Christian, our grandson!
Most of you know we came within a gnat's hair of losing this beautiful little guy to a 1-in-48 million case of the flu last February. His healing is nothing less than miraculous. We have the honor and joy of entertaining him at our house this week. He is such a fun little soul. And he will be celebrating his 8th birthday on August 6th! We are so excited to have him here and continue getting to know our youngest grandson. Life is good! Just ask this little man! His attitude is so encouraging to me. He is such a sweet little spirit.
Our friends, Mark & Janine have been discovering a bit of a hidden snake world on their property since they have begun a construction project on an out building that apparently was housing snakes ~ lots of them! There is a song out there some where about a Snake Farm that is operated by Buck and Roberta. Things have gotten way past "casual" with the Snake Farm i.d. so I felt it appropriate to mosaic this snake for Mark's birthday! Then, I fell in love with mosaic glass (as opposed to tile work) and have gone crazy with gathering all the tools appropriate for glass cutting and etc. Oh my gosh! I love getting excited about new things! You will see more of this soon --- not snakes, necessarily, but I have an owl on the table now. And I am in the process of cutting a zillion feathers out! Practice makes perfect!
Christian and I went to see the movie RIO yesterday and the blue macaw has inspired an entire new series of glass to come! Oh my gosh! The colors in that film were amazing! The movie was a great creative genuis of music, dance and color! I found a sweet little glass shop in Elizabethton, TN yesterday, so I'm all set!!! Transitioning to glass ... at long last.
I love flowers --- all flowers. These black eyed susans and geraniums are in my front garden. They make me smile ... ear to ear. And they have nothing at all to do with this post! I'm all over the place this week. Gheesh!!!
Shannon (my Clayzaics business partner) and I went to the Southern Highland Arts and Craft Guild show in Asheville, NC on Friday. It was incredible and inspiring. There are so many very talented and gifted artists out there. It's simply amazing! We also visited the weaving store and Highwater Clay. So, in addition to the glass, I have a new shuttle so I can weave a purse and journal covers (!) and some earthen red clay so I can build some fun little pots. But for now, I'm getting ready for the Mt. Mitchell Craft Fair August 5 and 6.
I am following along with a quilt making with Chrissie ... check her out here. I haven't made a quilt in several years --- like since the mid 80's. Hope I get through it in tact!
But this week I'm playing. a little art with Christian ... but mostly playing.
Happy Tuesday to all! And the rest of the week too.