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Sunday, 1 February 2009
Sunrise

Colorado has some of the most consistant pretty sunrises and sunsets I've seen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Have a great day


Posted by Kare at 8:06 AM MST
Saturday, 31 January 2009
Saturday

Gotta a lot to do today!!  Getting hair done, last min shopping and yes I still need to pack.  Hubby is staying here since he just started a new job and it would be a little tacky to ask for leave before you finish training.  But actually that will work well with our pack-o-pups.

Found new glass shop yesterday and broke down and got some things to try fusing. Yes Jodi, I know you were sending me some samples...but well it was there and calling my name. :)  And yes I can see a new kiln making its way here shortly. LOL (Once the get the basement wired.)  So yep, my fist piece is in the kiln as I type. :)

Joined FB in the last week or so.  Its been a lot of fun seeing where everyone is and what they are up to.

Well I need to run, lots to do before I head to Fla.


Posted by Kare at 9:43 AM MST
Monday, 26 January 2009
knob press

thanks for the kind words here and on FB.

Shelly, I'm using the knob kit from zooziis. With the boro I use the press to get the size and then finish with a marble mold to get a smooth finish.  With Soft you could just use the press and flame polish.

http://www.zooziis.com/roundknobpresswithhardwarekit.aspx


Posted by Kare at 6:26 PM MST
Sunday, 25 January 2009
little red dress

every year they have a day in feb when all omen are asked to wear a read dress to remind us that heart disease is the number one killer.  A friend asked me to do a dress pendent for someone who lost their daughter at a young age.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also worked on some knobs for cabinets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marbel I'm happy with and a leaf pendent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sorry out of focus..opps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and mean while it looked like this outside and snowed all day

 

 


Posted by Kare at 7:29 PM MST
Monday, 12 January 2009
newbie Again

I did indeed work soft yesterday... feel like a newbie all over again.  Here are some of the results LOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 And a winter sky...


Posted by Kare at 10:08 PM MST
Monday, 29 December 2008
Friends

Just feel like I need to say something.  A friend stood up for another on LE and got blasted.  Well they both did. In all my dealings with both they have been nothing but kind and honest.  I'm adding a third to this list---she was taking up for the first two. LOL got to love it-the LE tag line is "a friendly place to bring together glass and jewelry artist."

I stopped posting on LE months ago after another situation.  I have watched one person after another get torn to small bits. There is so much talent but it gets lost in the bloodshed.  At this point I hesitate to suggest it as a site for newcomers to glass.  If I do, I warn them it can get a bit heated and not to take it to heart.  

 I must admit growing up if I had talked to anyone they way they have I wouldn't have sat down for weeks.  As an adult I still believe that not everyone has to agree with me and that doesn't make them bad.  Also good people make mistakes, they should not be flamed for it. You can disagree and still show consideration and respect.

Trish ...Michelle ... Diane...Hugs

OK stepping off the soap box now


Posted by Kare at 6:05 PM MST
Updated: Tuesday, 30 December 2008 7:42 PM MST
Sunday, 21 December 2008
Quiet weekend

Spent most of the weekend making cookies.  did some glass. mostly played around with some new colors and tubing.

A dear friend gave me an "inside-out" tutorial so I'm starting to play with tubing a little to get ready to try the tutorial.  I've put off tubing because it intimidates me.  So this is good ...it makes me try something new.  

Short work week so I should get to play with glass a little more this week :)


Posted by Kare at 7:26 PM MST
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Denver Trip

Headed to Denver today (took off early from work :) ).  Got to hit Penzy's http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/shophome.html

Love their stuff.  It make it so easy to cook even my husband can do it.

Then spent some time at GlassCraft http://www.glasscraftinc.com/  and of course bought glass. Never enough glass ;)

We then went to dinner with some of the glass folks from the club up in Denver.   Went to a Moroccan restaurant, had a good time and too much good food. http://www.mataamfez-denver.com/

 


Posted by Kare at 11:06 PM MST
Monday, 15 December 2008
Oh My!!

The real temp tonight is -2 F as of 9:30 PM.  I think we are getting snow tonight , but I'm hoping not much since we are having dinner in Denver tomorrow.

We finaly got through all the boxs.  The trash guys now hate us. LOL


Posted by Kare at 9:21 PM MST
Sunday, 14 December 2008
thoughts on Boro thread...

Well a little over a year ago We (I ) started a boro thread on WetCanvas! http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7415167#post7415167

It seems to have run its course.  With the economy and everyone selling tutorials it is about impossible to get people to donate tutorials. With a full-time job I don't have the time to chase people down.  Dawn and tried for a while but it was nuts.  We are also seeing fewer people posting for a variety of reasons.

sooooo I think I'm going to leave it alone and let it quietly die out and put my energy elsewhere. It had a good run and I met some great people. I will put more time in as a WC! Guide and back off on the glass area.


Posted by Kare at 8:42 AM MST

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