Monday, May 25, 2009


Today we went on one of Kaleo's "epic journeys." Kristen, Shaundi, Rob......we all went 3 1/2 hours to Ohiopyle for a hike. I usually measure how much fun I have on vacation by counting bruises on my body. Today I recieved a week's-worth. We hiked up a creek till we got to a small but powerful waterfall. Most of us were soaked up to the neck by then so we all took turns under the fall. Kristen got pulled under for a minute it was so strong! We hiked back down to where we started. At that spot, there is a natural water slide. It was the 60 or so seconds in the slide that produced the most bruising, but of course, it was also the most fun part of the day. I have to say it was by far-the most memorable Memorial Day I've ever experienced. We laughed our asses off all day watching each other slip and fall into the creek. If I could author my own life, I could not invent stuff this great. I gotta be the luckiest woman alive!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I'm working on a huge triptych. My basic plan is to use my bubble glass to make up the body of the three parts, then go over that with a few little familiar things.....clouds? birds, boats, maybe a few shells, that from a distance, the three will appear as a shoreline. At least that's the plan. Up close, you will see my patterns I've made. I'm working on two different white stripes for the foam of the waves. It will be 2 ft tall and 4 1/2 ft wide all together. It has the potential of being a really cool piece or a really expensive waste of my time. Right now, I'm optimistic.