8/11/10

Mid-week Update





A little background on this week....I can't go too far out of town for various health & financial reasons, so I decided to take a daily vacation around our county. Each morning I load our van up with my portable bead studio, a picnic lunch, my camera, phone & walkman and head out to one or more of my favorite spots to sit & bead.
It hasn't been particularly sunny, but it's been mostly dry and warm, so I'm happy.
On friday, I join some friends to pick up beads at our local pow wow, then that evening I'll catch the opening reception for our big exhibit at our visual arts center and then dinner with friends.
Saturday is the show & tell with portland friends (I'll talk about that when it's done) and sunday we have a visit from some friends from our early days together (40+ years, woohoo!).
Anyway, here's a photo of one of my favorite views to bead by, another one right in town (watching a very large NOAA ship dock) and a couple of the pieces I've been working on....both are in progress, and I hope to show more when they're finished...
Hope you're all having as good a week as I am...big hugs to you all!

6 comments:

Penny said...

What a lovely gift to give to yourself - a mini-vacation while getting to sleep in your own bed *smile*. I love the idea. I'd have to wait until later in the year though - its way too hot (and humid) to be sitting outside for very long.

lilylovekin said...

What gorgeous views you have to bead by, it must be wonderful.

Carol said...

I like both of these pieces. The one on the right looks like a mosaic.

I would never think to take my beads anywhere in this area and bead. But if I had your views of the ocean, I would certainly be spending time by the water. Thats one thing I miss about my hometown on Lake Michigan.

I'm glad you have good friends to enjoy spending time with.

beadbabe49 said...

It does seem strange to be searching for sun while so much of the country is experiencing too much of it, penny!

I do love it, lorrie...

abeadlady said...

Lucky you. Love the pics and of course, the beadwork is exquisite as always.

Pursuing Art... said...

Love the photos...I think it is so neat that the NOAA chose Newport for their home.

So glad to hear that you are packing up and heading out each day...sounds delightful! What a fun filled week for you!!

Your beading is as beautiful as ever!