Monday, November 12, 2012

Randomness and Nothingness


** I love this photo of Zack's marble run.  What I like about it is we can put it together a ton of different ways but sometimes, no matter how well you set that thing up, you've got a marble running across the floor under the couch.  Metaphor for my life (said with a laugh as I get on my knees to look for my marbles).


** I read two entire books this weekend -- "Elsewhere" by Richard Russo and "The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days" by Ian Frazier.  Entirely different!  That's what happens when I hit the library.


** My mind just went totally blank for the past twenty minutes.  Was kind of nice, actually.


** Last show of the year is this weekend, in Fairfax, VA.  I'll be so GLAD when it's done.  I always get burned out at the end of the year with jewelry but I think I've been burned out since March.


** Man, I really have nothing to write about today.  Better go back to chasing my marbles.




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Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack.  Visit her shops by clicking here.  She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party®   and author of the book Bead Soup.

15 comments:

stregajewellry said...

I hope you don't mind that I find it amusing that you are "losing your marbles".........LOL. Zack's marble run looks like SUCH a good time. A weekend reading is my idea of a great time. Not familiar with those two but I may look them up on Goodreads. I'm always on the lookout for more to read. I have a HUGE appetite for books. Waiting now for my book about Soul Collage to come from Amazon. I thought of you when I first read about it because you are so creative and also because you do so much with Zack and this you can do with kids.

Regina said...

Chasing marbles, sounds like it could be a lot of fun... you never know where you might find what you are looking for, and with luck burn some calories too! Have fun with Zack.

Saturday Sequins said...

I love marble runs! I had one when I was a kid, and it was my favorite thing to play with. A few years ago, I found a deluxe one for a dollar at a secondhand store -- many marbles were lost, and many hours of fun were had!

For me, chasing the marbles was one of the fun parts, but if you don't like hunting around for them, maybe you could get a plastic kiddie pool and set up the marble run in there. That way, the marbles have nowhere to hide. :)

(Sometimes I think about beading in a kiddie pool for this reason.)

Createology said...

I don't even have a child, yet I find myself drawn to buy marbles when I see them...maybe so I have spares for when I do lose my marbles! Bahahaha
Your show will be fabulous and you will be amazed at how fast it comes and is gone. Another year completed. Blessings dear...

Skye said...

I think everyone needs to go buy some marbles and then keep them tucks in a drawer or hung up somewhere in a pouch. That way no one can ever claim you've lost your marbles... you can just tell them you left them at home for safe keeping :D I don;t remember ever having a marble run...I remember mousetrap which we wouldn't even bother playing the game... just set it up so it could get knocked down lol Oh, and Kerplunk! Kerplunk was awesome...that's the game we'd lose our marbles over :D In our house it was dinkycars that were being launched through the air and vanishing beneath the furniture :D

Kepi said...

I still love my marbles from when I was a kid, I had the best collection and was a champ, there is still something that draws me to them, maybe the natural progression to beads. When I hunt for errant marbles I always come up with a stash of beads as well. Good luck with the show!

Bobbie said...

OK, as much as I can relate to chasing marbles, freaking out and burning out over show prep, and having the brain go on vacation for a random 20 minutes now and then, the part of your post that truly spoke to me was The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days...I feel a trip to Barnes & Noble coming now...

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

Sometimes random thoughts put down on paper or in a blog post are better then a well-written full post!

Not only are they fun to read but they're theraputic for the author ^.^

Sally Anderson said...

Did you like the Russo book? I only read one of his and didn't find it as much funny as annoying! Just wondered what you thought.

Alice said...

Ahhh, I remember the sweet days of marbles, Hot Wheel cars, train tracks, and Legos. I miss that.

Good luck with your upcoming show!!!

Carolyn Sorensen said...

Hi Lori! Can you tell me where/when is the bead show you mentioned (in Fairfax)? I live in DC, might pop out & check it out. (If so I'll stop by and say hi!). Thanks, Carolyn

Lea Avroch said...

Lori, even when you have 'nothing' to say, I find you interesting. ;-)

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

I may know people (and some monks, yogis, etc) who would pay good money to be able to not think for 20 minutes.

Jami aka DaMamaShipp said...

I can never find my marbles - but always seem to find everyone else's. Perhaps, I may have some of yours.... I think we all lose marbles so that we can all help each other find them. Unity in purpose helps us remember we are not alone ;)

Ann said...

I'm feeling very blah about alot of stuff these days too. Not sure what kind of a kick I need:)