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February 8, 2013: Apparently, I'm so lazy I can't post here unless I get a new bead book. Actually, I've been working on taxes, helping my daughter move and making jewelry. All three of those activities continue at their own special speeds. The move is fun (really), I'm obsessed with jewelry and I still HATE taxes.
I need a frame of some kind to make better leather wrap bracelets, but I, like everyone else, love the look. The group has acquired a new member and she's going to teach us to enamel copper. Can't wait for that.
Classes have been very good. I enjoy introducing new people to jewelry making. Tomorrow will be Heart Day at The Spiral Beadery. Pendants and earrings and earrings, oh my.
But yes, there are new books. Exciting books:
Metal Jewelry in Bloom is made for exploring metalwork, which is right up my alley. Author Melissa Cable is mega creative. she experiments with the tools I crave, but also with hardware store stuff. I love that I can start leaning to make beautiful jewelry without breaking the bank.
In Patricia Kimle's Exploring Canework in Polymer Clay, color is king. The author is a master of poly clay. You have to see what she can do with a few blocks of clay and a toaster oven. Kindle's work is gorgeous. And you can do it too!
February 13, 2013:
"Creativity is intelligence having fun." Albert Einstein
March 2, 2013: With the help of our newly resident expert, Bea, my jewelry group has been etching our hearts out. Some things I've learned:
March 4, 2013: House of Blood Jill's new house became the "house of blood" when a poor guy who was there to clean the air ducts got hit on the head with a drill. I'd heard head wounds bled a lot - it's true. The good news is Oklahoma City's emergency folks are very well trained, and the guy is fine.
Then our Blake cut himself when he was preparing an avocado. Four stitches. One hopes the rule of three is an old wives tale. Still, a nice ritual sage cleansing might be in order.
April 8, 2013: Catching Up When I started writing this blog, I wrote every day. Then, life jumped in and I didn't write very often. The result has been that big chunks of great stuff (trust me) have been left out - kind of like those wonderful thoughts you get in the middle of the night that vanish with the dawn.
Today, both Margaret Thatcher and Annette Funicello are dead. The pterodactyl is back. And I still haven't finished the taxes - that's why I'm writing now - so I won't have to work on the taxes. Also because I don't want to go out to Dog Town to retrieve the dead mouse the pterodactyl left. (I know it was dropped into Dog Town by a pterodactyl because we have periodic pterodactyl issues, mostly involving otherwise missing water from the fish pond, and the mouse has been dead for months, so no crazy feral cat left it behind when strolling through Dog Town on a dare from her fellows.)
I don't like mice, dead or alive. Several weeks ago, I went to the garage to feed the dogs and as I bent my head over the dog food container, I found myself face to face with a freshly dead mouse (in a trap) that required disposal. This new mouse will add fun to my life. ... It didn't.
As for the death of Mouseketeer Annette, I'm sad. I remember seeing a photo of her dressing table drawer filled with bottles of perfume. I could remember other things, but I suspect she would have liked that memory. She seemed like a sweet person. Not an Iron Lady at all.
We took the kids to Norman, OK, to see and hear Margaret Thatcher at the University of Oklahoma. I'm not Mrs Thatcher's biggest fan, however, she was an important figure in late 20th century history. And a woman with power. Rest in peace, ladies.
On a jewelry note, we went to the OU Medieval Fair yesterday. I wanted to see knights fighting with broadswords to compare that style of fighting with last years fencing with rapiers classes. Much more bashing than technique, but that's to be expected with swords. I did see some basic wire elf earrings and hope to try making some soon.
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