So today is James and my 8th anniversary! Wowie, where did the time go? It only seems like a minute or two ago we were saying our “I do’s” at Karst Farm Park in Bloominton, Indiana. I miss living in Bloomington! I mean I like where we live now, but Bloomington was a little “cultural oasis” in the middle of Indiana! They have the best Farmer’s Market and Art Festival each year as well as tons of outdoor activities all within an hour of Indianapolis!
Enough about Indiana though! Someday, we’ll retire in Bloomington and think about those good old days of our youth!
More importantly, what does one give as a gift for the 8th anniversary? I should go look that up…it it paper, clay, some sort of metal….does it even have a traditional gift? Hmmmmm….I may have to just find out!
So, it’s a new week and I’ve been thinking a lot about fall. I can’t believe that the kids head back to school in a little over three weeks and soon the leaves will be turning colors and there will be a nip in the air. Fall is one of my favorite times of year though (as is spring…it’s the super hot and super cold I can do without).
In the spirit of fall, I did some autumn inspired beads this past week. Here are some pics of my ever-favorite Bloomkin beads in Halloween colors. You can just click that pic to go to the auction on JustBeads.
I love Halloween! It is the one day of the year we can just be…be whoever we want to be….to let out the inner wild child, secret square dancer, hidden diva that is in everyone and you can be really creepy and scary too! So much fun right before All Saint’s Day on November 1, which was historically a day of solemn honoring of those who passed before us.
I personally think it is waaaaay better than the over-rated and over commercialized Christmas season. I think Christmas is so overdone. I mean who really needs a 15 foot forest in the living room covered with sweatshop created lights and garland. All you really need is a little tree and a lot of love! (I sound a little bit like Charlie Brown there). After all isn’t Christmas about the birth of Christ and family…it’s not about Nintendo’s and iPods, sadly that is what it has turned into especially in the last 20 years it seems and that makes it not nearly as enjoyable or maybe it has been that way for years and when I was a kid I just didn’t notice it because I was busy being a kid and coveting Sony Walkman’s and Swatch watches…..hmmmm….that is something to ponder now isn’t it?
Hello My Beady Friends!
For those of you who know me…you can just skip over this boring informative bit about the who, what, where, and why of Angelfire Art Glass. For the rest of you….let me give a little introduction!
I am Sue Harmon-King and I create lampwork glass beads and jewelry in my Missouri studion (really it is the garage, but studio sounds sooooo much more artistic and creative doesn’t it?)
So welcome to my blog….it’s all about the glass, the beads, the goodies, life in general and occasionally it is about the pie!