So this weekend I've taken a few breaths and a few breaks. I actually spent a good amount of time on the torch yesterday. I'll show you the fruits of my labor a little later in this post. But first, I want to show you my finished February BJP "page". I finished beading the other side, and now I'm going to wet and reshape it a bit. Here are both sides of the vessel.
The influence for this February vessel was all the pink trees and bushes that start blooming around here in February. But that's not the only month in which the 'hood turns pink. The pink bushes right outside my front door get really full around the end of March, and every time I walk down my hallway I can see what looks like a big pink wall through the window in my front door.
On the weekend, we usually have breakfast at the local bagel shop. On the way home from breakfast yesterday morning, I saw a rather shocking front yard. So today I drove by it with my camera - talk about pink, yowza!!
Now back to beading projects - I've also been working diligently on my tall blue vessel. I beaded the other side of it, and as soon as I'm done here, I'll start working on some kind of collar for it. Then I will attach the Lisa Peters piece that was the inspiration for the beading that I did and it will be finished! Here's the other side sitting in front of my big pink "wall".
And here's what came out of my kiln this morning. These are supposed to accompany me to the Bead & Button Show - but I think I'll put them out into my Etsy shop tomorrow.
So this is where I've been for the last few weeks. Despite all my tech work, I've been having a bit of creative time. Now you go have yourselves a happy and creative day!