Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Random Post

Today's post is brought to you by total randomness.

Zack had a violin recital yesterday.  I'm so glad his school had someone come in for the past ten weeks to teach the kids.

But this morning, Zack was not feeling good.

Big Kitty had a sleep-in out of sympathy.

I finished organizing the book shelves.
This photo makes me happy beyond reason...
I just love books.

I decorated a bulletin board.
I love to keep postcards from art bead makers!

A while ago I held a bead swap on my Facebook group and I had two partners because I (of course) goofed something up.  I was going to show photos of what I received from Peggy and Cindy but things got cleaned up and put away before photo day.  Luckily Cindy had a photo of some of the altered art goodies she sent me:

I got my buttons for the Button Swap Hop from Niky.  
They all have a story which I'll be sharing on blog hop day.

Tomorrow is the Echo Creative Club blog hop, and you can still enter to win beads from me and Nina Designs by clicking here.

I'm wondering what I can make with these?  They were my splurge at a recent bead show (they're made by American Trade Bead, who has a really interesting bead mission), I have the matching pendant, too.  And I just learned his work is going to be in the Smithsonian soon!

And the thought for today:

The Dalai Lama is very wise.

Love to all.

Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.


  1. It's always nice to see the arts being promoted in schools, especially in today's economy. Our little school is lucky to have a band, a jazz band, a choir, and art class.

    I love random posts, and yours is lovely with all the goodies you included.

    I've GOT to get busy on the three challenges I've signed up for, but wowee this week has been rough and super frustrating. I need a vacation!

  2. Zack - I bet you did good in your recital! Hope you are feeling better real soon.
    As long as I have been blogging, I still forget to take pictures, especially before pictures. I am trying to crop some pics now so I will have some before shots to use in a post. You think I would know better by now.
    Enjoy your evening.

  3. oh Lori- he's so beautiful- did you feel like one of the parents in The Music Man? "That's my boy!"

    I'm afraid I'd be so embarrassing as a parent. It's probably best that I jumped right to Granny!

    I am green over those bookshelves.

  4. It is so nice to see parenrs that are so involved with their kids. WAAAAAYYYYY back when I was in school (Catholic School to boot), the you NEVER saw a parent attend any activities! So glad times have changed!

    Your bookshelves are awesome! And that little bluebird button is sweet! Can't wait to see your next creations!

    PS: Hope you are feeling better these days!

  5. I wish I had room for bookcases like yours!

    Petting the cat always makes my boys feel better.

  6. I blogged about harold too! We're twinsies!

  7. like in this order... the sweetie, the cat and the bookcases...

  8. American Trade Bead is HWC right...ohh I love his mission. Goal which is very noble idea.

  9. love the book shelves!

  10. Harold's beads are like no others. Your beads are beautiful. I must remember to see his booth at Bead and Button; it's always filled with customers.

    Love your bookcases - my kind of "look".

  11. Hope Zack feels better soon.
    LOVE those beads!

  12. I have enjoyed this random post today. Zack is so cute with his violin. I am sorry he isn't feeling well but how wonderful to have kitty keeping him company. Your bookcase is fabulous!!! I love how you have it arranged. Great swaps and beads as always. Very wise Dalai Lama...

  13. You may have a little Itzhak Perlman on your hands. When I lived in NY my only way of transportation was walk or subway. You could go down to almost any station and there would be "the subway violinists." They were amazing.
    Love those beads, are they polymer clay?
    I hope the little man is feeling better today.

  14. Those beads you got from American Bead Trade are stunning.

  15. Great bookshelves!
    Hope you enjoy the altered art supplies!

  16. Oh, both my babies have stood up there with the instrument under their chins, so this just made my heart go kerthump pittypat! Give Zack an extra hug for me tonight, please. So sweet!


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