Monday, January 14, 2008

New Year

Happy New Year...late as always! I made a resolution for 2008 to blog at least once a week. As you can tell, I've already broken that resolution. But I'm going to give it a try from now on. I was a little blue after all the Christmas stress, and my birthday is always nosing its way right behind New Year's Eve. I have no idea why this birthday which isn't very special or of note should have caused me to become blue. But I was, and even the smiling faces of all my beaded dolls couldn't wake me out of it. My little Scottie, Arwen, suffered with me too, as I didn't even want to get down on the floor & teaser her with her stuffed "baby". But two days after my birthday, I got a phone call that snapped me out of my mood. The local bead store, Byzantium, called & wanted to know if I was still interested in teaching. I'd forgotten all about this, and told them yes I was. I was thinking they wanted me to do teach an embroidery class on dolls, but nope! They want me to teach beading jewelry. I had to laugh. I haven't made a piece of beaded jewelry in over a year. But I went in, and they hired me there on the spot. I can teach anything I want as long as it is jewelry. So I'll be teaching one class in March and one in April. I really loved teaching at AFIC , so let's see if I can teach beading as well as I could doll making.

Also, would like to share with you a new blog. This was created for the beaded doll artist on Beaded Art Doll Group or what we like to call ourselves...BAD girls! There are some wonderful artist there, and it is turning into a place where I can share some of my life's worries. Check it out & consider joining if you want to really find a great community of women who are kind and sharing. I know many aren't as lucky as myself in having a local doll club within driving distance filled with instant friends, but here is an option. Try it on for size. You might become obsessed!


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