A busy week it's been for me for sure as I'm sure it's been for lots of folks. Getting back to "normal" after the holidays - whatever normal is - can be a challenge for some, like me. We get in that holiday mode and sometimes it's a little hard to get out of it. We're in it for months BEFORE the actual day even happens !
Along with getting back into a "normal" mode, I've been back to the torch a couple of times and playing with my photography set up. More of the photo stuff in a bit. The torching was a bit of a challenge this week as I continue to try and get comfortable making butterfly beads. It's going to take lots more practice that's for sure as I continue that effort. My goal is to make the butterfly then be able to add decorations of all sorts. Again a challenge for me but well worth it. I USE to be very comfortable sculpting beads but that was nearly 2 years ago and I haven't done that since. So again, it's back to the drawing board for me. lol ! And that's ok cause no matter what I do at the torch, I LOVE IT ! :)
Butterflies below !
Of all the photo's I've taken, so far, this is the best one. :) As you can see there are funky butterflies but I wanted to show my progress as I go along. The top middle blue one has burnt wings. lol ! The orange and blue one on the bottom right was the very first one I've ever made. See, I never made butterflies before this - ever. lol ! The orange and blue one will definately be staying home with me and the burnt wings one, I MIGHT be able to still save that one. We'll see. I'm going to keep making these in the hopes I'll get better as I progress. I want to do my very best for the families that will get the butterflies.:)
I've been playing with my photo set up and it's been a HUGE challenge. Or maybe a pain in the behind is a better way to express it ! lol ! Photography is not my strong suit at all. Still, as you can see with the photo above I have alot of work to do ! All this will be the subject of my next post as to what's going on with that. It deserves to be kept separate. lol ! I LOVE making beads - HATE taking pictures of them ! lol ! So until next time...........
Thanks so much for coming by my little blog. I hope you come back again sometime. I will post at least once a week from here on in. :)