Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Orange Lily and Purple Coneflower

These two beauties caught my eye this morning....aaah, summer bloomers!

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Story of 'The King'

This is 'The King', originally named 'Boy'. He is one of our rescued cats--my husband found him as a kitten when we lived in Ann Arbor, MI, and he brought him home to me to fix my broken heart. My dad died on Christmas Eve 1997 and before we could leave for the funeral in Florida we had to have another cat put to sleep (the cat had cancer and wasn't going to make it much longer). The King is 10 years old and has earned his name--he keeps all the other cats in line, will break up fights between them and commands their respect.

My door

This is the door that leads from my kitchen to my workshop. Originally it was a 3 pane door, but last year I broke one of the panes. Instead of replacing with regular glass I decided to build 3 new panels for the door. Each panel measures 8 1/2" wide by 33 1/2" tall. There are a total of 41 glass bevels and 4 faceted glass jewels within the 3 panels. I choose teal glass--its one of my favorite colors and I thought it would be a good match to the wood door.

Shop photo

Here is one view of my shop. I have glass stored under the table in boxes and also under the workbenches.

Welcome to my shop

After weeks of procrastinating I have finally set aside a day to work on my blog.

I'd like to show you where I work.

We bought this house last year and it was a great find for the money. Its located at the Tennessee River Art Village in Perryville (Parsons), Tennessee. The Tennessee River is within walking distance and my neighbors across the street have a great view of the river from their backporches. Me-I've got a great view of a beautifully wooded hillside.

The house had a carport and my husband and I enclosed it for my work space. We found a great deal on the big windows. The window man in town misordered the color for a large job and he was selling these windows cheap--$85.00 each. My husband added workbenches on both sides of the room. The large table in the center was our old dining table, unfortunately it was much to large for our kitchen. Fortunately for me, its a great work table!