Sunday, January 8, 2012
January is upon us...
Fortunately, the repairman had the necessary part for the fridge and we were back in business. We did have to toss out the food that I tried to keep, but the weather got unseasonably warm here and no amount of ice was going to stave off the botulism. Gave the fridge a thorough cleaning and off to the grocery store we went. So we're all stocked up again and the fridge is sparkling and working like brand new.
The hubby wanted a new desk for his home studio and after numerous (probably five or six) visits to the few furniture stores that are in our area, I convinced him to build his own. He is a residential carpenter by trade, specializing in trim, so I knew he could do it. He has built shelves in the past and did a great job on them. He spent several days on the internet, looking at plans, and YouTube videos and decided not only to make his own workstation, but to video the procedure. Here is a quick shot of him in the initial stages of building the desk.
lots of beads that looked interesting. I also got "findings", those little bits and pieces of metal that go into making jewelry look professional. Crimps and clasps and eye pins and such.
I made two bracelets this weekend and
I also put together a faceted plastic necklace that is very lightweight, but will definitely fill the bill when I need a bit more sparkle...
Well, that's it for now. I'm hoping that everyone is having a great first week of 2012. Keep doing your art, staying creative in whatever manner is you. Staying true to yourself doesn't mean doing the same thing all the time, unless you have a certain style that your livelihood depends upon. If that is the case, you can always branch out some, just for yourself. Like I said last time, it's ok to get your groove on, but stay out of that rut.
That's all, I'm outta here!