Whew! Viva Las Vegas! We made it here around dusk lastnight, and it was a long day. A pretty good one, all things considered, except that my radio antennae broke about three hours out of Vegas. This may not sound like a very big deal, but it is. If you are not in the mood to drive in silence, it can be rather boring; not to mention tiring. I listen to my ipod and XM radio through the car radio. No longer. When I try to turn the radio on, it sounds like someone is taking a jackhammer to the front right side of my car. That ought to be a nice, cheap one to get fixed. And I guess I can forget about music selection on the way home. I do have a very few cd’s in the door well that I can choose from- quite a random selection and I’m not really sure how they ended up there: Paul Simon, Rolling Stones, The Pretenders, and a Starbucks Christmas cd. I think I’ll find a music store along the way and add to my wide collection And I was just bragging on my car- I have 96,000 miles, and the radio antennae is the first problem I’ve had, so I guess I should count my blessings.
On another (sour) note, I also just found out that my necklace is not going to be on the cover of Belle Armoire Jewelry, as I previously posted. Sigh, Wimper, Tear. Oh well. Put on my big girl panties. I’m still the featured artist! Not sure why they decided not to put me on the cover, but I am sure that if I hadn’t just spilled those beans on my blog the other day, all would be well and good. I think I shot myself in the foot with that one. Counting my chickens before they hatched. I should have known better. But you’ll all still rush out and buy the issue, whether my beads are the cover model or not, right?!
Enough of the sour grapes, let’s move on to some happier thoughts. I’ve been bestowed an International Art Award by fellow jewelry designer and Bead Queen Margot Potter. The award is given from one blogging artist to another, based on creativity, design, content, and all around artsiness. Pretty fun, huh!
Here are the rules for the Arte Y Pico Award:
1) Pick 5 blogs who deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material and also contibutions to the blogging community no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to the blog to be visit by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that has given her or him award itself.
4) Award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y pico Award blog so everyone will know the origin of this award. (Cut and paste the info into your blog to make things easier).
So I am going to award 5 other clever crafty ones who I think are deserving of this creative crown:
Barbe Saint John
I hope you will take a peek at these other crafty ladies’ blogs!
Okee dokee. I have to go make some jewelry. I’m getting really sleepy with the sun coming through our hotel room window. I helped Aveesh set up his booth this morning, and the APP show is on for him. So now I have to settle down and crank out some jewels. I think a coffee might be in order before I get too far into things, though. It’s that time of day!
I’ll try to check in tomorrow and post some pictures of new work. I have lots of cool beads that will be working their way into jewelry in the next few hours.
TaTa for now-