Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Do you listen to music when you create?

A Native American Flute

I like to listen to music when I am working in my studio even though while I am making glass beads the ventillation system tends to drown it out.  So one day I decided not to turn the ventillation on because I wanted to hear the music.... not a good thing!  but that's another story...

Anyway, while in Sante Fe last year I had the opportunity to hear someone play a Native American flute and I was hooked.

The history of this flute is vague, but it's main appeal to me is the soulful, haunting, and emotional sound.  I found an artist that I particularly like; and I think his music has really inspired a lot of my new designs which I will be showing you all over the next few months.  Check out Scott August and his music.  Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Home From Vacation

Many of you know that I just spent three weeks on an expedition to Antarctica.  Wonderful trip.  Trying to catch up with emails, regular mail, and oh yes, gathering tax stuff.  I'll reopen the Etsy store at the end of the week.  lots of ideas for new projects.  It's great to be home.