I am a little late posting this week because I decided to go to the Meet and Greet at ArtBliss last night.  I was late to that also by the time the Friday night kid activities were complete and kind of doubted the intelligence of driving across town to hang out for a mere hour but IT WAS SO WORTH IT.  I love what I do in the Air Force and I love the people I get to work with but last night I felt like I was with my own tribe (to quote the lovely Erin Siegel).  I got to chat with Erin and her mother in law as well as  Erin Prais-Hintz, Sandi Volpe, Jenny Davies-Reazor, the host of this year long picture adventure Sally Russik, Laura Twiford and I am sure there are others I am forgetting.  It was wonderful to see Jeannette and Cindy, the hosts of ArtBliss, and congratulate them on the success of the retreat and of course, Cindy's awesome new book!  Am I gushing? Probably. Okay, let's get to the pictures...

This week Sally challenged us to show our best shots.  I have two of my kids (naturally) that I want to show, but had a few minutes Thursday night to take some macros of the first set of beads I have made in my new space.  What's nice is that I have the counter space now to leave my lights up so maybe there will be less bathroom counter photos of my creations in the future :-).  I lucked out and one came out really well, with only minor tweaking in Aperture:


Here's the whole set:


And here are the two of Emma and Michael, my current favorites, both from last Sunday:



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12 Comments

  1. Awesome photos! Love the beads! And kiddos are always the 'best' in my opinion - sleeping or awake! ;-)

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  2. Sounds like a blast at Art Bliss. So many familiar names. Glad you enjoyed. Your lampwork is great, but I am a softy for any kid pics. Just wonderful!

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  3. How fun to meet all these wonderful people! I can only hope one day I can say the same. Your photo of the bead is fantastic! And your kiddos are so sweet!!!

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  4. Great shots of your kids! The beads are fantastic, especially the single one. Good job!

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  5. I love hearing about everyone's time at artbliss - sounds like a blast! these are really great photos and how wonderful that you will have a dedicated space to keep on making this magic

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  6. Wow that first shot is amazing! Love all the colors of the beads.

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  7. What gorgeous beads! But I'm sorry, photos of kids trump beads every time, for me :)

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  8. Lovely pics, how can any one go wrong with kids and bead pics???

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  9. Great photos of the beads and your lovely children.

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  10. Great photos. I love your new beads.

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  11. Beautiful photos Elisabeth! I agree with Erin, it definitely felt like being with our own tribe! It was wonderful to see you, I just wish you had more time to hang out and chit chat!

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