Saturday, August 30, 2008

Ahhh, Nostalgia

VH1 Classics is playing 80 Hours of 80's Videos this weekend. Good thing we have a DVR, or I wouldn't accomplish a damn thing this weekend.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Chaos Everywhere

Feeling a bit overwhelmed and burned out by, well, everything at the moment, I thought I would post one of my more soothing beads. It has a base of etched pink glass, and floating on top is Khaos (the manufacturer's spelling, not mine). I love the Khaos on this bead because it refuses to etch and go all soft and complacent and nice, just like any self-respecting Chaos should.

Monday, August 25, 2008


Those of you who know me well, know I tend to be a bit macabre. I enjoy the darker side of things; spooky, gory, messy, and bloody are usually important components in my choice of movies and books. One of my favorite movies is Hellraiser. Another one of my favorite movies, however, is The Little Princess. (In a throw down between Pinhead & Shirley Temple? Shirley Temple, hands down. Nobody that cute can't be anything but Pure Evil.)

So when I set out to make some scary Halloween beads, do I reach for grey and black and blood red? Nope. I create a fiesta-colored monster that makes you want to cuddle with it, not run screaming from the room...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Bead Pretty. Buy Bead.

I love making beads. One of the reasons I started this blog is to develop my severely malnourished "toot your own horn" ability. I can babble on incessantly about so many things (Cliff Claven, anyone?), but when it comes to 'me', I have a difficult time.

Having said that, however, I am just posting a beadie, and then it is off to beddie-bye for me. :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things."

-- Denis Diderot

Quote of the Day

"Those who danced were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

-- Angela Monet

Monday, August 18, 2008

Why one-eared pig?

My grandmother gave me Pig when I was 10, shortly before she died. He is a Gund, and started his journey as a soft, fuzzy, dependable friend who loved me unconditionally. His fuzziness is long gone; he is grubby, has holes and only one ear (there is a second ear... somewhere). His dependability, however, has never waivered. In middle school, I used to name him after boys I had crushes on, but the identity crisis wasn't good for his self-esteem. 29 years later, I still sleep with him (much to my husband's chagrin).

Love me, love my Pig.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Quote of the Day

"I would rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special."
-- Steel Magnolias

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

When I can't be creative...

I enjoy the words of others. I love to write down quotes, any kind of quotes: witty, funny, sad, morbid, wacky. When all else fails, they save original thought.

Here is one of my favs:

"When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on Earth. So what the hell, leap."
-- Cynthia Heimel

Monday, August 11, 2008