Happy New Year!

About time I chimed in and said that! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! I am excited about the new year...so much going on. And I know some if it is not so great, I am starting my year with a positive outlook on the future. I spent my Christmas in Cape Canaveral, FL along with my husband, Roger, who has been working there for a month now. The photo shows the two of us on Christmas eve, next to the rocket he has been helping assemble. He loves his new job!SpaceX_RCarlson__C242460
Meanwhile, back in the studio, I have been making beads for the Best Bead Show in Tucson next month. I "debuted" my SCUBA frog at the Gathering last year, but have never shown a photo...so here it is, three views. I will have several of these beads available by February.
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SCUBA frog is complete with a mask, tank, regulator and a tiny little weight belt. He has just come across a friendly little fish and is swimming among a sea of dicroic and jelly fish in the background. Of course he looked up to "pose" for the picture!

For the next couple of days (jan 8th to 12th), I am teaching at the Craft Guild of Dallas, so that will keep me busy over the weekend. I love teaching here...it's a beautiful facility and the Texas hospitality is warm and friendly! But I am looking forward to getting home...Roger will finally be home, after a month of being away!