Sunday, February 28, 2010

White on White

We hauled cameras and computers to the beach house to work on the next set of colorwheels for Eye For Color...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Adorn Me! in Houston

Packing boxes of soups, fibers and books for this exciting new show put on by Art Unraveled diva Linda Young.

I hope you join me for the following classes:
Eye For Color
Tuesday evening, March 2 6:30-9:30

Wednesday, March 3 9:00-4:30

Cornucopia of Gems
Thursday, March 4 9:00-4:30

Monday, February 22, 2010

Gazing out my window

at the deep pre-dawn sky. So peaceful while the world still sleeps.

When the sun woke up, the moon followed (see him peeking between the branches?).

Winter to Spring

Such silly weather. Snow and winter everywhere else. Warm, bright sunshine in Seattle. The wild plum in our garden is a riot of bloom and coating the earth below with it's own version of snow. And oh, when that magic light just before sunset strikes the blossoms...

What a wonderful weekend at Ben Franklin Crafts in Redmond! Thank you all for coming to my trunk show / book signing and class - I am honored so many of you joined me inside on such a sunny weekend! And to Kim, Nu, Karen, Natalie, Ria and all the staff at Ben Franklin - it was a joy working with you!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sun Peaks beckons

as it does each year. A perfect family ski vacation!

I made a new bead soup on the eve of our trip and asked you to help name it... then I immediately disappeared into the heart of beautiful British Columbia. I hoped someone would come up with a good name while I was away (wasn't that sneaky of me?) - but never imagined I would come back to so many great ones!

How can I decide between all of those sumptuous images?! I can truly picture every name you offered (some posted on my blog, others e-mailed and some even told me in person!) as the perfect choice for this colorway.

But I have to choose one, don't I?


Arabian Nights

Thank you cjvierow and Nancy and please let me know your addresses so I can send you each a soup!

But I keep going back through all the names and I just have to follow Suzanne into

Monet's Garden

and Waterlillies

And dive down with Mel into


Thank you all for your ideas. My mind is reeling with all sorts of new possibilities!

p.s. Many of you commented that I had my dates wrong for my book signing / trunk show and class this weekend at Ben Franklin Crafts - Silly me. You are so right!

Trunk show - Saturday, Feb. 20
Wanderlust Bracelet class - Sunday, Feb. 21

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New Colorway - Give Away

My new Bead Soup Collection colorway needs a name - any ideas? Tell me your thoughts and your name will be entered in a drawing to win a bead soup!

Fiber Bouquet - Nebula

Fiber Bouquet - Basalt

My whole collection will be at Ben Franklin Crafts in Redmond WA during my trunk show/book signing on Saturday, February 21

Join me for Wander With Flair
Sunday, February 22 at Ben Franklin Crafts

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Serene colors of the beach

calm and restore me
gentle waves tug at my soul
Climbing over logs, combing the beach
cares wash away like little bits of flotsam
I find my center, my balance, my self
I'm okay now

Where do you go to find your self?