Friday, July 24, 2009

A little of this a little of that..

Hey there , Its be a while... I think summer has gotten the best of me.. Yard work, vacationing.. going to the beach, enjoying having my kids home for the summer! Its all good.. and also working extra hours... at work covering nights so other coworkers can also have their vacations..
So I surely will be posting more..
I sold a bead set pictured below on etsy.. Organic chinese Green is on its way to its new home.

I did get on the torch, and had such hopes and aspirations! Alas, I got a few uninterupted hours on the torch(so I thought).. I knew the gas was getting low and I was struggling.. it was taking a lot longer to produce this cocoon bead(just not hot enough).. so it sat in the flame for a good 45 minutes.. trying to shape it and get looking good! The heat just was not there.. I did the best I could, and finally gave up.. but once I pulled it out of the kiln I was pleasantly surprised. I only could get one more bead and my gas finally ran out.. boo hoo...

So until I get the tank filled and be powered up... with heat. I'll have to play with beads and experiment and work on my jewelry skills.. I love wire wrapping and what have you..

This is just a cobalt blue base, rolled in frits, then covered in clear.. its not a great bead over all but loved the colors that came out of that floral frits..

Ok as you know we went to Maine a few weeks ago, the Arcadia Park.. area Here is the few paintings I did.. it felt amazing to just take my paints and paint outside. If you would like to see these paintings and the descriptions go to my ..watercolor web just look at the pictures... Until next time.. my friends.. have a great weekend, hope the sun is shining where you are.. Diane :-)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Ahhhh Maine...

We just got back from Maine we were on a well needed vacation.. I love this area, and have visited it a few times already. We never grow tired of Arcadia National Park, and the sweet town of Bar Harbor. We went camping just out side of the island... we were literally right on the water with our camper looking out to the island across the way...

first picture.. is the gorgeous sunset from atop of Cadillac Mountain.. Lots of people up there clicking pictures... alot of ooooing and ahhing...

This was just an example of the rocky shore.. every turn there was a view... love the sound of the waves hitting the rocks.. such fun exploring! Walking paths all along the road way..

Bass Harbor light house.. this was on the other side of the island.. worth the drive..

One day we were treated to a rainbow... Mind you this is the view from our camp site! Seems unbelieveable to wake up to this view all week! It was worth the premium cost for this camp site! All 3 pictures are from our camp site... if you look across you see the island and cadillac mountain...
Sorry to say.. no torching lately... but soon will get back to melting glass.. Have a great week! Diane :-)