Found this image on FB. Kelly Ford Powell posted but not sure she is the one who made this Superbowl Delight.
The most exciting Superbowl in our family was 21 years ago when our nephew Sean Moriarty was born. Happy B-day to you Sean! Your such a fine young man. You make your family proud! Also proud of you for being man enough to carry a purse.
Anyone who knows me knows that I Robbieize everything I touch. Just can't leave well enough alone. So it is no suprise when I should be making new designs for Kentucky Crafted: The Market which is March 3 & 4, my time is spent adding things to my charm bracelet from The Charming Weekend. Added some copper paper clips and more found objects. Much more!!! The more the better really! And turned it into a big-ass necklace that I plan to wear to the theatre tonight.
Mary Noelker sent this link to inspire. She had plans for her own charm exchange.
I was soooo inspired that I wanted to copy each and every technique that I saw in this one. Such a fun way to produce something that I wouldn't ordinarily. Push me outside my comfort zone and try new techniques.
The following posts are of The Charming Weekend. You Totally Rock Mary for getting this together and making it such a fun adventure! And...well...so charming!!!
Michelle Weston glass blower, Leslie Baete Fawcett bead weaving jeweler, Mary Noelker lampwork jeweler, Marianne Brown potter, Kelli Pope pottery-metal jeweler, Robbie Moriarty mixed media jeweler. Not photographed because she had to leave before documentation:) Theresa Kibby anodized alumimun jeweler.
And so it began. Mary sent an e-mail asking if we (7 artist friends) would want to come to her family's cabin on Lake Cumberland for the weekend...sometime in January when we are not busy doing art shows. We could each bring 7 beads that we made for a bead exchange. Mary would supply the chain and findings for a bracelet. At the end of the weekend we would take home a cool bracelet. YES...we all said!!!
Well that is not all that happened. First we were speechless when we saw the awesome cabin. In the e-mail she didn't mention the non stop laughter, flowing wine, yummy food, and life skills we would learn via new words/phrases. YES....we did all leave with a cool bracelet and much more.
School's closed 2 hours early this past Thursday....Yes the Blizzzzzzard was heading for us! It would hit in the late afternoon. Groceries were a buzzin. People stocking up for the big ass snow...THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN! We got a slight dusting that was gone by the morning.
Pic of our mantle with hand crafted metal snowmen.
Tired of resolutions. I just break them as soon as they are made. My resolve to quit drinking Diet Coke lasted all of 2 days. Then my mantra was "REDUCE". Yes, that's it, I would reduce my size, intake, stuff, clutter, stress... did I say stuff? But then it occurred to me that I like clutter. I really do. I respond better under stress.
Who knows if I can even reduce my intake and size for the long haul. And really I need all this stuff in my life to maintain some level of comfort and creativity.
Yeah, I may reduce and organize my clutter. I might even quit drinking Diet Coke. But really does it matter in the whole scheme of things? My dream/goal for this year is simply acceptance. Oh Yeah and World Peace:)
Love this pic. I stole it off of Facebook and do not know the source. This seems like a job for Gordon the Brit. Gordon??? Happy New Year!
P.S. Gordon the Brit is amazing he found the orgin of the pic. It's called the Human Peace Sign by summer-every-day.
Somehow the photographer took lovely pics of their home and then got caught up in the fun and excitement of the evening ...The pics of delish meal and other revelers are not as flattering as one would like thus not shown.
But there is some disturbing news. I was in a room full of men of a certain age....playing the game Gestures or Guesstures, whatever, the game where your team has to guess what you are acting out. The actor is not allowed to speak. When my team kept shouting out "orb" when I was clearly going for the word "circle" I was concerned. So when my next word was YMCA I was sure our team would win the game and all the lovely prizes under the tree. How could we miss, all of my team grew up in the 70's and know the Village People intimately. So I did the dance, not once but twice...maybe even 3 times. In a room full of men not one knew what I was doing!!!! Haven't they been to a wedding reception in the past decade??? Didn't I tell them about Drew Brumm's wedding reception and the dance injury I suffered doing the YMCA??? Didn't they try to put the unflattering pic of me getting my dance on at Drew's wedding as my screen saver? In spite of the loss a really good time was had by all. I stayed in my jammies the fist day of 2012 trying to get over the shock.
I have been interested in ART all of my life. I studied art in college and opened a porcelain restoration business in Louisville which combined my interest in art with my appreciation and love of detail. I have always been a collector of many things, amassing hundreds of thousands of buttons, trinkets, charms, bijoux, beads, found objects, and all sorts of fun things. I currently produce a line of whimsical art jewelry which I wholesale and retail across the country. I've been married to Sam for 20 plus years and we have 3 rescued Black Chow Chow's. Bear, KeLe, and Zoee my children with FUR! I will be sharing my various collections, art shows, artists, friends etc. And any thing else I think is cool will be in this Blog.