Monday, August 18, 2008

Just a little update

Hi All!

I know I haven't posted in awhile and I don't have anything new to share at the moment. I've been in a bit of a daze these last few weeks. I'm currently out of books to read, well I have one but not of the series I started. I should be getting a few more from that series this week.

I got a request for a custom sun themed pendant and I think that I have narrowed down the design, I just need a wee bit of wire. Mind you this was a couple of weeks ago, been waiting for payday to come around so that I could get the wire I need.

School is just around the corner, we are done with the summer school stuff and last week just finished up the week long band stuff. All the returning band members and new band memebers getting ready for the new school year. Last week was my daughter's 14th birthday, my how time flies. I took her to lunch for her birthday, just me and her. When payday came, the S.O. took us out to eat at the steak house and then to the movies for her birthday. Her and I went and saw the new Mummy movie and he went and saw Dark Knight, LOL! She still has birthday stuff coming from her dad who was out of town the latter part of last week and the first part of this week.

We stopped by Jerry's Artorama so I could buy her a new sketchbook for her birthday and some erasers. I also picked up some size 0 clay shapers. They finally had all the different sized clay shapers in stock. I still have 2 more I want to get for sure. I want to say there are only 4 in the size 0 but there might have been 5. I was just so excited they finally had them. When I get back to sculpting these are going to work great on the face and other body areas, but mostly the face is what I wanted them for.

I'm so glad that I don't have a lot of school supplies to buy this year. I've got half her clothes and we just need to get a couple pair of shoes and she's ready to go. Her dad is supposed to be buying the rest of the stuff she needs. Wow, 8th grade. My baby is growing up and sometimes thinking about it brings a lump to my throat. I really hope that she gets into taking art classes cause she's really developing a talent for drawing. (puffs out chest all proud she got some of my artistic talent) She really loves dragons so I'm going to have to go and pick up the drawing dragons book I saw at Michael's for her.

Here is a picture of a dragon she drew for me.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


I just keep poppin in and out. I have come across some romance novels that have completely taken over most of my waking, non-involved with something time. There are like 16 books to this series and I've read 4 so far. So in the spirit of books and reading, I got tired of using whatever was handy to mark my place.

I took some of the 18g silver filled wire and began to shape it, willy nilly. I found some base metal chain and a mix of a few beads and attached them to the end of the chain. Here is the result:

Close up of dangles:

Though I like my bookmark, it's a bit flimsy. I need to use a heavier gauge wire, maybe something like 14g, maybe even 16g might work. I have found that with the silver filed wire, the bigger the piece the flimsier the wire seems. Smaller pieces it's pretty sturdy after a little bit of hammering and it doesn't take to much strength to start to flatten the wire.

I also have some cute pictures of my funny kitties and guinea pig to share.

Lira hanging out with Oscar in his cage.

Lira and my fat cat, Kitty, playing. Lira loves to launch herself at Kitty. It's so funny watching them play. I got several shots but the camera batteries were running low. I need to throw them back on the charger again. Man, they just seem to have no life to them, the batteries that is and they are pretty new.