Monday, March 17, 2008

Cleansing Breath


*sigh*... can you hear and feel the effects of that big cleansing breath I just took? Yeah, I think I have done that more then a few times this weekend. Stop... take a deep breath... let it out... and *sigh*

I decided not to post on Friday. I think I was still in a nasty mood and I was sick of sharing my misery. You don't come here to listen to me b----- and moan about nonsense. I ended up spending most of Friday with my Mom and even she could see the absolute drainage of my spirit. She could see I needed more then just a break from my usual "work". She and my Dad took the kids off Ron and my's hands for the weekend. WHAT A BRILLIANT IDEA!! The kids got to get away from the grumpy Mom and spend the weekend scootering in the basement, making toasted marshmallow in the fireplace and otherwise relaxing. It gave me a chance to hang out with my hubby (renting movies and getting dollar store boxes of movie style candy), and I didn't have any of the added stresses that come with 3 active kids. It was such a much needed reprieve... THANKS MOM!!

In my free time, I let loose at the torch too. I did a lot of experimenting this weekend and I wasted A LOT of glass, lol. You should see the pile of beads that were made and didn't get put in the kiln. And I am telling you this with gitty excitement! I think I am on to some cool new things!! Above is a photo of one of the new experiments. These are some tapestry style beads inspired by a fantastic fabric find from last week. I just finished up a post for Watch Me Create about these and their process. I am not sure when it'll be posted, but keep an eye out for it. They proved to be harder then I thought.

You'll have to come back to tomorrow to see what else I worked on...

10 comments:

Shannon said...

OMG! I LOVE these tapestry beads!!! They look springy and cool-retro at the same time. Maybe some future bead box buyables? PLEASE!

Kerry said...

Thanks Shannon!

Hmmmm... they aren't quite there yet. But, yeah... hopefully they'll be BB beads soon!!

Anonymous said...

I love these too!!! so cool! Kim

Anonymous said...

Oh Kerry! B-E-A-UTIFUL! Love the colors, LOVE the fabric. Great job. Hope you feel more like your self soon....Spring is on the way! Great job! I also think BB beads!

Leslie G.

willowluna said...

The beads are beautiful. The fabric stop was good in many ways for you! Your mom rocks, please tell her so--what a treat for the entire family. I hope you're feeling better this week. Looks like it is off to a good start.

Lori said...

WOW what cool beads!!!!!
Love them
Time away from the kids always is always refreshing for all involved.

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Kerry said...

Thanks anonymous, Lindsey, Leslie, and Lori!!

I had some great torch time this afternoon and I think I am getting to love these beads even more!! Just wait and see... these new ones are gonna rock!!

Lori Anderson Designs said...

Those totally rock out loud!

ellen said...

How about shooting for one of those "kids with the grandparents" weekends every other month?

Kerry said...

Thanks Lori!

Ellen, you know, if I think about it... I think we do get a kid free weekend every couple of months. There one was in January, and around my birthday in February. My Mom is awesome about spending time with the kids!!