Recently, a customer brought to my attention a piece of jewelry, a customer and colleague of mine, made using some beads Greg made. Greg used to make beads all the time, but now mostly does marbles. Every now and then he gets a request or a wild hair and makes some beads, but not often. I wish he would do more though. Look at how fantastic a job Dhea did on these at Java Bead. See it here on EBAY.
On Saturday mornings Greg and I usually take a nice long walk around our new community. We have only lived here less than a month and a half, so we like to get out and get to know it a bit. Each Saturday we take a different direction to see something we haven’t seen before. So last Saturday we headed out on a new route.
We were thoroughly enjoying ourselves and not paying attention to how far we were going. This is due mainly to the fact that we were walking along a road that was heavy on the vegetation and had many cool butterflies. There were about four different kinds and Greg took the time to explain what each one was as we strolled by.
So we get pretty far down this one road and I am thinking, humm we have walked pretty far already, I wonder if this road will cut through to the main drag. So we turned right and headed down this heavily forested road. It was quite nice, accept for the unfortunate people who decided to use the road as a dumping ground. How sad, as the part of town we were in is considered rural and the dump in this parish is free for rural residents. All they have to do is show a license with their address.
Anyway we get pretty far down the road and we find a cemetery. If you unfamiliar with Louisiana cemeteries, they have their graves either above ground in tombs or weighted with cement, as we are so close to sea level (or in some cases below it) , bodies have been known to wash away. Anyway the effect is really cool, beautiful and creepy. Greg and I have a weird fascination with them.
So we spent quite a bit of time at the edge of the cemetery reading the dates on the tombs, so some were quite old, from the 1800’s and some were really recent. It was all quite fascinating actually.
Then I see I disturbance in the air. Kind of like a thin watery veil over one of the tombs, that I could see through. I guess it kind of looked like water glass. So I looked at Greg and said, time to go. I was calm and we left. So I told Greg “There was a ghost in there”. He just looked at me. “Really, what did it look like?” I told him what I saw and he looked at me like I lost my mind. I’m sure he thinks I am a nut. We never found out if the road actually goes all the way through, as we turned around at the cemetery.
So do you believe? I think it is entirely possible.
About a week ago I talked about a new blog site I have become involved with. It is called Modern Savages. It is a group of lampworkers, like myself, who have signed up to follow a theme each week and make beads, marbles, jewelry, glass art, whatever that is inspired by the theme. Then we blog about it on Modern Savages. This is the very first week and the theme is fall. If you click on the MS link you can see what we all came up with that “fall” inspired us to do. Each one of those pieces is for sale wither on individual websites or auction houses like justbeads or ebay. Each picture is linked to where it is for sale if you are so inclined to find out how you may purchase any of the them.
Personally I am really excited about this new blog site, as it gives us all a new challenge, something to work on that is not the same thing day in and day out. For me is sparks creativity, which is something I feel I have needed these last few weeks. It is also a great excuse to get out of my comfort zone.
I have already posted my fall themes beads in the previous post of clickables. The golden leaf and the leafless tree. Those were really fun for me. Makes me excited to torch again. Have a fantastic day!
When I woke up this morning, it had just rained, and there was a foggy overcast feel to the morning. Greg says to me “It’s a nice fall morning, don’t you think?”. Now, how in the world can it feel like fall when the temperatures are still around 90 degrees for the high and 71 for the low, with high humidity? I am still unsure, but it does feel like a nice fall morning. Maybe it was the rain, or the fact that we live across the street from an elementary school. There is a slight breeze in the air, moving around the few leaves that have turned color and are dropping from the trees. Or just maybe it is the shadows the light is casting, as the sun seems to be be not as high in the sky, as it was a month ago. Whatever it is, it seems fall is coming, even in 90 degree weather. So Weird!