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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Another Christmas has come and gone...where ...o... where did the time go...Not much doing on the glass front here...everytime I want to get some glass stuff done.. I get side tracked.....

Had 3 good days skiing @ Big White with my husband, daughter and grandkids...Was mighty cold but the skiing was fantastic.

Have spent the rest of the time cooking, eating and trying to figure out the Blue tooth phone thing ...as of the 1st of Jan. we must use hands free phones..

Also I have been organizing my pictures that are on my lap-top..seems I have not done anything with them in a couple of years...my New Years resolution is to do them every month and then not have to spend a whole weekend making a mess of them..

We had a Red Tail hawk land in our yard today..my husband took a pic. of him as he was making a meal of a California Quail....Apparently it was quite interesting.. I will post a pic. him...the bird book says they rarely eat fowl...only rodents...I guess the quail was on the no fly list...!!!
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Back from Vancouver, managed to fill another dumpster.. and got things organized in the old house..(I am defininitley getting rid of all the stuff I don't use).

.... and back to the studio..we have a display down at the R.C.A. I have started it but not finished. it's good exposure...Have to add a few more things, it will show a good range of all my projects and classes.

Had a class of very nice ladies today.. doing wire work with my hand-made glass beads...everyone did exceptionally well. I was impressed...
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Well..things never turn out how we would like them..I had all my ducks in a row..that would be pieces of glass in my case...
After my last class I returned home only to have a phone call from my cousin saying my Uncle had passed away.... We were going to Vancouver anyways...so we spent the whole 4 days throwing stuff in a gigantic dumpster.. I knew he liked to keep & collect things.. (cameras especially..over 300 of them) but no idea he was such a hoarder... One dumpster later and another to fill...
Anyways..another trip to Van. on Mon. And a quiet family graveside service for him as he left no instructions for his final demise...
Soooo .....we just have to wing it..
My husband and I came back vowing to get rid of all the extra stuff we have surrounding us...
All this stuff just creeps up on one... I think we can get by on very little because we all have our favorite things.. and use only maybe 40 or 50% of what we have....
So another job to do in the near future....
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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Another fabulous day in the Okanagan..seems we are having lots of them these days.

Finally got the studio cleaned up and ready to start production for the HOMES for the HOLIDAYS.. gig...
Did a bead-making class yesterday at the RCA.. great ladies to teach.. They made some lovely beads.. Now I just have to anneal them... My kiln is just about fixed.. we have all the parts.
We took it apart and saw that it was just the infinite control switch where some of the wires were fried.. Got the new one at the local appliance repair shop.. how easy was that??? Sounds too easy to me!!!
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Where did October go? Can't believe it's almost November... we have lived in the Okanagan for 10 years now..that's amazing too.
I have been busy teaching and making pieces for the up-coming ...EVENT..
'Homes for the Holidays' Nov. 13, 14 & 15..
I will be at the Martin Lofts.. 700 Martin Avenue on Friday Eve. 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
This is by admission to ticket holders only..(http://www.selectyourtickets.com/)
On Saturday (Nov. 14) I will be at the Rotary Centre for the Arts...Studio 203 (no tickets needed here)
There is also a big artisan Sale at RCA all that weekend..Our studio will of course be open...
The Evergreen Art Gallery will be up for viewing also...
Not sure where I will be on Sunday..
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Friday, October 02, 2009

These are the pics. of pieces that I fused in micro-wave kiln about 20 years ago...

Now it is official..I have my web-site up and running
although I have to finish it off and add some stuff ...that will be a challenge for me
My daughter Stacy helped me..she is the techno whiz around here..
There is not enough time to do everything...
My kiln stopped working...looks like I need a new Controller..The solution to fix it is not easy (parts have to come from Toronto) or cheap.. but I figure I will up-grade to a digital control..
I have ordered a new mini-kiln that uses the micro-wave to fuse glass..only can do one large cabochon at a time..but it will be a good teaching tool as I will be able to use it at Studio 203.
I used one of these about 20 years ago and then they disappeared off the market... I still have the pieces that I fused.. will post some pics. of them....Fusing is really "HOT" right now...no pun intended..
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Another fabulous day here in the SUNNY Okanagan....
Another day of teaching at the RCA..this time it was fused glass...had two great ladies...they were excellent students...very nice work... will post pics. of their work when I finish fusing.
The studio is working out very well... Follow Me on Pinterest

Friday, September 18, 2009

I am being represented in a NEW Gallery that is showing my ART Glass panels and Beadwork Bracelets:
A Woodside Design Gallery...1561 Pandosy St. Kelowna...
If you are in the area drop by and have a look
or drop by the RCA and say Hi.. I am usually there on Monday afternoons and some Wednesdays, depending on if I have a class...
I have my first class to teach on Monday....It is a lampworking class..
Our weather has been just fabulous...too bad ...we had to put the boat away for the winter as the lake is too low to get it off the lift. Oh well. I have lots to do to keep busy. .We have a big show the 13, 14, 15 of Nov. @ the RCA
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Another fabulous day in the sunny okanagan.. time to get some work done...have been making a lot of beads and finally got them all annealed...now have to clean them... Follow Me on Pinterest

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Had a great "Grand Opening" lots of friends came..many thanks to all who came...

Getting ready to teach some classes and start designing more pieces..have lots of ideas.

Have been making a lot of beads lately..I love to make beads...they are instant little master pieces...whereas designing and building an art-glass piece could take a week or longer. Follow Me on Pinterest

Sunday, August 30, 2009

It"s been a while...
I've been busy getting things ready for our big opening of studio 203..
It's looking pretty nice..floor painted, walls painted, I have some of my pieces hung up.
There's always a lot more to do than I think.

Learn more about our studio at www.rotarycentreforthearts.com
See pics. etc.

Our "Grand Opening" is Sept. 3rd...4:00 - 9:00 PM Follow Me on Pinterest

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Another smokey day......Can hardly see across the lake
My daughter is working so we are looking after the grand kids...all they like to do is go swimming and eat... My grand-daughter (age 8) is becoming a pro at water-skiing..will post some pics later.
We are getting our studio..(now named Studio 203) at the Rotary Centre ready for moving in!!!
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Monday, July 20, 2009

It's Monday and the fire is finally settling down....really hot here now and apparently getting hotter by end of week...
I am busy getting my course schedule ready for the fall. Will be teaching some glass courses at the R.C.A. ....... http://www.rotarycentreforthearts.com
Looking after the grandkids for a while..they love it down at the lake
..Oh well, it's tough spending time in the boat on the water.. but someone has to do it..
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

What??another fire...we have been watching the fire grow from a very small plume of smoke to a very large all consuming fire across the lake...amazing to see it from this side this time and not be in the middle of it as we were in 2003.. It is moving south along the lake shore towards Peachland now....

Apparently there is another fire up Vernon way, I can see the smoke from here...and there is a lot of it... The winds are very big..up to 60 km. per hour...that does not help..
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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Just found out that my submission of my art glass panel "golden moments" (see my pic. in previous post) got accepted... it will now be up for bids all over the world...
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Sunday, July 05, 2009

July at last..time to get back in the studio... before the summer guests arrive....!!
I have sold a few pieces recently and my stock needs replenishing... Follow Me on Pinterest

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The verdict is in...We got the Studio... YEAH!!
We will be taking up residence at the Rotary Centre for the Arts come the 1st of August Follow Me on Pinterest

Friday, June 12, 2009

Donated a lampwork bracelet to the Yacht Club for a fund raiser...Variety Boat for Hope..
Friday night...went for a little boat cruise out on the lake...
We are having a garage sale at my daughter's house on Saturday..getting ready for that..
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Monday, June 08, 2009

Finally got all caught up with all my 'chores'...Had a great trip to Easten Europe...sailed down the Danube (& no it is NOT Blue..don't know where that came from..it is more like our Fraser River only a LOT bigger)..
Lots happening in the art department...a Studio has come up for rent at the Rotary Centre so I have been busy doing a bio, etc... I would be teaching glass, beads and cabs.. Here's a pic. of one of my creations..
We want to start a co-op with Precious Metal Clay, and Silversmithing..
Hope we get it...
I have been busy designing some wind chimes/wind-whimsies...have to figure out how to photograph them best..will try & get some pics up soon..
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Saturday, May 09, 2009

Went on a road trip to Eagle Crest Resort in Oregon recently with sister-in-law and her husband.

Had a great time hiking and biking..the weather did not fully co-operate as it was a bit chilly and did snow on occassion...We didn't get to horseback ride or play golf as planned...Did learn a new Dominos game called Mexican train..must admit I won most of the games...

We leave on Thursday, the 14th for a boat cruise down the Danube River.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

April is here.. won 4 free ski passes, equipement rentals and lessons at Big White... great for the grandkids & Stacy..we got up quite a few times with them....Still lots of snow up there..it closes down thru lack of interest....Had everyone here for Easter dinner.
Now it's time to concentrate on my art glass ....
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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Wow! what a spring break....lots of skiing at Big White with Stacy and the grandkids...they are doing fantastic..to think they just started in Feb.09.. Also did some swimming at the local pool..we can't wait till the new pool and water park open..next week...Lots of hot-dog and marshmellow roasts on the beach....this is the only time of year to do it as the water is so low at this time of year...Now it's time to ge back to my glass studio...lots of geat ideas to implement....going to up-cycle some old jewellery and see what I can come up with...
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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring is finally here ..yea! Took a picture of this guy out of my window..I think he is waiting for his lunch to wander by!!!
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring is just a few days away...the robins are back..fighting over the mountain ash berries that are left.
It's March break so we have been doing some fun things with the Grand-kids..swimming, lunch at the Yacht Club..and skiing..
Mr. Willy the cat has awoke from his winter sleep and is following me around all day.
I have been spending at least an hour at the torch most every day so will have some pictures of new bracelets to post...if I can just take some good pictures of them..I have to spend some time reading my camera manual... There is never enough time in the day to do all I want.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Here it is- almost the middle of March. We are still in the deep freeze.
Have been re-oganizing my studio..
Time to dust the cat hair off everything and get busy in the studio...
Have made lots of wind-chimes in bright colours..
Finally got back at the torch and made some beads.
Tomorrow looks promising weather - wise...have to get back out
with my walking group..so sick of wearing boots and heavy coats..
Can't wait for the warm weather.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Well..Jan. is almost over..We are out of the deep-freeze and glad of it...
the walking trails are still very icy and dangerous..I. finally went out and bought a pair of Yak Traks.. don't want to break any bones...
Been skiing quite a bit..conditions are really good. We took the grand-kids up on Sunday to try out their new skis...It was so hot up at Big White....everyone was skiing in their t-shirts...
We definitely need a lot more snow for the duration of the winter...
Woke up this morning to a few of our deer friends grazing and sleeping in our yard...at least the deer fencing is working and they don't get to munch on our cedars any more...
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