Friday, February 26, 2010

Snow Again

I'm a little late getting this posted but, we had snow again. It's our third snow of the winter and the heaviest. We had about four inches on the ground which isn't much by some standards but a good Central Texas snow none the less.

This is one of our ponds. By the time we could get out for a little walk the snow had begun to melt in spots but it was still fun and pretty. With as much moisture as we are getting this winter, we should have a beautiful and great spring.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Round and Round We Go

What is in a title? Actually, nothing in this one I fear. It's just the name I gave these earrings when I listed them in my boutique on Etsy!

Maybe there is more to it than that but if there is I really don't know. I do seem to go round and round in my little studio. Do I melt glass today, do I pound metal, maybe some wire wrap, then there are the many beads that need to be cleaned and all the work that needs to be photographed and listings that need to be done. Oh, and don't forget the wrapping and mailing and off to the mail box which is a mile from the house. So, maybe there is something to that title. Round and round I go.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

In Keeping With The Heart Theme

It is February and that means hearts to most folks. I'm going along with that tradition at least one more time. Why one more time? Well, I don't think I have anymore heart things made up. Still declaring my heart creations as "love of life" hearts.

Being in farm and ranch country, and a part of Texas that is more desert than some of the monsoon areas, everyone talks about the weather. Church today was no exception as we have been getting that much needed rain. Everyone asks the same question, "How much rain did you get this week?" Our reply has been, "We don't really know. We took the little measuring tube out of the holder so it wouldn't freeze and break and we keep forgetting to put it back." I'm certain all the locals are wondering what two "city folk" are doing in this part of the world if we can't even keep up with rain fall. That being said, we love our little corner of Valley Creek and don't miss city life much at all.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

February - The Month of Love

I can't believe it is February already! The year seems to be flying by.

February is the month of Love and I have been making hearts. I read an interesting article that said the heart was originally the symbol for life. Only recently has it been associated with love. I like that better so I have decided my hearts represent the "love of life".

The last several months have been very cold here on Valley Creek but I rather like it when I remember the dreadfully hot days of summer. We are also getting some much needed rain which creates less than desirable mud! It is good for farmers crops and my beloved wildflowers.

With the cold and the wet it makes it difficult to convince myself I need to be in the studio. Even more difficult to get the studio warm enough to melt glass. To satisfy the creative desires, I have been doing more metal work. I need to be creative and hammering metal is good for any frustration that might be hanging around.