Hugglets was quieter than usual, a sign of the present economic restraints perhaps. Lots of new faces, both artists and collectors. Both Megan and I love the opportunity to see old friends and catch up with all the happenings in their lives. Our bears attracted a lot of new collectors and it was a good day for us. The lighting in the hall is not the best and I only managed one good photograph, here is a small section of our table display.
My Bead Soup contribution is almost complete, only had time to make one item but I am very pleased with the result. The focal piece is quite beautiful and I have had many anxious moments working on something to compliment it without being overwhelming. The bronze colour is also something I have not worked with before. I have spent a lot of time looking through my stash to find suitable findings rather than taking the easy way out and visiting a bead shop which for me entails a longish bus journey to Cambridge or driving towards Ely. One of the disadvantages of living in rural England. Pictures will be up on the 17th September.
I enter lots of competitions and blog give-aways. Good news is that I am now the proud owner of a great new book, thanks to Cyndi Lavin from Beading Arts. Lots of different ideas to try.
On a new subject entirely. I follow and read some amazing blogs filled with beautiful pictures from all around the world. I very often feel that I am lagging behind as I do not have much time to spend blogging and quite honestly I am trying to cut back on the time I spend sitting in front of my pc. I am a creative person using my hands to make beautiful things, spending hours on the computer cuts into that creativity both physically and mentally. Recently reading Fiona & Twig's blog with a guest post entitled 'Blogger Breakdown' I realised that many of us are falling into a trap of feeling guilty if we do not update our blogs regularly. Well worth reading, the link is:
So now back to work as I have lots to do. Have a good week
Housework, if it is done right, can kill you. ~John Skow