Wednesday, August 31, 2005
I started a new Flicker group called 'Home Vignettes Thursday' http://www.flickr.com/groups/homevignettesthursday/ It is just one of those things, I love groupings of collections or just *stuff* in my home. It inspires me with color combos, textures, etc. in my work. Come join us if you are intrigued with little collections with a purpose. Don't worry about the dust, I don't.
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
I have had dsl for the last month and a dig camera for the past week, I imagine everyone has noticed my over the top journaling and the like. I have been in Self-Portrait Tuesday for a bit just have not been able to accurately add to the group. Here is the shot I wanted to add. I could not for I am a basic user and ran out of space. You get to see another idea of me if you go to http://www.flickr.com/groups/selfportraittuesday/
Monday, August 29, 2005
I have just joined a new group on Flicker called 'Monday Night Dinner'. Here is our potatoe soup, fresh garden tomatoes w/olive oil and basil, mozzerella and pita triangles me and the girls devoured tonight. Call me strange but, I like fish sauce in my potat soup also ;)
A wonderful dragonfly spent the day on Sunday with with us in my case. We had fun using this as a mini anniversary escape for the weekend. I am not sure I will do the show again for the 3rd year. The women are wonderful but, this is just is not my venue.
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Friday, August 19, 2005
A little on Bellefonte: http://www.bellefonteonline.com/site/History.asp
-Talleyrand ParkBeautiful and serene are words used to describe Talleyrand Park. Its location along the stream makes it the perfect spot for picnics, concerts, or just relaxing to the soothing sound of water. The large trout are a popular attraction as are the numerous ducks who make their home in the park. During the summer months, you can enjoy the "Concerts in the Park" series, offered on Sunday evenings and sponsored by the Bellefonte Historic and Cultural Association.While in the park, be sure to cross the two bridges to get to the Sculpture Garden. There you'll find a bronze casting of the head of Abraham Lincoln, sculpted by George GrayBarnard in 1916.Also plan on visiting the Governor's Memorial bordering High Street. This memorial honors the seven men with ties to Bellefonte who served as Governors - five of Pennsylvania and two of other states.-
I wish I would have had my digital to enable me to snap up images for you. I am very intrigued with the shoppes and garages built over that river next to where we were staying. Loads of stone work, iron fences, landscape wonders and restorations make for an extremely period entrenched experience around the hill top town of, Bellefonte.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
It is a nice setting to have a show amongst a restored down town, galleries, opera house, gift shoppes and the like, quite enjoyable.
If anyone is around during this time, do look me up. I am around the Dairy Queen on Main Street. It is very dangerous for me for I love peanutbutter fudge sundaes with crushed nuts and the pecan mudslides are just too good.
The last 2 days have been spent researching digital cameras on here, yuck, my brain is mush. This is what I feel will suit my needs the most. Here is a link to the review whoever is interested: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydsch1/
- GOOD Macro lens
- atleast 5.0 mp
- movie capabilities(lovely daughters to capture)
- ease of use
- manual adjustments also
- good shutter speed
After agonizing over all the reviews and websites I made my decision on this guy, ordered from www.amazon.com and should receive it next week. When I started thinking about my expenses building up with getting new juried shots for next years shows, it made clear sense to make such a purchase. I also sold my gorgeous Ivory and Crystal mermaid and had not properly photographed her for future publications/shows. I needed to be my own resource and just make the jump in equipment.
Yes, I sold my mother of pearl, coral, Czech and crystal love! To the same collector who has the Arthurian ArtDoll and many of my other pieces near Pittsburgh. She is a wonderfully talented artist also and a great person who I met over the summer at an artshow. When someone such as this purchases such a beloved piece, it is much easier to let go.
I know, I am being silly, but it is the truth. I relationship is built when you work on a piece for months at a time and it is in contact with and molded in your own hands.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Selecting copper E beads for some contrast on this ArtDoll. You can see my favorite sewing scissors and a better shot of the new boro lampwork that was purchased in the right corner. Look at the red agate crosses, fun!
Photo taken by Jessica King
Sunday, August 14, 2005
My good friend Pat had a luncheon for my family and our guest Nelufar on Sunday. She served quiche w/bacon, mozzarella and sauted onions, Greek salad w/pine nuts and fresh made pastries. It was so lovely!
Here is what the table was dressed in. You can see in the back a wonderful hutch she has redone showcasing her prized dish set.
I have a show coming up next weekend and need to renew some of my stock. Today I made some princess length and choker length neckpieces from semi-precious strands, lampwork and bali silver. They are listed on my www.mossdesigns.blogspot.com sale site. enjoy...
Friday, August 12, 2005
When Jessica came to interview me last week, my thought was to show how everyday items inspire design. I sat out tons of my work and bits of inspirational items. Here you can see my beaded quilts on nature series, artdolls and a rather large piece I am doing to voice my Beading is a Gardening of the SOUL quote.
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Sunday, August 07, 2005
Saturday, August 06, 2005
Last night, as I was waiting to chaperone Relay For Life with our students and the Kazakhs from 12am til 5:30am, I made a practice wallet. Materials used were sage green upholstery material, vintage calico and hand made felt. Embellishments are now being tossed about in my head, the ducks or these pre WWII German glass buttons, perhaps the mother of pearl shirt ones......hmmmmmmm. A loop will be attached for a cherry wood button on the outside to add contrast.