I'm getting back into the swing of life after returning home Monday after the fabulous Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee. It's now Friday, so I bet you're wondering what I've been doing this week. The bare minimum, that's what. I just needed some down time after back-to-back trips.
We took the family to Florida for a week to do the whole Disney World thing. A week of Mickey Mouse and his friends in 93 degree weather and 73% humidity was a killer. Seriously, Florida is a totally different climate than Arizona. Yep, we get to 110 degrees in the summer, but our humidity is around 4%. There's a reason our state mantra is "It's a dry heat".
When I travel to places with this kind of humidity, I feel like a Ball Park Frank. My skin plumps to the breaking point, and I figure there is no point in even bringing moistruizer. For the record, I slather on lotion and drink a gallon and a half of water daily. It works for me and I truly love living in Arizona 9 out of 12 months a year.
This was the first time I've been to the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee. Susan got her blue ribbon for being faculty for something like 8 years of the show's 10-year anniversary. I was blown away by the vendors and classes and attendees. These ladies (mostly women though I did see some men walking around) have a passion for jewelry that's unmatched.
I bought some of the most beautiful vintage Czech glass beads in steel grays and black that I cannot wait to get my hands on in the studio. Also some other vintage glass found object goodies. The vendors just returned from a trip to the Czech Republic and came home with some of the most beautiful and authentic treasures you've ever seen. I was sketching jewelry designs and ideas in my notebook for most of the 4-hour flight home.
That's about all there is to tell for me. Will update soon with some designs when I get them made.
Here's wishing you a very Artful Day!