Thursday, August 26, 2010

Blogs. Beads. Kilts.

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Today has not been the best, so I'm going to find a few things in my day to be happy for.

1.  I'm now an official contributor to Art Bead Scene.  I'm honored and humbled.  I have an article up right now reviewing the book "Blogging For Bliss".  I do love to blog, and I love it even more when you let me know you like what you read.

2.  Today I got to open the result of three days-worth of bead shopping on Etsy.  It was like my own private bead show plopped itself down on my couch and said, "Hello, my name is excess!"  The sweetest thing?  This little owl by Summers Studio.

3.  I just found out Diana Gabaldon's "The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel" is up for preorder. If you've read this blog for long, you'll know that I am in loooooove with the Outlander series.  Yeah, yeah, so it's a grown-up comic book, and there's no WAY they'll ever draw the version of Jamie I have in my head, but I don't care.  It's Scotland, it's kilts, it's men in kilts.  What's to hate?

After writing all that, I'm in a MUCH better mood.  Try this blogging method if you're ever down -- you'd be surprised how much it helps!

Lori Anderson creates jewelry for Lori Anderson Designs and writes the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She is also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.  Books rock her world.


  1. I'm sorry you are having a crappy day, but these are definitely three spectacular things!

  2. Congrats Lori on ABS! I am a new contributor there too. And I said those same words to Heather. Humbled. Honored. And totally tickled that I have been called to inspire the ABS readers. I need to start thinking of fresh things to focus on. Those mailers are the best. I am in a self-imposed hiatus from buying. It is tough. I want to live vicariously through you. Enjoy the day!

  3. Congrats on becoming a contributor to ABS! I think you're a great addition to the team, there.

  4. Sorry you're having a bad day. Congrats on ABS!! I love buying online because it is fun to be surprised.

  5. Really hope you have a better day tomorrow!! You certainly deserve to be a part of the ABS group!!
    I will have to check out the Scottish Tales- I am 1/2 scottish and who knows what else. Love those kilts!!
    I have a little something on my blog that will at least make you laugh which is the best medicine of all!! go see- you could win something!!!

  6. CoNgRaTs on joining a great team of editors for ABS, that is so excellent! LOVE that little bead from LeAnn, too. Wish I had one to hold :)

  7. Thats really wonderful Lori! Great news I would be pretty pleased too on the ABS!

  8. Congrats on ABS! I read your article about the book and it sounded really interesting And the owl is adorable. Have a nice weekend!

  9. Anonymous10:32 AM

    Congratulations, Lori!! Love your beads and blog!
    I am with you...they will never come up with the version of Jamie I have in my head which is probably why Diana has not made a movie of the book...she has had offers but not to her liking. Love her series and she is a terrific person. I love to go to her book signings because she will always read an excerpt from her books which is really something coming from her.

  10. Hey even a crappy day can turn good with blogger friends! Congrats on the ABS team you will be awesome!


  11. I see some great goodies here to cheer you up! I love LeAnn's beads as well...I have a couple of her owls and plan to make Collin a simple pendant on leather. And oh I know the latest in the Outlander series brings a smile to your face!

  12. Oh, I haven't heard of that book. I'm with you, Scotland, kilts, brawny blokes.... *sigh*

  13. Congrats on ABS. You certainly deserve it. And thanks for sharing that super cute owl!! TOO ADORABLE!


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