Wednesday, February 22, 2012


inspiration  (ˌɪnspɪˈreɪʃən) 
— n
1.stimulation or arousal of the mind, feelings, etc, to special orunusual activity or creativity
2.the state or quality of being so stimulated or aroused
3.someone or something that causes this state idea or action resulting from such a state
5.the act or process of inhaling; breathing in

Just looking at things that interest me...maybe they interest you? Bright colors...what colors are next to what..Lines, shapes....

Nature is just so amazing......look at all these patterns..

A symmetrical design...line, shape, color.....

I love the spiral....simple yet visually interesting..

This week I've been just watching, looking, exploring.....finding inspiration in the world around me. Looking to be inspired.......looking for a new direction.

Dinner with a friend tonight.......poking around my favorite florist shop, strolling thru the Conservatory......playing with things. 

This is how I go about looking for inspiration.

I wish I lived near the ocean........I'd love to walk a beach right now :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Serious Bad

Me. I've been seriously bad with my blogging. Can't explain it either. I guess, I just haven't had much to say? Not true. I do. I guess I have just been lazy. Well enough is enough, I must get a grip and show up here to do some writing.....I actually do have things to talk about and show.

What I have been doing with my time is journaling. I began this journaling journey last year around this time and have been plugging away at it ever since. Its something I can take to work and do over lunch, in the morning while I enjoy my first cup of coffee or at night as I listen to the t.v...I am really enjoying it. Its just nice being involved in the creative process and in a different area other than what I normally do. I really think it helps me with my glass lets my mind drift into other colorful areas where new glass ideas are born. Its been so fun.

Now, don't think I haven't been doing any glass work! I have, really. But this time of year is my time to slow it down and enjoy some "free time" and to build my creative mojo. I have been making lots of "pandora style" beads.......I've posted many in my Etsy Shop and have had customers stop over to pick up a few here and there too.

I'm thinking of doing a little tutorial on how to core beads. What do you think?? Interested in that? I'm looking to post more of these either in video or written/photo form. Let me know what you'd like to see.