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What is in my Etsy Shop now.

A few of my jewelry pieces for you to view.

Taking photos is very calming to me.

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I enjoy concentrating on the composition when I photograph. Not only do I move the camera, I move myself around too. You see a whole new perspective if you change your angle. Try it sometime.


Go out and take a look at this amazing sight tonight.

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On August 20, 2013 the moon reaches its maximum brightness. Therefore it is called full moon. Full moon is a lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun.

Bulletin Board Push Pin.SOLD!

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SOLD !!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR PURCHASE !

Very, very important info about blogger and Picasa Web photos

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Excellent Advise from: Picasa GeeksI learned the hard way and didn't want you make this mistake! If you use Blogger.com for creating your blog, and you upload photos from your computer – that creates a Picasa Web Album.
DO NOT delete that web album with the orange Blogger logo!People have made this mistake.  They’ve been browsing their Picasa Web Albums and see an album they don’t remember creating.  Thinking it was time to clean up, they deleted the album.  Next time they took a look at their blog, they saw lots of red x’s where the pictures should be. There’s no way to get the pictures back!Even if you know what pictures they were, and you re-upload them to a web album using Picasa on your computer – they will be in a different location, a different URL than the original album.  That means that the references to the pictures in your blog will not be correct.  You would need to edit each post and re-insert the images from the new Web Album. It Gets Worse!My standard method for adding…

Up close in my garden.

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It was a great morning to take some MACRO pictures of my flowers.


Handmade in the flame

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Chunky bead bracelet

Lampwork Artisan Glass Beads ~ Handcrafted. Unique. One of a Kind ~


Take time to really look at your garden flowers.

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 My garden has the most beautiful hibiscus flowers blooming. This one is about 8 inches wide. Love it. Do you?




Beautiful Sky this morning.Eyes of the World.

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Good morning SKY !



Remembering Jerry Garcia Today-The Grateful Dead. "A lovely view of heaven but I'd rather be with you"

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To me, it's not just a rock band. How about you?
How have they influenced your lives now ?




When life gets you down, just listen to a song and you'll soon be dancing.
 As lead guitarist in a rock environment, Jerry Garcia naturally got a lot of attention. But it was his warm, charismatic personality that earned him the affection of millions of Dead Heads. He picked up the guitar at the age of 15, (read more here) http://www.dead.net/band/jerry-garcia


What's with this photo?

At age four, while the family was vacationing, two-thirds of Garcia's right middle finger was accidentally cut off. Garcia was given the chore of steadying wood while his elder brother chopped, when he inadvertently put his finger in the way of the falling axe. After his mother wrapped his hand in a towel Garcia's father drove him over thirty miles to the nearest hospital. A few weeks later, Garcia,who hadn't looked at the finger since the accident,was surprised to discover most of it missi…

Happy Birthday to my Boxer Dog, Capone.

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I made a VIDEO. Watch me make a glass bead. Flameworking. Lampworking

I just found out about: Glass Beads Daily

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Are you a fan of quality artisan glass beads? 
Check this site out:Glass Beads Daily



Etched or Glossy Beads

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I finally invested in some etching liquid and I'm loving the soft matte look it's giving to my lampwork beads. Which do you prefer?

Not etched : These beads have not been etched. They're glossy.
Etched: These beads are etched to a matte finish

Grape Vines and Childhood Memories

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Funny how a grape can bring so many good memories back to life.
As a child I remember the grape vines in my backyard. 
We had fun picking them and spitting out the pits.


I must try these Oreo Truffles

Oreo Truffles
1 package of Oreos
1 pkg. (8 0z) cream cheese, softened
dark chocolate

heavy cream (optional)

1. In a food processor, grind the Oreos into crumb.
2. Mix the Oreo crumbs and the softened cream cheese together either by hand or in a food processor.
3. Scoop the mixture into balls and freeze or refrigerate until firm.
4. Melt the chocolate and add a little heavy cream to thin out if desired.  Dip the truffles in the chocolate and roll in desired toppings. Chill until the chocolate is set.