Saturday, August 14, 2010

Make A Wish Pass it on :)

I'm not sure why I decided I had to do this, But I will tell you I had an incredible day! and cant wait to get back out and do it again, I made a handfull of large big holed beads with starry millis in them, and attached a little tag that reads~If this finds you...Make A Wish...and pass it on.

My intentions were to just lay them out randomly in a part of town, and snap a picture or two as people picked them up, I did this with a couple, but for the most part I walked up introduced myself, gave them their WISH :) it went better than I had hoped and I met some really interesting people I never would have!
The beads/wishes

Leaving home, boy they make you feel guilty :) We went out to St Jo, for our first adventure,beautiful old lakeside town on lake Michigan

First recipient, what a doll! Her wish is to go back to Dublin, :)
Second recipients, we left it right where the little girl is looking down , I did go up and explain it to her mom.
3rd peeps :) at first I think they thought I was going to try and sell them something, :) after they learned there were no strings attached, and I made sure they werent under the witness protection plan they smiled for the picture. as soon as we walked away two girls went running up to them to check it out, (wonder what they wished for :) )
Our waitress number 4, I wish I was that photogenic! she asked if she had to wish for something "reasonable" I said no way!
5 We left this on on the bench and sat a couple benches away, almost gave up when this little boy scoped it out, he ran right up to his mommy showing her :) smile

6. and maybe one of my favorites, I approached his mother at a table by herself, looking like she needed a wish, when I started my spiel, she just looked at me strange, she didnt speak eglinsh! ta da saved by two young ones that showed up, I explained it to them and this young mans face lit up, he asked If i wanted him to pass it around to all 75 customers in the chocolate shop :) I said pass it on to whoever you think needs a wish :) The girl got shy about getting her picture taken, so I went out side and got a group shot, and they were all smiling with mom holding the bead in her hands.
I cant wait to do it again! What a perfect beautiful mondo cool day!

Im looking at this like the more people that send their wishes out the more positive things can happen, I handed out 6 wish beads today:) Im hoping it has a ripple effect.

Friday, August 13, 2010

I feel like a Toyota!

I totally feel like a Toyota, I cant stop. I apologize way too frequently about updating my blog.
Do you ever have too many ideas? too many things going on at once? Too many obligations, that instead of getting anything done, you DO NOTHING? or you do half of everything. I totally hate being such a flake, and I really really try so very hard to make everyone happy, meet my deadlines, etc. I think I need a vacation, not a three day camping trip like we usually take, the problem with those are, sensory overload of inspiration! The whole time I'm out there I'm shaping glass in the flame, in my head, taking notes, antsy to get back to the studio.
I may be Ill, My father he was a workaholic, I thought, never me, I don't even like to work!
Then I find glass, lord have mercy! I can't tell you how many people have said, how fortunate I am to be able to work in my underwear, work at home, be my own boss etc, ( I am)
But I work harder longer hours than I have ever worked in my life, including the machinist job at a lawn mower factory in the northeast of Hades, with the 500 lb man pushing a boiling hot vat of molten steel past our line every 30 minutes. (stinky)
It is next to impossible for me to turn it off. I'm actually thinking a three day medically induced coma would be great, unfortunately, I would probably dream of glass, and wake up three days behind in shipping , listing, plus my dogs would be very hungry.
I'm definitely not bitching about my job, I cant even find the words to explain how excited every time I realize what I do for a living , is my dream come true. There is absolutely nothing better than glass, fire, and pretty things! Even just spewing this rant is cathartic on so many levels. It also helps that the coffee is kicking in :)

Wake up every morning with the idea that something awesome is about to happen.

I Love mornings, I get out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, I am not a doze button junkie.
I jump up, let the dogs out, pee, make a pot of coffee, and open my emails, I have had to learn not to answer any emails until after my first cup, If you have ever received any of my morning emails, you will understand why, cryptic chaos, its kind of like a morning word jumble :) Hey maybe I can market this...

Cliff notes to My life this past month,
not in chronological order :0)
1. Glass camp at west Michigan Glass Art Center for kids 10-18, 5 sessions, amazing fantastic time!
2. Beads of Courage day also at WMGAC, we had a great handful of bead artists there making buckets of beads to donate to the Beads of Courage program, Then a potluck lunch, and for a few hours we brought in a large group of Big Brothers and Big Sisters, taught them how to make beads, and let them make some to donate too! was a double whammy of insanely good karma , if you believe in that :)
3. August Art Hop, Dawn, Dana, Michael and myself demoed bead making, and made some more to send in to Beads Of Courage.
4. Taught a two day bead making 101 class, last weekend, very aggressive class, so it was a great time, being able to step away from round beads, and create twisties, sculptural etc!
5. Wrote and published a new tutorial on my butterfly design :)
Today I have several mondo cool listings to put up, a gift I have to finish making,
a volunteer appreciation dinner to go to tonight at WMGAC.
and of course, 1458745 ideas to burn up in the flame, anddddddddd even more to tell you about.
I have a secret project to work on and deploy this weekend :)
Right now I have to get back to Facebook :) (see, no time management)
xo L