Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

Just wanted to post my wishes for a Merry Christmas to all!!!
I hope you are having a wonderful restful day full of love and light.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


DH is a big fan of tiki culture so we try to make it a goal to visit as many tiki places as we can.
Here is Tiki-Ti--a wonderful hole in the wall tiki bar in Hollywood. The original bartender used to work at Trader Vic's.
There were many people dressed in Hawaiian shirts and also one person dressed in a 50's houndstooth suit....or was it plaid?--it was hard to see inside the bar. It was a super tiny place but very nice and tasty drinks....I think the DH liked the Tonga Hut better(far fewer people and more low rent)...but it was very nice and a good break from "the usual".

Sunday, December 14, 2008


A post on Lampwork etc. Forum prompted me to think about dreams. Last night I had a very vivid dream about being some kind of gangster guy. I had met up with my brother at his house to just hang out, but was ambushed in the garage by a rival gang. I went for a gun that was in the cabinet but it was shooting blanks. The rivals had gone through the house and emptied all the guns and filled them with blanks. The rival gangleader had a pneumatic gun which shot out upholstery tacks and he shot me in my face, eye and back. He wanted us not only to die, but to suffer.
I ran into the house and was breaking into a wall where I had secretly stashed a magazine for the guns my brother used(.40 Glock). I tested the bullets to make sure they were real and tried to text for help also(no coverage). The gangleader was banging on the door and I shot through it . There was a real life bang and I woke up and stayed in bed until about a half hour later when the neighbor's cat started crying.
But I guess that wasn't weird weird....I did have a dream once that I was a tabloid reporter who was investigating why Brad Pitt had so much interest in South America and the rainforests. I went on a long search and finally found his compound deep in the Amazon. He had discovered dinosaurs and had recruited scores of scientists to develop a telepathy device so he could communicate with them. His plan was to use them to take over the world. He discovered my investigation and gave chase riding on the back of a T-Rex. It was pretty surreal.
These vivid dreams usually happen when I eat something before going to bed. I find them curious!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

An Old Photo.....

I was cleaning up the studio and came across some old photos--this was one of them. This is Mamoru and Kinako, the bestest Akitas one could ever hope to know. Kinako is about 2 and Yam is about 1 in this photo.(we call Mamoru YamDogs sometimes--it comes from babytalking 'MyaMyoru" to "Mayam" to Yam). I love that big smile of his. Kinako blinked in this photo. I wonder if it was a harbinger of things to come(her blindness)....I miss her terribly and still have her ashes next to my bed, along with her collar. She was pure love.....
I loves them both so much!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Today's Creations

I am still having fun with the Bullseye. I finally broke down and purchased the Studio Rodz pak and it should be arriving soon. I can't wait! It also allows the purchaser a 50% discount off the regular price of Bullseye so it is a huge savings.
Here are a couple more experiments and more flowers....

Monday, December 1, 2008

More Flowers!

I am in love with making Bullseye glass flowers! They are so much fun to make!
I am trying different combos. The flowers at the bottom of the last photo were made with a color called Superman. To be frank, I didn't like this color until I put it under yellow. Then it had a retro feel that I like alot.
I think now I am at the skill level where I can finally make the Lily of the Valley beads that were a request from a friend many years ago. I hope I can do them justice. My thought was to do several white flower beads, some leaf beads and a focal with a small floral picture of the plant....on a base of violet blue....I hope I can do it :-D