hi. recent events this week have served to painfully drive home the fact that life is completely unpredictable and wholly uncontrollable, despite how desperately one may wish otherwise. so if you have someone in your life that you haven't hugged recently ("recently" being within the last 20 minutes) then i really think maybe you should take a break and go hug it out. no, seriously. i'll wait.
ok. are you back? cool. my turn. *hug*
so i've discovered glass etching this week. of course, when one discovers the wonders of glass etching, what should one do? have a glass etching party, of course.
so a bunch of us got together and, using my cricut, some armour glass etching cream and piles of random glassware, whiled away a good six hours. add some lasagna and old episodes of friends, and you have yourself a pretty fantastic friday night. so fantastic, in fact, that i'm going to do it again tomorrow! no, really. i am. so if you want to come over, feel free. but you have to bring your own glassware. sorry. those are the rules.
what else could you want besides a plate that agrees with you?
i have wildly talented and patient friends.
this is my plate. yes, the giant one that's yelling at you.
yep. that's the one.
in other news, i'll be participating in the 9th annual book arts festival this saturday. i'm terrified. and the dining room table is currently a disaster. it's covered in chiyogami paper and glue, bits of string and piles of paper cranes. i've gone to bed every night this week exhausted and covered in modge podge. i'm not sure what to expect, but it should be a good time if nothing else. in case anyone is interested, it's at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and starts at 10am this saturday, november 20th. here are some sneak peeks:
i'm about ready to barf glass pendants.
that would actually be a very lucrative, if rather unfortunate, condition.
i know i'm not supposed to play favorites, but i like these ones the best.