I am teaching at Red Deer College this coming week (July 18-22, 2011). It is a five day class - five days of straight lampworking, six hours a day! I think I will be in heaven!
I am hoping to find some personal torch time too! The studio is open in the evenings, so we shall see if there is some time for me to play too!
I have been having such fun with the newest beads. The Bakbuks are still lots of fun and I am branching out with colours.
This is the latest bunch - from the last couple weeks of June 2011. These beads still remain challenging, the third one from the left is unsellable as there are two small cracks near the bottom where it got too cold. I was experimenting with twirling the lines - I was really liking the fact that the look like wee little flowers but are not quite so predictable. Anyhow, my attention was focused there and you know what that means - I forgot the rest of the bead for just a little too long. Ah, well - I will wear it myself.
Birdies are still fun to make. I have consistently been putting hats on their little heads. They now look somehow naked without the hat!
It is nice to be travelling in Canada for a change. Cell phones being what they are, it is much easier for me to post and keep in touch while I remain in Canada. I am packing the camera for Red Deer and have every intention of posting pictures in a timely manner.