Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Can you see my happy dance?

I will spare you the picture. This weekend I get to take a journaling class with Judy Wise at Innerstandings in Portland. I am very excited to spend the day journaling and learning some techniques from Judy. My daughter has a basketball game on Saturday...so I will be driving up very early on Sunday morning to attend.

I have a few half started journals, but I never can seem to commit fully to the process. Perhaps this class will be the start of a new phase. I am not sure if it is the blank page or just that my thoughts always seem to be spinning around so fast in my mind that I can't really seem to get them down. Kind of like my blog...I have all these thoughts about what I would like to say, but I just don't always get them down in the few minutes I have.

So I am going to give it a go this weekend. I know it will be a fun class and a happy distraction from my daunting "to do" list.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Yes...I have been working on the blog design! Still more work to do, but I need to get back to cleaning my studio and finishing some new jewelry pieces.

I read a great quote issued from the Queen of Rainbow Fairyland, "Don't look for the magic, the magic will find you!" It seems of late that the magic has found me in my studio these last few days. I was so inspired by the studio cleaning that Nina completed that I found myself yearning for a bright and shiny studio too. So I have begun the process of cleaning.

I hope the magic will find you too!

Your fairy is called Bramble Iceglitter
She is a bone chilling bringer of justice for the vulnerable.
She lives in leafy dells and bluebell glades.
She is only seen in the light of a shooting star.
She wears bluebell-blue dresses. She has icy blue butterfly wings.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A little of this and a little of that....

This is my favorite coat, and I think it now officially 3 years ago that I fell in love with it...love at first site. What I really love about this coat is that I can put just about anything on and still look like I made an effort.

This little nest is from the sweet Allegra who wove those wires to create such a beautifully dimensional object. She also sent a new pair of cutters and I'll be giving them a test spin soon. They are guaranteed for life and can be sent back to the company for sharpening...so if you are a jewelry gal...these might be the ticket. I'll report back more on these later.

If you have been wondering where I have been lately I can only say that we have been very busy with Harvest parties, Halloween parties, soccer playoffs, a very wet trip to Portland for regional Junior Olympics etc....and from now until the holidays I will be running around like most of you shopping, making cookies, drinking coffee and generally trying not to let the holidays pass too quickly.

When all else fails I revert back to these words that were clearly posted at my daughter's preschool:

1. Take deep breaths
2. Count to 10 slowly
3. Say to yourself "calm down"

Ok...feeling a little better!

Wishing you and yours a very very Happy Thanksgiving!