Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I've been very busy working on my Margie & Me piece

and having a lot of fun with seeing the great colors come together. I'm hoping my piece isn't too gaudy - and also hoping I manage to get it done!!! It is a blessing to say that I've become rather busy over the last few weeks. I have two jobs, that don't include beading! And in another blessing, I got a big custom order on Etsy over the weekend!! When it rains it pours! I didn't work for two months over the summer and that was anxiety producing to say the least, but I did get my house really clean and do a LOT of beading! And in many ways, the time off really connected me with my beading. I made space in the day for beading every day and even now that I am working, I've stuck with that commitment of going to that space every day.

But in the MEANWHILE....I learned a NEW craft! LOL! I took a class at the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts (where, incidentally I will be teaching a class this spring! Yay!). The class was paper collage, taught by Laura Dixon (who makes spectacular paper collage artwork!!!!) The medium is using only magazine paper torn into pieces to create the image you want! It's crazy cool and FUN! I'll never look at a magazine the same again. Anyway - here are a few of my beginning pieces:

Hoping everyone is having a blessed and creative week!


  1. How cool are those pictures? I don't have the patience for that or the artistic ability so I will love looking at yours!
    Can't wait to see your Margie and Me!
    Thanks for looking at Just Peachy those rings are so addicting and thanks to a real good friend I now have enough crystals to make lots more!

  2. I love the pictures from your class at MD Hall! I live right outside of Annapolis and work downtown on Duke of Gloucester ST. And, how fun that you'll be teaching there in the spring!

  3. Wow what a gorgeous selection of colours.

    I won't have time to make a piece for this one but going by your beads I can't wait to see what you come up with!


  4. Maryland Hall is awesome! And I love your color choices!


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