On that porch sits an antique rocker and old wooden boxes that house wonderful primitive treasures. And if you turn the knob on the old multi-paned door, and step inside, you'll see my torch and cubbyholes full of glass rods of every color of the rainbow, and a small sitting area with old fireplace mantel, with an old oval braided rug in front, and 2 rockers, one for me, and a small pint size rocker for the grandkids. And in the opposite corner, an old Hoosier kitchen cabinet, full of vintage utensils, grubby candles, and old yelloware crockery bowls, the things I collect.. And this my friend, is my playhouse, my solace, where I can work, create and venture into my world that is far from the normal work day, and where my grandchildren can venture through the looking glass and back.
And at the close of a much treasured small span of time, filled with creativity, with a little tiny hand grasping mine, we go back through the multi-paned glass door, back to the porch, and on to the house, back to reality, and we sigh together, and we smile, because we know the next trip to the studio, is yet another adventure and another beginning.
It is cold here, and today I took a beautiful little snowflake from a very special Christmas card from my Mother, and I placed my little Tiffany Blue background golden snowflake, and encased it in glass and soldered it to use as a pendant. A little treasure, a memory, to be worn on these cold snowy days, and a sweet warming reminder that I am loved by my family and friends. Today is my Birthday! Thank you to my family, friends, acquaintances and to GOD, for making this my SPECIAL DAY.