Monday, June 11, 2012

looking forward, or shit I have to do when i get home from bead and button

I'm on my way home from bead and button , tired but happy . It was a good show and the energy there was so awesome. I got to reconnect with old friends and beadie buddies and met  many new people. 
I am especially grateful for Lori Anderson and Lisa Peters for organizing a great dinner for us and grateful for Heather Powers for organizing a bead breakfast for all us beady peeps. The kindness and generosity of this community never fails to amaze me. They hold a very high standard for me to live up to. They are the  people that I know "online" through blogs and meeting them in person doesn't disappoint. They are kind and generous and supportive. Many  have approached me and gone out of their way to offer their sympathy and support regarding my situation with the knock off beads that I blogged about a short while ago.  I really feel loved by this amazing community. 
Customers have been sweet and supportive too. Its very exciting to me to see people who are excited and connect with my work. They tell me how they have used my beads in the past and its a real thrill to be part of someone else's creative process. If it were not for my customers I couldn't do this, o matter how much fun  have.

When I get home there is something waiting for mw besides my family,  whom I miss  dearly, especially my " special " dog Arlo who has been watching out the window and waiting for me to return  since I left on Weds. 

Special helper monkey/studio assistant  Arlo

I have a huge pile of beads waiting to be glazed.

These are things I was hoping to finish for the show but ran out of time.

On the upside, its always been hard to get my butt back in gear after a big show, but now I have something waiting for me to finish and I don't have to think to hard. Thats a good thing my brain needs rest. 
These big bead shows kind of make you stupid for a few days and you are less then astute  while your cerebral cortex tries to gel itself together. Its sort of like a big beady hang over.

Glazing will be like therapy for the disturbed  mind.

I'll have lots more bead and button news later this week!


  1. what knock off beads!? how did i not know about this! heading back through the blog to see if i can find out more info

  2. I didn't know about that either! I am so sorry that has happened to you, Miss Diane. There is heart and soul behind all that you do. It sure was nice to see you again and get some of the real deal right from you. You are so very fun to be with and I always enjoy hearing what you are up to! Enjoy the day. Erin

  3. I absolutely love the beads I bought from you! And you are a HOOT and I loved spending time with you.

  4. Cool beads! I hope one day to have one of those 'big beady hangovers'!

  5. I love your bead selections! I hope someday I can attend Bead and Button!!

  6. Anonymous5:04 PM

    It was great to see you again! Thanks so much for all the laughs, grapes shooting at me and the swapping!

    Diana P.

  7. Beady hope someday very soon I get to enjoy a beady hangover. I am sorry about the knock off situation. I think you made a good decision not to expend your energy there.

  8. Oh how I wish I could come help you glaze! I miss my kiln sooo much, my died in a flooded basement, still in mourning over it. Lucky girl!!

  9. Aww you have a "BTU"! We call them Boston terrier units, or BTU's for short. *giggles* I grew up with them. Your Arlo is such a cutie! Can't wait to see your post on Bead and Button.