I didn’t feel well yesterday but I still had a wonderful day. My very thoughtful husband and children bought me the coolest little cart for my gardening tools which you can sit on while you’re working! I also received some new gardening gloves, pruners, spray nozzles for the hose and a new hose. My oldest bought me two packs of giant Sunflower seeds. I’m so excited to plant them!
It’s a tad chilly and windy here today. The ground is wet from two days of rain. I usually plant my annuals on Mother’s day but the weather had other plans this year. That’s okay; it just gives me more time to plan. I know I want my usual Morning Glories, Million Bells, Potato vine, maybe some Geraniums, a couple colorful hanging baskets, vegetables plants… The list is endless. I can’t wait to share my plants with all of you this year!
We are working on new things all the time. I’ve just added some beautiful fused glass soap dishes to http://www.cosmiccleanbody.com. They will not only beautify your bathroom but will drain the water away from your soap prolonging its use. We have new soap scents like Stellar Winds (Pikake) which is a soft floral scent also called Hawaiian Jasmine, Newton’s Epiphany (red apple) and Gravitational Pull (tropical fruit) that is just super yummy smelling! We also are now offering a soap sampler! It is a great way to try our soaps and decide which scents you like best.
There are always things cooking on the back burner, stay tuned for more!
I’m making pot roast, potatoes, carrots, gravy and fresh baked bread for dinner. YUM!
What are your name, Etsy name, profession and location? My name is Nancy L. Addante, aka Smokeylady54 or crazy lady that makes
glass beads, and some jewelry.
Married? Single? Do you have children? Do any animals dwell with you? Yes, I have a wonderful husband Pete, a lovely stepdaughter, son-in-law and grandchildren.
A dog named Smokey and Bandit the cat.
What medium/s do you work with and where did you learn how to do this?
I play with glass, a torch and kiln. I wanted to try torch work because I’ve always loved beads and just wanted to try making my own. Took one class, bought books, and just played with the glass and when I see something I like I keep it. Beads form different in the torch and it is not always easy to make them look alike. Other great lampwork artists can do it, just not me.
Do you have a specific area you work in ?
I work in my basement, in the laundry area. Yep, I would like a separate area.
What inspires you? Color, I love all and every color of glass rod and frit I can get my hands on.
Is there a medium you haven’t tried that you’d like too?