Daily Archives: June 25, 2012

Something new to me

I signed up for the 8/11 reveal and just learned that my Bead Soup partner is B.R. Kuhlman of Mixed Mayhem Studios. Some of her cool pieces are below:


B has participated in the Bead Soup Blog Party  3 other times and she tells me it’s a blast. The rule is to send your partner an unusual clasp and focal bead. They don’t have to be made by you but they should be nice ones like you would like to receive yourself as a cool surprise! You also add other beads to be used with the focal and clasp in a piece or pieces to be made by your BSBP Partner.  Your partner doesn’t have to use all the beads you send, but she gets to keep them, and vice versa.

As I got back to work today, I kept putting little bits and pieces aside to send to B by the end of the week. Some of them will be metal clay pieces I’ve made. Other will be some special beads I have in my stash. It gives me a new way of looking at my same old same old stash. Suddenly it has brightness and energy again. There is new life in looking to send something you hope will really please your partner. I can’t wait to see what you do with the batch I send to you B! (Though we’ll have to wait until August 11….)


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Home from Vermont…

…and ready to get crackin’! I’m headed right into a studio Monday before I go off island again tomorrow to see my Mom. This would be a good time to think about realistic expectations for the day. There are so many things I want to get done, and there is no way to fit them all into one day.

One of the first things I’ll do is look around the house for an old camera to use until mine gets back here. I actually left it behind in Vermont yesterday! That’s a first for me. Thank you to Henry or Zoe or whoever retrieved my camera and put it in a shipping envelope. I feel lost without it for even just a day.

Something made me download a few photos before we packed up and headed to brunch yesterday morning. (Brunch is where my camera decided to stay longer than I did.) So, here are a few of my highlights of the wedding of Simon Isaacs and Liza Lowinger:

(Actually the photo above was taken by the groom’s sister, Olive Isaacs. I nabbed it off her FB page. What a beautiful couple in a beautiful setting, eh?)

Idyllic flower girls.

Bruce hangs out with some cool dudes as we wait for the bus to give us a ride to the Barnard Inn for the wedding.

Good and happy friends. (And an amazing step-mom!)


Amazing mix of flower and vegetable centerpieces on the tables.

Who invited the cow? (We must be in Vermont)

The food was incredible!!

Bruce shows Henry how real men wear pashminas. Henry takes a photo to remember how to tie it.

After fried clams at Day’s Seafood in Yarmouth, on the way home, I realized I had left my camera behind. Luckily, Cynthia had her iPhone for the requisite photo op:

What a fun weekend, and what an incredibly lucky person I am to live in a place where coming home is the best part of every trip.


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