Not-so-daily bits and pieces about my art, stuff for sale, and every day epiphanies

8 wheels, 2 feet. February 21, 2008

Tuesday night the school had a skate night at a local skating rink. Now, back in ‘the day’ (let’s say, ohhhhh, 20 years ago), I was one of the kids you saw racing around the middle, skating backwards around the others, dancing WHILE skating. Those days? Gone. I could barely stay on two feet for the first few rounds! A couple of laps later, I was getting back into it, more comfortable, and my shins had stopped burning. Then BAM! Hello hard floor and totally skinned knee under jeans. Ow. I made a few rounds with Lili, Colby and his friend Ricky were passing us every once in a while, and we had fun 🙂

Yesterday, the boy was home sick. Yay for being back at school! Next week, I’m scheduled to go in to Lili’s class because I’m her V.I.P. 😀 Cool! The teacher emailed me and said it was today, and I panicked- but we got that straight.. whew! She said to talk to the kids about my jewelry (they get to ‘interview’ me), and I said I’d bring in some of my more durable items 🙂

I finished another painting, this one’s my favorite so far! 😀 I’ve listed it on Etsy !

La Catrina’s Margarita

I’ve got beads, too, but they’ll be up tomorrow 🙂 Today I don’t feel like doing much of anything, it’s a very cold blah day, and I feel like I need a day off. Winter depression is dragging me down here at the end of the season, and I can’t get motivated for much of anything. Bah! 🙂

I’ll be back tomorrow to post bead pictures!


Eh. November 7, 2007

Filed under: Kid stuff,La Vida — pyropagan @ 3:37 am

Somewhat grumpeh.  For some funnies, go see the LOLzcatz.  Teh kittehs awr rawkinz! I missed blogging yesterday, and there’s not much to say today other than- both kids, dentist, trip to dollar store, now broke. LOL


Timing November 4, 2007

Filed under: Kid stuff,La Vida,Lampworking — pyropagan @ 1:45 pm

I’ll get into the timing issue later, but now it’s a little after 8 am (thanks to daylight savings starting today) and I’m sitting around waiting to list my auctions.  8 am is definitely not a good time to have them end!

About the dolls… These dolls are a LOT of work, not only making the beads (which takes about 3-4 hours, depending on how many canes I have to pull for them), but making the accessories and wiring them together (which takes another 3-4 hours, longer if I have to sculpt something from polymer clay and then paint it), then you have to count taking photos and editing said photos.  If I were to price them per the lampworking standard, they’d start at auction somewhere around $300, but that’s just not feasible.  Sheesh!  Pricing is a necessary evil.

This weekend we had a great time playing in the leaves, then burning the leaves and some fallen branches from our little forest to roast tiny hot dogs 🙂  Let’s see if I can find some little photos to show off.

Ok, I found lots of photos to show off 😀

We found that Boo really loved the leaves, he’s a fluffy white mole.

All in all, a good night 🙂  We had fun!