This blog is intended to document my journey into the world of handmade artisan lampwork beads.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Long Time No Write

Well, actually I have  been quite busy.  Having to work 5 days a week instead of 2 or 3 is well, getting in the way of progress on the bead front.  Though, I have  managed to finish Maggie’s FAFSA, which was a literal pain in the butt. However, I did not finish the taxes.  Then UofL has the audacity to send a letter saying I had put a figure that they thought was unusually high for Maggie’s scholarship and grant amounts.  Well, If you get a full ride it is a big amount that you have to pay tax on. 

Our dear old Jeep just up and died.  It had to be towed to the repair shop and is beyond help.  So we bought a new used Jeep Liberty and life is good.  Maggie has been home for spring break and we have had a wonderful week.

I have a windsock almost finished for my dad.  I couldn’t just do something simple. No, I have to do a Whale, Ocean and Seagull. I promise Dad I will ship soon.

But today was the big day to turn in the 5 pieces to be Juried by the Sheltowee Artisan group in Somerset.  They will keep the pieces for a week.  I will find out 10 days after that if I have been accepted.  Thanks to my dad’s beautiful framing skills, I think my presentation is pretty darn good.  Now if the beads pass, we will see. Danny and I were both surprised to see the other items that were going to be juried turned in, such as states of disorder, cardboard boxes, no documentation, etc.  I turned in 3 necklaces with matching earrings, one pendant on a chain with matching earrings and a bracelet.  I agonized over what to present, but it is done and they only jury once a year so if I don’t get in this time, oh well.


We also went to see Alice in Wonderland this afternoon.  Definitely not the sugar coated version.  I must have jumped out of my skin 10 times and we didn’t see it in 3D.  I would hate to think of what it looks like in that mode.

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