Don't you love those quiet nights at home, when you can snuggle up with a movie or a good book? When you can lounge in your sweats with your hair in a ponytail. Maybe have a glass of wine or a cup of tea... that was the plan I had for last night until-----
and this happened...
and a little of this happened...
finally!!! this happened!
Long story short:
-sitting in bed, hear crash down the street (that's a shame)
-still sitting in bed, hear 2nd crash down the street (wait a minute???)
-look out window, lots of people screaming (hold up!!!)
-run to front door to see car up the street is jammed (backwards) in parking spot crashing back and forth into 2 other cars (this looks like trouble)
- guys jumps out of car, tries to steal other car on street, then gets tired and starting urinating in middle of street (that's right... you heard me correctly)
- guys jumps back into his car, wiggles his car out of spot, and OH NO!!! He's headed straight for me (this is where I start to hyperventilate)
-slow motion starts in my head, he's coming, he's coming right for my car parked out front of my house (NO, please NO)
-I run into the hall way of my house (because there is only about 8 feet between my house and the street)
- CRASH!!! my car gets lifted off the street onto the sidewalk (I'm not kidding, this is not a movie)
- the other car also gets some "air" and pummels into the car parked in front of me which hits the car in front of it, and so on.
- you think that's the end, you thought wrong...
- my neighbors grab the guy from his car, and wrestle him to the ground right at the foot of my front steps.
-the police arrive seconds later and cuff the man on my front steps
-he's bleeding, he's taken to hospital, then he's taken to jail
Have you forgotten that this was my "quiet night at home"?
Lately I've been thinking about busting out the BIG torches and working on some larger sculptures again.
This is my very first welding piece. Not the most complicated, but a good job none the less. Sorry about the rust spot. What can I say? It's old, and it's steel.
Now all I have to do is figure out a way to juggle a full time job, a jewelry business, time to exercise, time to socialize, time to relax, time to spend with family, AND NOW TIME TO WELD. (While I'm at it, I should make time for painting, maybe piano lessons, or dance class... I've always wanted to play the bongos too.)
A big thanks to everyone who stopped by the jewelry show at The Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts (DCCA).
Turns out that the feedback on my work was extremely positive and I've been asked to be a permanent consignment artist in the museum shop. I'm working on another shipment of pieces to send up there, so be sure to check it out. Hopefully I will be represented in the shop through the holidays.
I know this has NOTHING to do with jewelry or design, but I can't get it out of my mind.
Agave Nectar is a natural alternative to processed sugar. It has low glycemic levels and is deliciousness in a bottle. I have decided to cut out sugar and sugar substitutes (aka: Splenda, equal, and sweet-n-low).
Two great things about Agave Nectar:
1. you can use it in anything... coffee, tea, oatmeal, baking...etc. 2. it does not effect your blood sugar so you don't get sugar highs and then crash.
I have tried agave nectar sporadically in the past, but now that I've converted totally, I feel amazing!