Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bellagio Fountains

We went to Las Vegas in July and my favorite thing was the Bellagio fountains. I am posting this video for Mikal to show her how to add her videos.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

More Old Beads

Here are more beads I have made in the past. I will be taking pictures of some new beads I have done, and posting photos of them soon.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Finding Time

It must just be me, since everyone has the same amount of hours in a day. I can not get everything done that I need to. I wake up early so I can work out then I go to work, come home, make dinner, and then I go to bed. I have tried to to make a schedule for myself with exact times to do everything but I still don't get anything done. I need to clean the house, wash laundry, spend time with my kids and some how find time to be creative and sit down in front of the torch. I probably do not need to make complete dinners from scratch every night, but I feel guilty if I don't. I feel that it's my way of providing for my family. I feel guilty if I come straight home and start working on beads, because I'm not spending time with my kids. I think part of my problem also lies in my perfectionism.(Is that a word?) I want to be the perfect mother, perfect wife and perfect bead maker. I try so hard at everything I do I get run down and exhausted. I'm not sure what the answer is but I'm trying to work on it.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


My First Goal

I have been making lampwork beads for a few years and I now have quite a collection. I have a collection because I rarely sell them do to my insecurities. I put so much heart into each of these little glass beads I am afraid of rejection. My husband wants me to sell them on the internet, but what if nobody likes them. I have sold beads in the past, and when I wear my beads I get many compliments on them, so I guess I just have to get over my fear.
So my goal is to start parting with my collection.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

First Day To Blog

My husband set this up for me years ago and now I am going to try to use it. Maybe if I write my thoughts and goals down it will help me follow through. As a perfectionist I am giving my self permission to save my creativity for my beads and not obsess over my writing. I can have run on sentences, horrible punctuation and bad grammar and it will be OK.