Thursday, 30 August 2007

There is a distinct lack...

...of exciting news to report I'm afraid. Work has been a bit quiet since I returned, although I was able to get stuck into a new project today, which was great. I haven't torched a lot lately - but I do have one more new auction up (and a few relists), 'Cosmic Stones'. I am running an SCA feast next weekend, so I am involved in a lot of planning for that, and will spend several evenings next week cooking in preparation. The kitchen at the hall is not great, so cooking most of the meals in advance is the way to go. I am missing all my American friends. It was great to finally get to meet them all, but its harder now to be so far away and not be able to have quality girl time. I guess it will inspire me to sell lost of beads, so I can go back another year and catch up again. In the meantime, Australia is a wonderful place to visit girls!

Monday, 20 August 2007

New Education Blog

From now on, all posts regarding education will be made at my new edublog 'Let's Talk eLearning'.
I will be getting some new auctions up this week, starting with these ones.....

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Feeling poorly...

I am home sick from work today - there seems to be a nasty bug doing the rounds. I managed to finish editing some photos last night - so I am adding them to the relevant posts from the trip, so scroll back a bit if you want to see them. I'm afraid I have nothing exciting to add....
Here is a pic I took in the plane coming home.

Friday, 3 August 2007

Home Again!

Well, I am settled in back home in Melbourne again now. The last week of my USA trip was amazing, but very busy and tiring, so I didn't get a chance to Blog. As I mentioned, Julz and I drove to Minneapolis over 2 days, taking our time and stopping along the way. On the second day of the trip, we didn't take off until lunch time, and drove straight to Minneapolis, only stopping at Cracker Barrell for an authentic country breakfast. The next 5 days was filled with trading beads, socialising, buying tools and glass, volunteering, trading beads, dining out, trading beads, buying tools and glass, buying beads and some more eating! It was a whirlwind few days, tiring but lots of fun. The bead bazaar was mind blowing - to see that many top quality beadmakers selling in one room was something that simply does not happen in Australia, and it was a great experience. I sold for my friends Fay and Julz, and booth-sat for others as part of my volunteer hours. I both traded and purchased some awesome pieces - I will post some pics soon. I'm going to go back and add in photos to my earlier entries, so make sure you scroll down next time you visit. Now I am back at work, and getting ready to get stuck into my beadmaking with renewed vigour (and hopefully creativity!). It was very inspiring to see, fondle, buy and talk about such amazing glass art, and the demonstrations were great for information and inspiration also. Plus I cant wait to play with my new tools and glass. So hopefully I will be posting about new work for sale shortly - this weekend is torch time!