Thursday, December 31, 2009

Welcome 2010


As I reflect on this past year, I can't help but wonder what will the new one bring? More important - what do I want it to bring?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Magic of the Every Day

"There is power in the magic of the everyday" is a statement made by Laurell Hamilton on her blog about her new book. This statement really made me think about what is truly possible on a daily basis and how important it is to live in the moment. So often I find myself waiting for those "big moments" to define my life... another birthday, another deadline, the next class to be taught... this list goes on and on!

The new year is nearly upon us. I don't normally make a formal resolution list but I do choose a few ideas where I want to focus my attention. This idea of finding and exploring the power of the everyday magic will surely be foremost in my thoughts for 2010.

Here is a close-up of some roses I just painted.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Snowflake Time

One of the best things about living in Florida is not having to deal with the cold white stuff on a daily basis in the winter. Most of our "cold" weather is found indoors and manufactured. One of my favorite places to find the "cold" is at ICE at the Gaylord Palms - and that is on our holiday list for Friday night. We did have a bit of a chilly weekend which has helped us get into the Christmas spirit.

I created a new pendant to wear to some of the holiday parties. It is a large snowflake on a premade coral pendant purchased at Michaels. The snowflake design is created with Margot's Miracle Mud from Unique Glass Colors. This is an amazing new product that I will certainly be using on lots of future projects! You put the mud into a cake decorating bag with a very fine tip and pipe it out just like frosting. There is enough open time to use a paintbrush to manipulate the mud into all sorts of shapes. It also dries hard, is paintable and can even be fired in a kiln. Talk about versatility!! If you want more information, just follow the link in the right hand column for Unique Glass.