Holiday Ornament Swap and Focus on Life Ornate

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I love doing the ornament swap that Sally Russick hosts and was lucky to be paired with Linda Landig this year. I love the ornament Linda sent. Linda made the stone snowflake and topped it with a beautiful lamp work bead.  For  Linda’s ornament I wanted to make a stained glass type star. When that […]

Walking this year and Focus on Life Week 46-Faithful


I am finally coming up for air after a very difficult summer and fall. One thing I started doing this year is walking with friends.  A couple of friends had challenges at work to see who got the most steps. Weekly now I have walked with many friends before school during the week, early in […]

Focus on life-Week 26-Free Space

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I am jumping back in this week. It has been a flurry of activity in my life and I have spent very little time in the studio or even at my computer. I have been enjoying days spent with family and friends and juggling more than I care too, but it is all good and […]

Waxed Linen Jewelry Blog Hop

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Diana of Suburban Girl Studio is our hostess for this fun blog hop.  I have waxed linen and have used it several times, so I knew I wanted to jump right in. My friend Sally Russick gifted me beautiful earrings, but due to problems with my one ear I have only been able to wear […]

Focus on Life Week-week 19 Good Things Inside

Focus on Life H2O

I know I have been absent, getting back on track. I have really been focusing on putting better things in my body. Water is the easiest change to make. but can become boring.  I have been drinking flavored sparkling water for years.  To make my water more natural, I bought plain sparkling water and added […]

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal


A huge thank you to Lori Anderson for organizing this fun online party. Loved my soup and love what I made. Thank you Sharon Palac for sending such great pieces to work with. As I know that this is a busy weekend for everyone, I will hop as I can but,  appreciate each and every […]

Bead Soup Blog Party- Soup

Bead Soup from Sharon Palac

I am thrilled to be participating in the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by Lori Anderson. I do not think I can put in to words how much this party opened the doors to so many online bead makers and designers as well as the amazing inspiration. This is the my 6th Bead Soup Blog Party […]

Focus on Life 11-Beauty all around


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Focus on Life Week 10-The Big Picture

I think winter will never end, but I know Spring is around the corner. The weeks keep flying by and I am trying to take one day at a time. It is hard not to get caught up in the little things  left undone, but I am trying to  focus on the big picture. I […]

Focus on Life-Week 8 Color and Week 9 up close

Focus on Life Color

Thanks to Sally and all the participants you are all so inspiring.  I am trying to play catch up although I skipped the collage week 7 I hope to add that some time along the way. I really try to capture a picture of something I did during the week. I picked up more paint […]