Happy Spring!


It’s officially spring today aka the Vernal Equinox, the day and night are of equal lengths. I’ve been cleaning, organizing, pulling weeds and attempting to tie up the loose ends of 2007 so I can move full on into spring. I will be playing at Ducky Waddle’s Full Moon Salon on Friday, March 21. Check the link on the right for more information. Also, here is the complete link for the Bead & Button magazine article featuring yours truly.
http://www.beadandbutton.com/BNB/Objects/PDF/bbpdf080472.pdf




Taxed


We had the our annual meeting with the accountant today, I swear it’s like therapy for the finances. We still have some loose ends to clean up but the worst is over. It’s an excellent opportunity to do some spring cleaning and organizing.
Here is a picture of Casey in the desert flowers. The much needed rains have produced an abundant variety of blooming things this year, many that I’ve never seen before. Even the cactus are fat and happy. It was very dry here for a long time. Many of the burn areas are slowly returning and flowers that only germinate after a fire are in full swing. There is always the possibility of more drought so it’s good news that we may get a bit more rain this weekend.

There seems to be some issues with the font sizer in this blogger thing, it has a mind of it’s own. Everything looks fine when I’m editing but it’s either too large or too small after I post. Oh well…

March madness…


It’s tax time again and I am gathering up papers and receipts to get ready for the annual meeting with our accountant. I have also decided that I am just really lazy when it comes to editing photos for internet posting. It really is time consuming when I would rather be making things or playing music. I managed to get one pic together for your viewing pleasure. In the past year or so I have been making these crazy hollow formed beads that are inspired by things you would see under the microscope. I’ve been calling them amoebas or giant microbes ( I know there is a difference between the two but I claim artistic license here). Last year at the Tucson show, Karen Flowers saw these beads and suggested that we do some collaborating and this is just one of the results with more to come. She did the excellent bead crochet work that plays off the colors in the bead. 

In other news: 
I am profiled in the April 2008 issue of Bead & Button Magazine which is now on newsstands. This is very exciting for me and I hope you get a chance to check it out. Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend the Bead & Button Show this year. My sister who is currently serving in Iraq will be coming home on leave to get married so I will have to pass this one up. I am so excited for her and can’t wait for her deployment to be over later this year.