I've dug into my older Gaffer colours lately and boy do they have some lovely saturated colours. The above earring beads are a streaky ink purple with a hint of fuchsia, really rich and dense in colour. I really do enjoy working in their veiled canes the colours are stunning just on their own.
My coach Lindsey Millar has written a really good article on running. I recommend it, it's a good read. I'm currently trying to get my distance up but struggling with hip pain. Seems having a day of no running in between runs makes a difference for me. So far a bike ride on those days doesn't seem to flare anything up.
I'm starting to realize one of my largest food struggles is multi tasking while eating.
Kara Lydon blogs about mindful eating and I realize I fail epically at this. After coming home from a week spent with good friends where at least once a day we all sat down to eat a meal it occurred to me I do not do this near enough. I usually check email while eating, write to do lists, cruise the web or FB but rarely do I just eat a meal.
I think that's what lead to me eating while bored, later in the evening while watching a movie. My late night snacks are about to get squashed. Along with a clean/healthy eating plan I'm implementing a "eat only at a meal" rule. I need to sit and un plug while eating. This might be harder than I think.
I have been creating tiny works of art in glass since 2003, in my home studio in Victoria BC Canada. Working mainly in soft glass I love the colors and reactions they provide. I draw a lot of my inspiration from the Canadian wilderness and the lovely gardens in my area. Victoria is known as the “Garden City”. My personal love for animals and wildlife provide me with a constant source for artistic vision. My other passion is horses we own, breed and train! Between the two passions I am always busy! I am happy to do color requests if you have an idea you are dying to see transfer into glass, but can’t promise it’ll be exactly as your mind had it envisioned! Glass sometimes has a mind of it’s own.
I am a member of the ISGB and Pacific Pyros. I am a self representing artist which means all the beads you see are handmade, one by one, by me! They all go directly from the torch to the kiln, making for consistent crack free beads.
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