Monday, July 23, 2007

Our new adoption

Most people I guess have strays wander up every now and then. I always expected the occasional dog or cat would stop by and expect a free meal but our new 'stray' is a peacock.

Very novel when he first moved in -see in these parts you only see them at the zoo. But we now have one living with us. Actually he has 'taken over' a low limb on a tree out back. I did, after much prodding from a friend, track down the owner of the bird who cannot get him to stay home now. His actual owner has several different kinds of birds, including his mate and lives not to far from us The peacock makes a daily trek to eat breakfast with his 'spouse' and then returns to our house for the day. Every evening between 7 and 8 he comes to the back door for a snack, and he lets you know he is there. This bird makes the loudest strangest noises and its not easy for us nor our dogs to ignore. I mean loud and often, starting at about 6 am, which gets the dogs to barking and then the peacock yells louder.....its a never ending cycle.
He also has claimed the driveway - which means you wait for him to cross - he does not move for you. It has been fun to watch the FedEx and UPS guys do a double take when they pull up.

The novelty has worn off.

Sunday, July 22, 2007


This one is a good example of the ease of drilling holes side to side which I did through the 'hands'. This one has also been fused and re-fused many times. It has a satin finish which really brings out the colors.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Summer Goddess

This is my entry to the Summer exhibition on WWAO - worldwide women artists. I am pretty new there but it seems like a very friendly group of artists of all kinds.
This is kilnformed glass (fused) three layers with designs layered between the base and clear glass

Fired up

Just listed this new On Fire Goddess pendant on Etsy. I am really enjoying the detail work in carving and glazing these pieces. A great little diversion from all the noise when using glass saws and grinders. Just clay and the kiln - quiet.

Spoiled Rotten

I am. I never was before. It's work! It's nice but its a lot to live up to sometimes.
My spoiled today story begins with a new wireless network for the house. We did have two Internet providers -one for the office-where we do real work and one for my 'studio' - just in case I had an immediate need to check my email - hey you never want to miss out on any good group/forum/blog gossip because you might not be able to catch up! Anyway we decided to get rid of one and just boost the other signal.
Equipment bought and installed. Laptops hooked up no problem.
Little pods things with a long cable called usb wireless adaptors for the desktops - easy - just plug it in and it will pickup the signal - where IS the signal? We could not find it.
Signals should be transmitted in color. We both had our little pods moving them all around trying to get the green light to come on.... I won, I set it on top of my head. Green Light. You are connected.
That was last night-I was connected. I looked ridiculous but I was surfin' the net. Today my husband spent at least 3 hours on the phone, another trip to The Store (alone) and another 8 hours messing around with all the wireless network routers just so I didn't have to sit with a pod on my head. Ain't he great!

Hey I am Blogging! but why?

Setting it up - not to bad, in fact pretty user friendly. Hopefully this won't be another thing I forget to do - although I don't expect an audience - I suppose this will be a nice way to keep focused and maybe by posting some projects I will feel a little obligated to follow through on them. Hey I talk to myself all the time anyway - now it will just go on my permanent record.