Monday, August 18, 2008

Off to College

Okay, both boys left for college this past week. I love the way Jason packed the car. I also love that he just can't wait to leave, look at the expression on his face. It says, can I just leave already? Get off my back, I'll be fine. He pulled out of the driveway and didn't look back or even wave. That's Jason for you.

Here's Sam, leaving for law school (Go, Sam!). Sam is much more organized than Jason, as you can see how neatly the car is packed. Here is with his Dad, looking totally content and ready to start his new adventure.

The house is quiet. Dennis and I don't know what to do after the chaos of the last week and the boys getting ready. We can't bear to look at the mess they've left, so we do the next best thing. We take a walk and sit in a field to watch a sunset.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I am honored to have an exhibit of my BJP pieces at Findings bead store, in Ann Arbor, MI. Gerry, the owner, is a great supporter of her beaders. Thank you Gerry!

The pages look so good displayed. During the year I just kept piling them up in a plastic bag, so seeing them altogether like this I can really appreciate and enjoy viewing them.

Here I am with some of the Wednesday Bead Group. We meet every Wed for beading, lunch, and creative inspiration. From the left are Kathie, me, Wendy, and Hollie.

The 2008 Bead Journal Project starts this September. Registration is still open until Friday, August 15th. It's not too late to join this fantastic group of online beaders.

BJP Exhibit

Yesterday was the "grand opening" of my BJP exhibit at Findings. It was actually very exciting. Three people came in just to see the exhibit. We had coffee and coffeecake and homemade zucchini bread. I felt like an artist! And I hope I inspired people to sign up for next year's project. Here are some pictures, as promised.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Here's something cool - my bead pages are being shown at my local bead store (Findings, in Ann Arbor, MI) and here is the write up in the weekly newsletter. I'll try and get pictures of the display on Wed.

Susan Kolovson dedicated one year to creating a beading journal with a group organized by national bead artist Robin Atkins. The results ~one design for each month ~ are stunning. We are pleased to exhibit Susan's year long journey at Findings. Susan will be in the shop on Wednesday from Noon to 4:00.You can see pictures of Susan's and several other participants of the 2007 Bead Journal Project by visiting It is quite impressive. Those interested in joining Robin (and Susan) in the 2008 journal event can register at this sight. The deadline for signing up is August 15. I know Susan learned a lot about herself and her creativity in the process.