Last November, I made a decision to move my blog from typepad and came back to blogspot... Thanks for finding me here! Early on, I worried about not having any followers, but you started to trickle in and as of today there are 74 of you!
In January, I participated in my 1st Bead Soup Party, hosted by Lori Anderson. This past May, I participated in my 2nd one - these swap opportunities really opened my mind to different designing possibilities
In March, I learned torch-fired enameling from Barbara Lewis...and met a few new friends...Christine, Lori, Cindy, Jeanette, Sue...and of course Barbara! I believe if I had to choose one thing that I did this year that changed my art, this class would be it.
Then, in September, I went to ArtBliss where I had an opportunity to taked classes with Melissa Manley and Deryn Mentock (need to take pictures of my Musical Note earrings!)
and I met some more wonderful people...Shelby, Carol, Leslie, Laura to name a few, and learned some more things that would totally change my creative thought process...in a good way!
I have had 2 pieces featured on ArtBeadScene's Monthly Challenge...
And just last month, won a contest over at Jelveh Designs for a piece I created with one of her beads...which has now winged it's way to a new home with a very special person :)
There are more things that I could mention if I were writing a book, but it's just a blogpost! I trust that the coming year will bring with it more celebrations of new learning opportunities and creative possibilities...I would love to celebrate being published in some way, and would love to meet more of you.
Thanks for coming along on my creative journey and I hope you are celebrating something everyday!