Thursday, July 19, 2007

Family History in jewelry form

This piece is my jewelry entry for the art show at work. The stones are smokey quartz with soldered charms in between. I made it with the intention of it just being for show but it's pretty comfy to wear, if I ever just wanted to wear it. I'm really happy with how it turned out. I need to put it in a shadow box for the display so my only concern is the black background otherwise I'm all set and with my submissions.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Vegas Baby

It has been unbelievably hectic and crazy this last few weeks but the fast forward is this...

The Order of Phoenix was great, head out and see it now that the crowds have died down. My friend, Jen, and I saw it last Thursday after a great pasta dinner, the perfect follow up to a rough week. Transformers, also worth seeing as was Live Free Die Hard (husband's pick) if only for the mac guy.

We celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary on the 30th of June and it was great, we got a new flat screen TV for the bedroom. This has prompted a few new furniture purchases to support said TV - we're out of control. But, the hubby's b-day is coming up and to celebrate, we're heading to Vegas. He likes to gamble and I can't wait to relax, pack up some books and settle in to not work and relax. I'm ready for the shopping, resting and the nothing happening that will be going on.

On the art front, we're having an art show at work and I'm submitting two pieces. One a mixed media entry and the other a jewelry entry. This is the mixed media entry. I mixed the traditional Laurie Mika style clay tiles and larger soldered "tiles". Hopefully I won't have to hide out in shame...