The snow we got a few days ago, wasn’t the ‘real’ stuff. We’ve had a couple days of sunshine, and for the most part, it has melted away.
I did enjoy taking some photos in the yard, just after it fell, and this morning I took my camera outside to photograph some of the frosty leaves and plants in my yard.
I’ve left the (now dead) plants on the deck, even though they’re not very attractive. My hope is that we’ll be visited by some moose this winter, who will think the frozen zucchini and tomato plants are a welcome change from bare birch saplings.
During the summer, you may remember that I photographed the Coffell Family. At the time, Abby and I agreed to barter with each other - exchanging my photographic services for one of her - and her husband Bo’s - beautiful pieces of jewelry. I’ve written about Abby and Bo a few times in the past. They are extraordinary glass artists, using lampwork, fused glass, and metalsmithing skills to create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.
I asked Abby and Bo to make me a bracelet using blue and black beads, adding in sterling charms that were representative of my photography passion and my love for Alaska. Abby delivered the final piece to me today, and I wanted to share it with you all:
Thank you, Abby and Bo, so much for the beautiful bracelet! I will wear it with pride, and of course, I’ll be bragging about you to anyone who comments on it. When you’re famous glass artists, I will be so proud to own one of your pieces. I’m sad to see you leave AK, but I know that you will continue to WOW folks with your talents in your new home too. You can check out Abby and Bo’s ETSY shop here. They add new pieces all the time, so check back regularly. They also do custom work, if you’d like a piece made especially for you.
I want to thank those of you who have already emailed me about my 2010 Calendar. While interest hasn’t been as overwhelming as last year - and with the economy the way it is, I can certainly understand that, I am grateful to those of you who have asked to be added to the order list. I will be sending out emails to all of you in a few weeks, with further information. In addition, I have placed a thumbnail image of the calendar on the top right of this blog. By clicking the thumbnail, you can see a preview of the calendar, with more information on how to pre-order one. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Before I end this entry, I want to give a shout-out to my oldest (as in longest) friend, Michele! Happy Birthday Mich! I hope your day is absolutely spectacular! Enjoy that California sunshine, and make sure you eat some cake for me! ***smooch***
Until next time…