New Kitchen… mostly March 24, 2007 The kitchen is finally back together after the mini-remodel. This was part of the reason for long absence with no posts. That, and the 12-14 hour days at work. I’m hoping to slow down on those too. The pics show the new counter tops we had installed which are Corian (flint to be precise) to replace the old white Formica which was stained and coved in the corners which meant it was ripping after 7 years so it was time to go. We put in a slate tile backsplash ourselves and it wasn’t too bad. We’ve gotten to be pros at tile now and the new faucet and garbage disposal (not pictured) were installed by hubby alone and he did a terrific job. These seem like straight forward installations but not so much. Anyway, the new stove is a dream to cook on and to celebrate I got this book which is wonderful! It’s girly, a cookbook and includes the Texas Hill Country which I love so it’s a must have… it’s actually on my nightstand now as bed time reading. Odd I know for most people, but then again I’m a Food TV addict so there you go. On the art front my friend Lara and I are going to the Art Guild on Tuesday night for a reception and min-class on book binding. The class should be great, I’ve been really interested in classes at the Guild for a while but just haven’t done the research so this should be a great chance to find out more so I’m really excited. I’ll keep you posted [bad pun intended… :)]. Exciting News I’m just now posting… March 19, 2007 A few weeks ago Sarah Stewart Taylor emailed me to say a friend had found her name on my blog and she liked some of my work. I almost fell over… it was very exciting. I love her Sweeney St. George series. They are wonderful! Anyway, she asked if I would make her some cards and a charm so I did. They should be in her hands now so I’m posting the charm I made now since she should’ve received it last week. It took a little time to get done but I was thrilled with how it turned out and I really hope she likes it. I hope she likes the cards as well but since she’s going to send those on, I didn’t want to post those images… not that I imagine the recipients read this but just to be safe. 🙂 Anyway, you should definitely checkout her books since I think they are terrific and definitely a great way to head into the summer time reading season! Whew, it’s dusty in here! March 14, 2007 Ok, so it’s been a while since my last post. Work has been crazy busy and my connectivity issues have been driving me crazy. I’m hoping to resolve both of those things… mostly through wishful thinking. Is that the same thing as positive thinking? We’ve also been doing some kitchen re-modeling and I’ll post pics when it’s completely back together. We’re at about 80% now. I’m thinking I’m back on track artistically speaking and here’s a piece I finally finished. It too has been gathering dust but it’s finally done and I’m pleased with how it turned out. The first time I stamped the image on the glass and soldered the piece, cleaned the glass only to find that I had stamped the image to the wrong side of the glass … once it was clean there was no more image! I was not happy. Much better now. 🙂 Happy Tuesday guys, I’ll try not to go so long between posts!