Monday, March 16, 2009

Bead Surfin, Shrimp Boats, and Quilts

Wow spring has sprung around here! There is so much going on it's unbelievable. It was spring break at UGA where my husband is so it was one of those weeks where I was cramming in work where I could and playing when I could squeak it in. My mom and dad and brother visited also. My mom is a quilter...here is the super cool folk art quilt that she made me....isn't it great? We went to a quilt show while she was here and now I am super inspired to do some wall hangings of my own.

Then this weekend we took my brother surfing, I say we but really I stay on sand, but everyone else surfs, I either catch up on all my magazines or comb the beach for treasures. We found shark teeth and beach glass this time. Here a picture of a shrimp boat. After college I wanted to run off an be a shrimp boater. I am a vegetarian so it probably wouldn't have worked out and I think I am probably better off being an artist. But I have always liked the idea of working on a boat.


When I was catching up on all of magazines, I got to read Where Women Create, it is a super cool magazine. I actually liked reading the articles more than the pictures. It was fun to here how different artists work and create. I got a lot of helpful tips. I definitely need more storage and labels. Several of the artists get up at 4:00am to get work done. I am feeling inspired to try it. I don't know if it's physically possible for me, I like my 8 hours every night but I am feeling like I need to get everything done that I want to do. There are just too many projects spinning around in my head and they need to get out. I will keep you posted on how it goes....

Here are some bead links for browsing...a little late because of the weekend trip.
Have a good one,
Jennifer

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