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October, 2013

After several weeks on the road, I'm home! The trip to Ireland was yet another amazing experience as I got to travel with great people, see special friends while there, and see some sights we hadn't visited before. Just a few days after our return, I was off again to Asheville NC to co-host Hot Time in the Mountains. And the weekend after that I was a vendor at the John C. Campbell Folk School's Fall Festival. WHEW!

Now it's nose-to-the-grindstone time. I'm working on a new website design that will include online shopping and I've got notebooks full of new bead and jewelry designs. More later. I've got to get to work!

August, 2013

Well, that 6 months flew by! I had a very busy summer but things are starting to settle into a routine. My term as president of ISGB is over so I have many more hours in the day to get back to my artwork. I have certainly enjoyed more time with my wonderful family!

Ireland, 2013 - It's almost time to head back to Ireland! We have a wonderful group of talented and creative folks joining us for the adventure. We'll be spending a week at Cheryl Cobern Browne's wonderful home and studio. I'll be posting lots of pictures here and on Facebook.

Less than a week after returning from Ireland, I'll be heading off to Asheville to help co-host Hot Time in the Mountains, a 30 torch beadmaking retreat. Marjorie Langston and Gary Newlin are my fellow hosts at Gary's shop, A Touch of Glass. We're working on a Facebook page for the retreats so that more artists can keep up with dates and seat availability. If you will be in the Asheville area on the weekend of 26-29 September, stop by and see some very talented artists at work!

October 5 & 6 I will be selling my work at the John C. Campbell Folk School's Fall Festival in Brasstown, NC. I am so happy to be able to teach at JCCFS and everyone who knows me knows that I love being there. I'm honored to be part of their big festival! About 200 vendors are set up on the beautiful grounds of the school and mother nature usually makes sure to decorate beautifully for the occasion. I hope to see you there!



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