This morning I sat down at the computer and thought it was about time I checked out my blog since the Cyber Give-A-Way - Wouldn't ya know it? A month exactly-I don't think I will ever be a professional blogger! First of all I would like to congratulate Julie Vasquez on winning the Cyber Week Give-A-Way! Yay Julie! I hope you like everything, thank you and big Thank you to the 70 other wonderful people for participating! I believe that is a record for readers of my blog (not that I blame you..most of the time people show up here and hear crickets) Let's see if I can get motivated and do another for um, Valentines Day!
Yesterday I was so surprised to see a wonderful blog post by the Amazing Grace Danel of GraceBeading. Please check out her blog post "fa la la la la LPA" My friends are my heart and Grace is a real big chunk of it! xoxo Gracie..
her blog post reminded me that I should not need a reminder, to remember to blog..
|Raku & Beaded Ring by Grace Danel|
|Sabine Lippert's - Dragon Head|
|Sharing the Love - Blog Hop Kit by Carol Dean Sharpe|
|In The Country - day after Christmas -nice to be outdoors!|
So, How did I spend my December? As volunteer, bead shopper, and celebrating - that's a pretty good way I'd say. Early on was the Bergen County Volunteer Association Heart of Gold Gala and a good time was had by all! The Gala was a success and I am pretty excited that my donation turned out to be a profitable one for the volunteer center.. If you ever have an event and need a Beatles Cover Band.. check out Beatlemagic - They were awesome!
|Me and Andy Warhol - "Portrait"|
|Porcelain LPA Blackbird Pendants on Silks for the Giving Tree|
a few days later I got the chance to meet up with Jennifer Chaslow Van Benschoten from Van Beads the Beading Daily online editor at Interweave for some Bead Shopping in NYC! We had a great time and I cannot wait to do it again.. (wait, I did a few days later with my mom Toho and M & J Trimmings -- heaven on earth!) You just can't get enough of these places.. now, what to do with my purchases???? Recently Jennifer sent me a photograph of a new collar she created.. Just take a look and see for yourself how talented this gal is!
|There's Jenn! Look at all those beads!|
|"Arianna" Bead Embroidered Collar|
|1st place winner in the Bead & Glass Online Designers Challenge - Andra Weber|
Andra said about her piece:
Not only does Amy host wonderful challenges using LPA components - but she teaches with them and uses them in her work. Check it out:
December also brings one of the most important days of the year... Mom's Birthday ;) We had a wonderful afternoon at Thalia in the city celebrating -- she gets younger and younger every year I am sure of it!
|by Amy Blevins - Owner, Bead & Glass Boutique|
I leave you with a few photo memories of some happy times December brought to my life and I wish for you only good times with lots of love and most of all Happy Creating in 2012! Lisa
|Mom at Thalia celebrating her __ Birthday!|
|Me and JJ having Holiday Cocktails (and lots of laughs)|
|Recently someone mentioned Absinthe to me - I just happen to have a bottle and made a toast to them ;)|
|My Beautiful Ring from Bora Handcrafted Jewelry (who I cannot believe doesn't have a website, grrr)|
|my beautiful holiday gift (created by Lorelei) from the talented and very loving Carol Dean - <3|
|GORGEOUS Beaded Rope Necklace by Linda Roberts featuring an LPA Tube Bead|
|Amazing mixture of Kumihimo, Seed Beads & Raku by Dantes Spirit|
|Beautiful Copper and LPA Raku Bracelet by Melinda Orr Designs|
|NOT TO WORRY.. more donuts coming - I promise ;)|