A mother and glass artist, trying to balance life...

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Treasury Challenge

My team, Etsy Project Embrace (teamepe), has a treasury challenge on now. The theme is "Imagine." I've decided to enter this collection that I made: "Imagine...endless energy!" You can read in to it whatever you like. I started with the idea of wanting more energy. I'm a bit stressed and feeling run down right now. I think most people would like to have more energy. As I worked on it, though, I began to interpret energy on a number of levels, most notably as in our need to find energy sources other than oil. I try to include about 2/3 team members. I like to leave the other 3rd open to those outside of the team, to help spread the word. I hope you enjoy it!

Saturday's Treasuries

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My New Treasury

I finally had a chance to make a treasury including (among others) many of my wonderful Project Embrace teammates. It is called "It's not the destination" and is subtitled, "It's the journey." It reflects my view of the journey of life, metaphorically shown with a woodland/ hiking theme. I've included images of the woods, travel, love, motherhood, struggle, and triumph. That's life. Live the experience. Enjoy the ride...

Tuesday's Treasuries!

Here are two treasuries which include my items:

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday's and Monday's Treasuries and more

We had such a busy weekend! My son had 12 pages of homework over the weekend. Doesn't that seem like a lot? I don't remember working like this in Kindergarten. I keep hearing, "Kindergarten is the new first grade." I guess so...

Also, I was working on a custom order for a customer. She wanted a set of small light catchers in the colors of the Chakras, to assist with her meditation. What a great idea! I made them today. They look fabulous and she's excited about them! I think I may offer this as a gift package.

Last night I saw that two of my items were in Project Embrace treasuries. I was just able to get to them now. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday, Monday...

Well, I sent my little boy off to Kindergarten again. They have a drop-off. A teacher gets the child out of the car and is supposed to walk him to the cafeteria, where his teacher will collect her students and walk them down to class. The teacher got him out of the car and just sort of nudged him in the direction of the cafeteria. I pulled in to a parking space to watch. He looked so confused, but finally went in. With really little kids, it is so important that that things happen the way they are told it would happen. Tomorrow I'll let him get out of the car by himself and walk in on his own. At least he'll know what to expect. I hope it went Ok today.

On a different note, here is a fabulous treasury in blues:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Two Treasuries for Today!

Here are two lovely treasuries from Project Embrace team members:

"Bubbles of Joy" by TrickyFox, includes my Berry Bubbles Candle Holder.

I leave in 2 hours to pick up my son from his 2nd day of Kindergarten. Ever hopeful, I'm keeping my fingers crossed...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Today is my son's first day of Kindergarten. He's gone to preschool since he was 2, but this is his first full-day of school. I hope he does well. I think he'll love it. He's completely bored here. It will be so nice for him to get a fresh injection of information and stimulation. I am really looking forward to having time to work while not feeling guilty about it! My time with my son when he is home will be just for him (and maybe some of that housework I'm horribly behind on...).

Today's Treasuries!

Here are 3 new treasuries that include my work:

"August Rush" by LossiDesigns, includes my brand new Green Tree Pendant.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Project Embrace Treasury Challenge New for Monday!

This Project Embrace Treasury Challenge is really fun! The members of this team have so much curation talent. It amazes me! Here are three new ones (remeber the theme is "Joy") that my work is in:

"The Joy of Fall" by Kathleencavalaro, includes my brand new Autumn Tree Pendant.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Project Embrace Treasury Challenge

My team, Etsy Project Embrace is having a Treasury Challenge. The theme is "Joy." I don't think I'll have an opportunity to make a treasury for the challenge, because I'm incredibly bogged down with work, school starting this week, and building a shed. But... 3 of my teammates were kind enough to include my pieces in their fabulous collections:

I hope you find Joy in these!