Tuesday, July 15, 2008

PMC Guild Conference

tomorrow i leave for indianapolis/purdue university and my first art conference in about 5 years! will no doubt come home with gobs of inspiration, instruction and ideas. the above pic is the pmc charms i made for the charm swap. they may make their way into some new pieces when i return. :) see you all next week and have a great weekend!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Summer is suppose to be slower

it has been a crazy, emotional, busy couple of weeks. who said summer is for slowing down? i spent 5 emotional, family-filled days in austin, texas last week. attending the funeral for my cousin, mike and spending time with his kids, girlfriend, sister and friends. if funerals are allowed to be amazing, his was. there were more than 400 people there who knew and loved him. the eulogies were lovely and moving. in addition to a military burial with flag-folding, the sheriff's department (where he worked for 20 years) shut down 2 freeways in austin to allow the procession to the cemetary. it was quite a sight, in fact i have never seen anything like it. i feel him smiling on us, as he always was in life. mike, we miss you so much.