Well, 2008 is now done and dusted. And thankfully too. The last 3 months of last year working on a big and urgent project for work which left me too pooped physically and mentally after hours to do anything. So, not a lot of creativity or beads were conjured up. Not saying I didn’t make anything, just not as many as I’d have liked (but isn’t that like everyday? 🙂
So, what did I get up to? Well, the house renovations finished in December and I got a studio with great lighting and ventilation. I am really stoked with that, woohoo! It’s a mess in there at the moment, but I have to work in there for a bit to find out how I’m going to figure out a work-flow system. Then I’ll get some drawers and shelves and the like for all my bits and pieces. I’m super excited about it. Photos anyone?
Also, I attended a Think Pink High Tea event to raise money for breast cancer research. This was organised by my friend Liz DeLuca (and many others) and was a big success. I had so much fun and bid on big beautiful glass objects, I also won gorgeous glass goodies too. I made a glass bracelet and donated it to the cause. It wasn’t pink, oops, but it didn’t have to be. So I made something different to what I usually do and it’s turned out to be a favourite amongst friends.
In this time I discovered a new Double Helix glass called Triton. Oh baby! Very nice indeed. I really like how it’s a shiny lighter silver colour compared to my other favourites Psyche and Nyx. So, with a new bracelet design and a new glass, I just had to mix the two up. The results is a nice light but shiny bracelet. What do you think?
And then Christmas arrived. I unfortunately had worked myself into sickness and ended up with tonsilitis for Christmas 🙁 But I did what I planned to do for Christmas and that was to lie around 😀 I met up with some family up on a beach north of Brisbane on Christmas eve to eat prawns and drink beer and hang around the Surf Lifesavers Club until Santa showed up. It was an impressive crowd waiting for him this year. Everyone was in such a good party mood.
Christmas morning we were back to the beach to worship the waves and the sun as every good little Aussie does at Christmas time. The waves were great that day. Thankfully a coffee shop was open so that we can just chill out on the beach instead of rush back for breakfast. The rest of the day was spent sleeping and eating and just haning out with my mum and one of my sisters. More photos if you’re interested.
And then New Years was more of the same, except without Santa. We hung out at the beach with friends, relaxing, reading and swimming. More yummy prawns were eaten and washed down with lovely cool ale.
Aaahh…Now to just continue that relaxed pace into the rest of the year 😉 Chat to you guys soon.