Thursday, March 19, 2009

Out of sync

This week has been T-totally out of sync for me. So I didn't do Tutorial Tuesday and I didn't do Tales From Tuesday (had a brief encounter with my bench on Tuesday night, but nothing worth writing about)

So, why am I so out of it? I must be getting old...or something.

I travelled this past weekend - to visit my incredibly talented friend Christy. Christy lives near VA beach and is an awesome metalsmith, but not just that, she's an awesome lampworker, but not just that, she's an awesome potter, and stained glass-er, and many other things -- but mostly she's an AWESOME person and friend. yay! Our good friend Lisa, another AWESOMELY talented metalsmith, joined us as well. It was a great weekend of creating and commiserating and laughing was just, well AWESOME (sorry, had to do that) anyway you get the idea.

Not only was it great to create with these ladies but it was just good to talk. To share tips and techniques, but also our lives - the good, the bad, and everything in between. What women can do, will do, do strong we really are, our capacity to love and forgive and endure. It was really a great time for me. :)

Unfortunately I came back to a migraine...and then one thing after another that had piled up while I was gone - like a boatload of laundry, and a bajillion papers from my son's school, and 2 new birthday invitations..etc etc. So, I'm still trying to get it all sorted out and get back on top of things....well, as on top of it all as I've ever been which is really something like being precariously perched on the side of a mountain made of melting swiss cheese - thank goodness for the holes, they give me something to grab on to!

Before I left I made some changes to my blog - notably the background.

Can you say "ooohhhh...aaaahhh"? (come on, it will make me feel good)

I made it myself which just tickles me to death since I know as much about graphics as I do about March Madness (I just know its something about basketball...) rah! rah! And that Morgan State is in the mix???

Happy Thursday all! :-)


  1. Hi janice! it sounds as if you had a wonderful time with some very talented ladies. I am sorry about the migrane and stressful homecoming. For me it feels like it is almost not worth getting away because I know there will be a mess to come home to! I so hope you are feeling better my friend!

  2. Sounds like you had a great time even with what you came home to. It is always re-energizing to spend time with friends.

  3. Your site looks awesome. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. It really is a treat to get together with other creative people.

    The migraine doesn't sound so good and neither does the mess. Just think, your son will grow up and start his own life and you'll have a clean house. But then he'll have his own kids and your grandchildren will come over and trash your house like never before. But, it's funny, when the grandkids make the mess you tend to think how clever they are ;o)

    Have a great day,

  4. Janice sorry to hear about your migraine!! (and laundry) Sounds like fun with the other smithers! :-) Yes your backgroud on your blog is so kick ath!!! I love it!!!

  5. I'm Ooooo-in and AAAhhhhh-in. I love th photos of your work along the sides, and the green stone in the ring really works well with the background color. That's so great that you have creative friends to get together with! I imagine that would be so much fun.
    Hope your head is doing much better now. Nothing good to say about migraines.
    Hugs to you!

  6. First thing I noticed was your new lovely looks G-R-E-A-T!!!!!

    Glad to hear you had a wonderful time away, but sorry it had to end with everything dump right back on you.