Friday, June 24, 2011

Bee Happy

I went to see my grandmother today and she resides in a care center and is 91 years old.  She looked really good and was happy that I had finally come to visit her.  I have not seen her in a while. I know I do not visit often enough probably because  I do not like to see her living there, even though it is one of the nicest facilities I have seen.  She seemed to not have any worries and when asked if she needed anything she said: "I have everything I need here."  I think of how I would be in her situation  and think I would be angry and mad most of the time, but not granny she is happy no matter what.  This is a real eye opener for me that she can keep such a positive attitude, but she has always been like that.  I think I can learn a thing or two from her even though her life is almost over she still is contributing in ways she can't possibly understand.  I took her for Chinese food because that is what she always likes.  We had to load her and the wheelchair up and that took some time but we had a good dinner and conversation so it was well worth it.  She denies having any pain at 91 years old, now how can that be?  What a role model she is.  I love you grandma!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This is a picture of my recent booth at the arts festival.  This year I bought curtains and a couple of directors chairs.  After all the director has to have a nice colorful place to sit-just kiddin.  It started out kinda of bad when we were setting up and the rain showed up to try and steal the show, but the rain only lasted a few minutes. It was a mix of cloudy and sunny weather with a cool breeze.  The weather was about 78 degrees and a beautiful perfect day. It was a long day because the festival lasted 10 hours and then I had to go to my real job afterwards for another 8 hours.  I was exhausted for about two days after that.  I am just not a spring chicken anymore, but tell my brain that because it refuses to admit it and is still in denial. Overall the festival was a success and we had a great time.  I am going to miss all the people I have met the last two years in Ogden at the artist market.  If you want to find me I will be at the SLC artist market downtown at Pioneer Park.  It is the biggest market in Utah and has about 200 vendors so there is a lot to do a see.  There is a lot of really great artwork this year and it goes every Saturday from 8-1 through October

Thursday, June 9, 2011

This is first post with the new design of my blog. I am so excited with how it turned out. I love the colors she used and how she used my jewelry in her design. It was designed by Karen Valentine who is amazing designer. If you want to see what she creates you can see lots of designs on her page. You can find her web page at:  

I have been busy all day getting prepared for the festivals.  I am not a very organized person so I drew up a list of supplies that I will need so I do not forget anything.  Considering who drew up the list it is probably not complete, so I will still end up forgetting something that is really important.  The weather for the festival this year is supposed to be perfect and 78 degrees with no chance of rain.  I am so glad, I could not handle another rained out year.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Nicholes Earrings

My daughter Nichole has been helping me make jewelry and came up with a new and beautiful design.  I usually don't like to wear long earrings but fell in love with the look of these and they are so beautiful on.  I love the vintage look with all the dangles and a touch of crystals. I am going to have to keep a few for myself. Thanks for your help with the earrings Nichole!!!  What do you guys think of these? 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Mixed media Jewelry

Here are some new pieces I have been working on for the Ogden Arts Festival.  It is on Saturday June 11th, from 10am to 8pm.  I have lots of new pieces this year that are in production.  I have many styles and designs to choose from.   It is going to be a fun day.  My daughter will be at the SLC artist market at Pioneer Park on the same day from 8am-1pm and I will be there on most Saturdays after that through October.  Please feel free to leave a comment about the new designs and let me know what you think.