...with excitement! Silver Bella is officially only ONE WEEK away. I leave next Thursday at O-600 and in case you're wondering, the O standing for "Oh My God what was I thinking booking such an early flight!" :-) Oh well, it'll get me to Omaha early enough to arrive, get all checked in and settle in for my weekend of magic. I'm SO EXCITED! I can't wait to see my pal Lilli and I also get to meet Kari, Wendy, Julie B. and about a hundred other Bellas! Whoo-hoo!!!
I have a couple of Silver Bella swap items but I'm gonna have to show those to you tomorrow because I still have LOTS to to still show you from Art and Soul...and this ain't even all of it! I still have to finish my Lisa Call bracelet and share that with you.
First up, here's a picture of the villages I received from the Art and Soul Village Swap. These sweet little bits were just all loverly...
If you want to refresh your memory of what my little villages looked like, you can bop over here. :-)
So do you Moo? I love Moo cards and have had the opportunity to trade with some VERY talented artists! Look at all these glorious pieces of Moo art I've received! Can you believe it? I am very proud of this collection!
I made a few purchases on Vendor Night at Art and Soul. I bought LOTS of fun and odd bits for collage. I bought this amazing doll head from Thomas Ashman. He is such a cool dude. I am definitely going to look into taking some classes with him and his wife, Ramona next year. I bought the bingo balls on Vendor Night and I bought the doll hands at Flutter on N. Mississippi in Portland. Oh what a lovely shop. I also made some delectable purchases at collage, Poppy and Ivy and Porch Light, but alas, those goodies have already been assimiliated into the Craft Pit (my studio).
I also bought this beautiful wall hanging from the very kind and talented Lisa Kaus. I absolutely love this. It just makes me very happy. Actually, ALL of Lisa's work makes me happy.
The hanging says "The sun shines bright today for it is a pleasant day." Just lovely.
I also wanted to show you pictures of the charms I made in Sally Jean Alexander's Soldering for Virgins class. Man, that was an fabulous class and she's just awesome! And her husband, Brad was great too! I haven't had a chance to solder since class but I totally think I got it! Here are my charms. Some are still a work in progress.
The "beautiful" charm is my favorite, for obvious reasons...it my Momma! The front is her beautifulness and then the back is her shadow from the same picture. Pretty cool, eh?
Okay so can I show you one more thing? It's not Art and Soul or Silver Bella but something I did that I had lots of fun with. I've mentioned before that I have a group of friends at work that call ourselves "The Taco Salad Gang." We meet most Thursdays at a cafe and Thursday is Taco Salad Day and so, well, you can figure out the rest. A member of our beloved Taco Salad Gang transferred to another building and so to help her always remember her pals, we put this together.
Our pictures and then little fold outs where we wrote a message. Pictured are Cindy, Leah, me, and Melissa.
Whew! Okay I think I'm done for now.
By the way...Happy Halloween!!! We have had a TON of trick or treaters. I just adore that this still happens in our world. I know for a few years there were so many scares that kids just didn't go out. There seems to be a shift...and I for one am glad about it. Take care!!!