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Friday, November 21, 2014

Week 47 ~ Hope(ful)

After two weeks in my cold unheated dungeon I am hopeful that my bird order will be flying out of here Monday... I have a few birds left to solder then final cleaning and packing...  Here's a few of them  waiting to fly west (for the winter)....
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Week 46: ~ Faith(ful)

Focus on Life week 46   Ugh..   That means there are only 6 weeks left in 2014 where did it go?
What does Faith(ful) mean....
:loyal, constant, and steadfast.
:having a strong belief 
"The toughest thing to do sometimes is have faith.  Faith in yourself, your path in this big crazy world.  We get so down on ourselves and its tough to climb out of the hole.  This week we will focus on being full of faith and  happy with our everyday lives."

Anyone who follows/friend-ed me on FB will be familiar with the following image..  I have enameled copper poppies in my etsy store  Nov 10 I had a custom order for 8 red poppies with black centers... The woman thought she was ordering something from the image in the store... she wasn't but I had faith that I could figure out how to do the order  and this is what I made....
"Least we Forget"

The same day at supper I got a call out of the blue from a store that I used to make stained glass birds for in the 90's wanting an order  I haven't made any of them for over 5 years but the glass is still in the dungeon so that's where I'll be for the next couple of weeks...  Our basement is really damp and unheated and as the snow falls outside the window I'd even rather be shoveling the driveway then stuck in the dungeon making birds... but I said I would do it and have the order shipped by Dec 1... & I know my faithful companion will not help.... She'll wonder why I am ignoring her .... while she sleeps in front of the oil stove....
Faith (less) Companion !

  Off to play in the dungeon!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Week 45~ Grateful

I'm back; After  32 days 11.865 km (~7,400 miles), 5 provinces, 24 states and Washington DC.. what am I grateful for... the fact that the snow held off until Nov 2, the day after we got home!

Couldn't resist taking a picture of this poor lost beach ball in the stream, it showed up in our yard half way through the sunner

This tree was turning colour  when we left at the end of September, I'm surprised it still has leaves!

The other thing that I'm grateful for is that our brakes failed in a gas station in central Tennessee not going down the mountain into Chattanooga 3 hours later.... Also it was a nice warm sunny day to sit on a curb in a parking lot and read a book for 5 hours!

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Week 37 ~ Windows

Well we were off Island yesterday and I saw the perfect window, however neither of us had a phone or a camera to take it's picture...  We were in a little art gallery called Crow Town Gallery near Lubec Maine and they had 'Framed' the window in the back wall of the gallery overlooking the salt marsh.  So as you moved around the gallery the image in the frame changed.  Very neat, but no picture so you will have to settle for a bunch of my stained glass windows....  In no real order except possibly chronological (?)

Corel Cat circa 1996 ?  Sandblasted, leaded copper foil overlay etc....

T-Rex was a vegetarian sand blasted overlay copper foil (horrid picture... never seems to be the right time of day to take stained glass that is 'installed')  Circa 1997

Hummingbird panel  copperfoil circa  2001

Kingfisher and Raven (horrid pictures)  Copperfoil and wire work circ 2003
These were done for a show in SK called for the birds.. 

Commercial Bevel set that got stretched to fit the hole  leaded ... circa  2005
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Week 36 ~ A Door

One of the things our house has is way to many doors..... 3 of the doors have matching red screen doors... One of them used to be on the upstairs bedroom until it was blown off in a storm!


Front door, former bedroom door, gallery door.....

Saturday, August 30, 2014

week 35 ~ lazy days of summer

Today is my birthday....


View of the yard.. everything is still green!

Playing...  flat lapping these beads then etching them.. made them some friends yesterday......
Need a gallery stock picture for a provincial online web site, selection of pottery and one of my bracelets...

Always hated the timing of my birthday... end of summer and back too school.. now it's just the end of summer and endless cold gloomy days too look forward too!

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

week 34 ~ About the Ground

Maybe some of these flowers aren't really about the ground  for some reason my poppies didn't grow this year.. this is what the deer left me!
Flowers

More flowers and Bee
What I spent my week doing  For some reason I twist the 'first' row (odd count peyote) and spend hours ripping things out or just cutting the threads...  Finished with NO TWIST!

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