Thursday, 14 October 2010

Some new beads have been made at last !

I'm really, REALLY enjoying this time of year ... I find it so grounding when you can see the seasons changing... and of course, there is always Samhain, to look forward to.... and Halloween for the kids .... ahh... that reminds me... MUST buy monstrously HUGE pumpkin really soon !

Anyway ... I have decided, for a few days anyway, to take a break form making little characters, and have decided to make some pretty, but simple autumn and winter beads instead.. here are a couple from yesterday that I'd like to share :)

I am going to have start working REALLY hard to organise myself for the festive season ... I might start making some 'gifty' type stuff for a change... and jewellery ... I MUST make jewellery.
This evening though, I shall just be content to have both my Etsy shop and my website both back in business :)

Hope you all have a lovely day... by for now

Sunday, 10 October 2010

I had the most fantastic of fridays !

I had the most brilliant day on Friday !
I spent the day with a bunch of lovely, funny and talented glass artists at Diana East's studio, near Leicester.

The journey there and back was so much fun too ! I travelled with Kaz, Lorna and the two Dianes (glass people will know who I mean) ... and we had an absolute hoot !!! I haven't laughed so much in ages !

I had never been to Diane's studio before ... it's such a wonderful place ! It had such a lovely atmosphere .. we even had a marquee up out the back too. It was like a mini flame off !

There were so many lovely beads on display, both in cabinets and for sale... I just wish I could have bought some !

The facilities at the studio are just awesome too ... lots of torches and a really user friendly space to work in too.

I was also very fortunate to get to see a bead making demo by Astrid Riedel ... her work is just so beautiful ! It left me really wanting to try to get to know my nemesis again .... silver glass !

It was lovely to see Teresa and Martin again too ... and especially Emma Green ... I do love that girl... she's the best ! She's also enrolled me to help out at April's flame off again ... she just kind of forgot to tell me, lmao ..... but that means that my ticket is sorted ! All I need to sort out now is how to get there... it's all coming together !

And Kay .... Special Kay, and her fellatio ;OP It was SO lovely to see her again too... laugh ? I nearly wee'd !!!

Oh and the fudge ..... how can I not mention the DELICIOUS handmade fudge that I bought..... it didn't survive for very long, hehehe ....

All in all, I had the most wonderful day ... I have some of the best friends that anyone could ask for.... I also have the most talented friends too... they all inspire me to better myself, which I will endeavour to do :)

Anyway ... I am rambling again ... so I shall just share a few photo's taken on the day, of some fantastic people :)

If you're a glass artist, you'll probably recognise some faces :)
Bye for now ... Les xx

Thursday, 7 October 2010

How could I not include WoW in the 'stuff about me' post ! .. play it and enjoy x


I walked to school in the autumn mist this morning ... I love this time of year ! The leaves are all on the turn ... the berries are heavy on the bushes, and the morning air smells so much fresher than it does in the summer.

I am feeling the influence of autumn in my work too... I am feeling drawn to the wonderful, scrummy and warm shades of glass.... Adobe... Stoneground ... Olive green ... GORGEOUS deep red browns ... rich and vibrant shades of Orange .. they're all just so delicious ! And, of course, the all sit SO well with my little viking creations too !

The kids... well mostly my daughter, Poppy, are looking forward to all the fun that Autumn brings... Halloween ... Bonfire night ... fireworks and sparklers with Grandad. I love it too... probably more than they do !

I especially love the chilly nights, as it gives me the perfect excuse to light a fire and chill out in the evenings :)

Anyway.. I am rambling somewhat here .. so for those who don't really know me, here's a quick introduction :

My name is Lesley
I am 39 years old
I am a mum of 3 children ... aged 9, 12, and 19
I am a self employed glass bead maker / glass artist .. whatever you want to call it
I live with my partner in the Midlands, United Kingdom
I have 2 beautiful cats
I have far too much housework to do
I wish I had more time to enjoy things like reading, or baking with the kids
I'm originally from the Peak District area, and still miss it like crazy
I fully intend to grow old disgracefully
I must lose some weight
I have the best friends anyone could ask for
I play World of Warcraft ( and yes you can stop rolling your eyes at me... it's awesome fun)

Anyway .. just to tie up my opening ramble, here are just a few pictures that kind of describe me, in a rambly, roundabout way .....

I'm off to a fabulous studio to meet lots of amazing and talented friends tomorrow.. hopefully I'll remember to take some photographs

Have a lovely day... x