Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Ahead My Foot!

I changed my blog colors to reflect a nice springy - green and maybe Mother Nature will take the hint!   We were doing okay there for a few days and then snow!  Today we were promised 8" or more., but all I see is rain so maybe it is not coming after all...though I do feel for my fellow NJ'ians out west,  rumor has it they received what they were promised!

The anxiety is starting and I am now trying to organize my thoughts and my materials for the upcoming Bead and Button Show in June.  The last few days I said I was going to start working in RAKU clay but just when I was about to open the box the Dark Brown Stoneware starting calling my name.  I am highly addicted to playing with different clays when I should be trying to perfect one -- but that's not going to happen in my can be sure of it!  I am as attention deficit as they come when you start talkin soon as I fall in love with one -- I am on to the other..but enough psychoanalysis for today..   All I know is I see alot of versatility during the next few months.

Etsy will not take a total back seat to this and I am trying to list 2 days a week and ship on Friday's.  The rest will be dedicated to creating in the studio and for those of you who know my routine, watching Netflix movies and documentaries!

I don't think I have anything coming up - publication-wise, if I do., please let me know.   I do believe I will be doing another Trunk Show at Beads Mosaic-Nanuet in May and other than that there is nothing on the calendar for right now!  That will probably change shortly.

So I leave you with this unexciting blog post for today - maybe I will have something a little more exciting to say next week!

Happy Creating!
and please check out the ETSY shop.. lots of new listings went up this morning and more to come this evening!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Celebration of Life

I just realized what day it was...things were not adding up as I was trying to Rush Order the Memorial Cards for Grandpa P's "Celebration of Life Ceremony" and why the person on the other end of the phone was not as anxious as I was... Its Wednesday, not Thursday silly.   Hank said I should have just asked him, he would have told me... I do believe after all these years he is polishing his sarcasm skills -- {{with a very approving nod}} "way to go hankster"! ;) I believe he gets it from me.

Berks Bead Bazaar is a wonderful bead show - more like a reunion of friends who are beaders with the show part as an added bonus!  We laugh and laugh and laugh during the slow times <--- need I say more?  It started with a bang though!  Anxious Beaders waiting in line to get in is always a good sign and the pace lasted most of Saturday... which was encouraging., but Sunday was slow to say the least.  I have to say..any other time I would be thinking about the business of beads but at Berks I do not.  I love the show, I love the people..  I spend the weekend with my Mom, Step Dad Ben and of course Hankster.   Friday we drive up without Ben who usually meets up with us Saturday evening and then the boys go off and do their own thing on Sunday.   This Saturday night we had the pleasure of dining in at "The Inn", lucky us...  but Hey, what's not to love about a crab-stuffed-pretzel?

Sad News came earlier in the day that Grandpa Peters, my paternal grandfather had passed away at his home surrounded by his daughter (my aunt) and his wife (my grandmother).  I am so happy that I spent most of Friday with him, before I left for the show.  As a family we did think he had a few more days, if not weeks still in him., but after the most miraculous last few weeks of recovery which baffled all the doctors, Grandpa could no longer "hold the line" and decided it was time to go.  A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held on his behalf this Saturday at the Church where I was baptized 43 years ago, by the same minister who is graciously flying in to preside over the service.   I will cherish the last 2 months with him offering a hand to hold when it was needed-by both of us.   Rest in Peace Grandpa.

I think the rest of this week will be spent looking at old photographs and reading about all the wonderful accomplishments attributed to Grandpa and then after this weekend I shall go back to being Lisa from LPA who clogs up the servers with power listings on etsy.. I miss that.

For those of you who missed the 2 hours of listing I did Tuesday night, please check out Lisa Peters Art on Etsy... there are some really cool cabs there just waiting for you!

Stay well and as always,
Happy Creating!