Friday, July 11, 2008

Summertime...


"Summertime, and the livin' is easy...", or so the famous Ella Fitzgerald tune tells us. Well, let me be one to say it ain't so! This summer has been busy, busy, busy for me and my family! Between working my regular 9-5 (ha! more like 7 - 7 lately), summer sports, family gatherings, traveling for work and home improvement projects (not to mention every other "everyday" activity), I'm exhausted! I think that the days of carefree summers are long gone – at least for this gal!

Unfortunately, the first casualty due to lack of free time has been my jewelry. I haven't completed a new piece, save custom orders, for a few months now - something that saddens me, as creating jewelry is a great way for me to let the rest of the world go and focus on something just in my hands. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel and I've recently acquired some new materials that I'm really looking forward to working with. I've also been toying around with hemp and natural beads and I'm quite happy with the results. I'm working on a piece for my husband, who is my most loving critic and cheerleader. While on our honeymoon, I purchased a Thor's hammer pendant for him, but he's never really liked the chain that it hung on - so I'm working on a nice hemp necklace with some accenting silver and I'm very happy with the way it's turning out - so perhaps this will lead to some new, natural creations down the road.

I’d like to take a moment to thank Laurie Beth Beggin, who is an extremely talented stained glass artist, for awarding me with the “Sweet Home Blogger” award. I’ll be sure to pass it along in the coming weeks. Thanks again, Laurie!

1 comment:

laurie b said...

Hi! Great post! I have been calling them the dog-days-of-summer as of late! We've had one crisis after another the past few months and I'm hoping things calm down after this weekend! Flooding, family members ill and the other "fun" booby-traps that happen every-so-often has kept me from my glass work so I feel your pain Lisa! I miss my glass if I can't do it daily. I mope around like I've lost my best friend! But, then I read a blog or two and my spirits brighten and I pull myself up by the bootstraps and get goin! So here's to You friend! Not a more deserving person for the award on this earth! With gratitude, Laurie B.
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