Friday, March 27, 2009

Ugh, Taxes

Nuff said. I'm in the office working on taxes today. I hate this day but my appointment with the accountant is tomorrow and it absolutely must be done. I have most of my receipts together, must log and then do math. Math. I hate math. It can explain so much about the world but the actual thinking of it. Thank goodness for calculators and the giant one my hubby bought me last year. okay, enough dawdling. There will be no good jewelry pics today, just my whining. Will get back to the fun stuff after this weekend.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Finally getting the photography thing !!!

Oh, this has taken too long to figure out my camera, find the wand that attaches to my tripod, and get things working. But I think the results speak for themselves. Here are some of my recent photos of my work, much improved I think. Let me know if you agree. (If you don't, keep it to yourself because I worked really hard on this, lol. No, really, let me know if you have any suggestions. The learning curve is way too steep without help.)

This one is still a tad dark at least on my computer screen, but I'm really happy that the camera shake is gone:

Friday, March 06, 2009

Facebook got me!

Okay, I admit it, Facebook has me. The ability to reconnect with people I know or used to know has me mesmerized. I am compelled to look at every picture, every update and check in several times a day. So far I have found: a cousin who is #3 in the world mixed martial arts championships, a cousin whose name is not what I thought it was for 42 years, an old high school acquaintance who apparently married my 3rd grade boyfriend, my coworker who hates to shop at Walmart on Saturdays, my niece does not like to do her english homework, videos of my nieces dancing, no one who can follow a Logan's Run reference, a new way to connect with my best friend who lives near D.C., the boy who gave me my first "real" kiss, my kindergarten crush, and the bad stuff, divorces, illnesses, deaths of former classmates.

So, in a nutshell, that's why you don't see any new jewelry. And, the jewelry muse has other things to do than grace my studio, or maybe she's waiting for me to cross the room to my workbench. I did start a piece the other night, was trying to make a more affordable line for this declining economy, but the piece got away from me and turned into a monstrosity of ocean jasper, aventurine and poppy jasper. Keep your eyes on me folks, it's coming, it's just taking its time.