Thursday, July 30, 2009

July 31 1976

a little walk down memory lane....

Monday, July 27, 2009

ISGB Gathering

Here is a video from the opening night at the Gathering. If you watch close, you will see me about 4 or 5 slides in.
It was a great time!! More pics later but do enjoy this, it has some great beads in it!

Monday, July 20, 2009

International Society of Glass Beadmakers

That' s a formal name yes? It's a worldwide group of glass beadmakers. We meet every year for the 'gathering' which is a conference full of glass nerds. Glass nerds is not the best description, but what we do is watch demos, see new products, new colors of glass and tools, and rub elbows with some of the top glass workers in the world.
So Wednesday morning, I'll be leaving the cabin on the lake that we're staying at, and flying to Miami Florida. Hey.... I am thinking the beach there will be a fun place to visit.
It's going to be a great time seeing some friends and taking lots of pictures, and lots of notes on new techniques.
I'll be reporting back and maybe even will get a post in from Miami. Probably not a picture though unless I can figure out mobile upload!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

back for a visit

I'm back to visit in Houghton Lake, Michigan. It was home for 30 years and you can see in this picture I lifted from the tourist site, it's a very large lake. We arrived to 60 degree weather, which was the 'high' on Monday. That is a big contrast to the 90 degree weather we had in NC. We are seeing many friends from when we lived here and enjoying the lake views. I haven't been in the water yet!