going to redo.

Then on to weaving with extra fine gauge wire using a basket weaving technique to create these little pods...my oldest thinks the green one looks a little like a slug.

I am having an MRI on my back on Thursday and hope to find out what is causing my serious back pain. It all went terribly wrong when I started working again and now there are days I have a spasm and almost fall over...so wish me well. I hope to finish up a few more projects and will share them soon.


Jen Gabaldon said...

I am so glad your are back! I was very excited when i saw your post on my blog :) I had such a wonderful time getting you know you and everyone one else at Art Nest, your pieces are truly inspirational to me. I know what you mean about those seed beads, i am the same way! Good luck on thursday with your MRI,i will be wishing you well. :)

edina said...

Oh Lisa, I'm so sorry to hear about your back and hope it's nothing serious! Wonderful photos from all your classes - I'm still so bummed I missed out on seeing you in LA. Glad you and Renee had fun! :)

Amanda Elton said...

Lisa your work is BEAUTIFUL! I wish I had your talent for jewelry. I'm still struggling with that darn necklace from artnest. Hope all goes well with your back!

deb said...


You have been one busy girl! How fun!! Love your creations.

Shari Beaubien said...

Sweet Lisa, I have loved looking through the photos of your various creations. But you take care of that back! I want you to be well and pain free!! Hugs, Shari

Corey Moortgat said...

I love the cover of your book! Thanks for letting me know there's a light at the end of the tunnel with kids- I live for the day that I can take them out to dinner easily! Good luck with your MRI...