Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Strange Place

My grandfather passed away and I painted this odd painting. It's really big, I don't know maybe 3 feet tall.

Oh the wind...

...and the rain... it's coming down sideways. Luke asked me to take him to the beach to see if it was flooding. It wasn't, but the waves were flowing in reverse and sideways. The seaguls, the ones in the air anyway, were also flying in reverse or sideways. Or both. Some crazy girls were twirling on the beach in the rain and the wind; they seemed pretty happy.

...on a warmer note, I enjoyed my first peppermint mocha of the season today. It was delish. Almost makes me want to hang some garland and lights up. Almost.

Friday, November 10, 2006

The Art Auction Last Night

It was really FUN! I didn't end up donating that big necklace because my neighbor, who is the marketing manager at the hotel where the show was, thought maybe it was too extravagant for this event and so I ended up donating 4 other pieces in it's place and wearing the big necklace instead. All my pieces went quickly, which was nice to see, and next year I'll have a better idea what to donate. We bid on, and won, a week long workshop for Luke at Gage Acaadamy of Art. I'm a bit jealous on that one. And then we won the raffle and got two free nights, dinner, parking, cocktails and breakfast at the hotel!!

So I'm going to put the necklace (lucky necklace!) on my site for sale after all. Wish me luck with it, I don't know how I'm going to find the right buyer for it, but let's hope the universe has some plans and will line that up.

I also went through and lowered some of the prices on some pieces that have not moved very quickly... trying to move some things along to make room for some new work.

Have a great Friday everyone :)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Another B.I.G. Neck Piece

Voting Day

No no, not another voice telling you to go vote. Just a cute little story to share.

Last night we had the little girl next door over for dinner. Somehow the topic of today being voting day came up and someone said to her that someday she could run for president if she wanted to. Her eyes got HUGE at this new concept. Luke then said to her "Yeah, and if you were president, everyone would have to listen to you and do what you told them to." Her eyes got even BIGGER and I swear, she made a noise that sounded like Homer Simpson thinking about donuts. It was really fun to see how much she like that idea. Funny to see a 5 year old little girl practically drooling over how much power she could have.

Here's to the day when our little girls can and will run for and become president.

And here is to Kesia, the SuperMutt:

Friday, November 03, 2006

A Slightly Better Shot

It still does not do it justice. I wish I could get a shot that really captured it the way it IS.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Auction Piece

I just finished this and I'm so excited about it. It's SO beautiful! I'm donating it to the 3rd Annual Art of Hospitality Silent Auction and Art Show. The event is next Thursday at the Mayflower Park Hotel on 4th and Olive Way in Seattle, 4-8pm. Proceeds benefit John Muir Elementarry School's Arts Program.

The neckpiece is made of my own handmade lampwork beads, pearls, garnets, turquoise and misc. glass. The pendant and toggle clasp are both handcrafted in sterling silver by the Karen Hill Tribe.

I'll try to get a better photo tomorrow when there is more light. Thanks for looking!