Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year (of the snake)

Happy New Year, cuz 2012 was a bugger!

Christmas 2012

Dinner at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville is our favorite tradition.

When I have a treat in my hand Sandy snaps to attention and gets really serious.

Brian rocks his new suit. This is picture that inspired me to start the South Beach Diet.

This is our neighbors house. They do all this work and have to look at our house with zip for decorations.
I made this Gingerbread Dog house for our Vet Office.
Joining us this year were our long time friends, Josh, CJ and Steve.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Birthday Tattoo

Chris at Modern Age Tattoo updates my tattoos.

Still Sore but loving the results!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas Cactus

Mid November and we are being treated to amazing blooms.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Craft Sale at Fort Knox

 Tables set up and a long way till the finish line.


I picked up a cricket who stayed with me the entire show


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Nashville Nephew

Great visit with Justin who is in Nashville working on the CMA's. Cuz he's got it like that. We hung out for a bit and caught up some chit and chat.
Justin and I watched the Tigers lose their 4th World Series Game.

Justin and I have breakfast in Nashville TN.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall Hot times on the Mountain

The fall retreat held at A Touch of Glass in Asheville NC, called Hot Times on the Mountain, was a blast as usual. Around 30 of us Lampwork Artist met for three days. There were classes, auctions, raffles, gift bags, garage sale and my favorite the bead swap. This is where I get to take home other artists work. Since some of the people attending are quite accomplished this is a great way to plagiarize I mean get inspired by their work. It was awesome....
I spent as much time shooting as I did torching.
Debbie was a great new friend.
Lysa is almost as sic as I am.

Diane's beads blow my mind. I bought two last spring.
Here's Diane pulling a killer twisti.

Shae, Lysa, Kat, and Marina bead buds.
Unloading the days bootie from the kiln
Marci has wicked sculptural skills


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Etsy Sale

Thanks to my best friend and fan I sold two Lampwork bead sliders. Yea.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Wilma My Other Dog

I think the best word to best describe Wilma would be, loyal. She loved her family and was the happiest when she was following one of the seven kids around. At age 16 she passed. She tolerated many babies loving on her and snuck bits of food from their unsuspecting hands. She always squealed with delight when I came to visit, mostly because I always brought her a treat in my luggage. This gentile and sweet creature will be missed by her family and set the bar high for companionship. It won't be the same without her sweet face welcoming me. I know her family is crushed but will see her again.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hawaiian Necklace

I needed an entry for the Kentucky Crafted application and this theme has been in the making for some time. It's actually an upgrade from a necklace I made a while ago. This is what I will wear to my next Luau.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hawaiian Beads

Living on the torch as usual. Especially dedicated as its 103 degrees in Kentucky. Working on a set for my Kentucky Crafted entry.

As always my bead dog is close at hand. Its been so hot we can't walk her very far and being such a high energy dog she jumps on the treadmill.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Craft fair necklaces

I am turning my lampwork beads into necklaces using a combination of seed beads and crystals.

2nd Batch of Robins

It's the first day of July and Mom Robin has been guarding her nest for a few days. I snuck a peek and found 3 little ones. The nest is in a hard place to photograph so the photos are not the best quality. Still it is
pretty exciting to have a second batch of babies.

Friday, June 29, 2012

My Etsy

I'm now on ETSY! Since my job is moving to DC and I'm so not into traffic and politics....I'm going another route.

Just starting out but I think Etsy is a great location to direct my growing fan base. (Har Har)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tie Dye T shirts

Three days of soaking in the color.

They both came out pretty good.

You can never have too many Tie dyed Ts.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Alice Cooper gave us an amazing concert in Louisville.
His legend lives on.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Churchill Downs Team event

I lost my horse came in second.