Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Still soup weather . . .

. . . here in the Midwest. Of course, for beaders it's ALWAYS good weather for soup! Bead Soup! Don't know what Bead Soup is? Click the photo below to find out!

Pretty Things - Bead Soup Blog Party

I received a most AWESOME and GENEROUS bead soup from my partner, Kitty Durmaj, of Eugene, OR. She's a self-described Francophile and boy does it show! This fabulous collection fits right in with my upcoming trip to France, can't wait to start playing! You can view Kitty's blog here: Perles and Life. Please stop by and check it out.

Here are photos of the FABULOUSNESS I received!

Thank you, Kitty!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

True so true . . .

. . . I am not very good about keeping up my blog. I've been recovering from eye surgery, though, and my vision hasn't yet returned to normal. Although I was late, I finally got my Bead Soup out to my lovely partner Kitty Durmaj. You have probably seen her work several times in Belle Armoire Jewelry and Jewelry Affaire. Believe me, Kitty is a woman of STYLE!

Here's a preview of the soup I sent:

I just know Kitty will make something BEAUTIFUL! To see what Kitty received, check out her blog here: Perles and Life.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Dunt dunt ta da!

My partner for the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party has been announced! She is Kitty Durmaj from Oregon, a fabulous jewelry artist who has been published MANY times! I am both humbled and intimidated! Please take a few minutes to have a look at her blog at www.perlesandlife.blogspot.com.

HUGE thanks also to Lori McDaniel Anderson for the tons of work she does to make these events successful. I LOVE the partner she chose for me! Check out the Bead Soup Blog Party blog here: http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/p/what-is-bead-soup-blog-party.html.

Busy weekend . . .

. . . as I babysit the neighbor kitties,

work on getting Bead Soup ready for the Bead Soup Blog Hop, and begin working through "Creating Art at the Speed of Life," by Pam Carriker.

So far I've put together the journal I'll be working in. It's a start!

Part of this exercise will be working with materials I already have and trying SO hard not to buy more! This means the journal is not made from the recommended weight and type of watercolor paper. It also means I don't have bookbinding tape so I have substituted tape from Tim Holtz. Check back for progress!