Friday, October 15, 2010


Here are photos of what I've been up to since we last talked.

Lily in the bath tub, for no particular reason, except that she's cute. Sophie was not interested in being photographed that day.

Making a ring in the studio with the Little Torch. Don't try to take a picture of yourself using a torch, it's a bad idea.

A lovely bracelet made by Michelle, who was wearing it at the Preview tonight at Bead Haven. She used one of my toggles for it, so I asked her to let me take a photo of it. Very pretty and she used my favorite color of Miyukis.

My friend and photographer, Jonathan Sabin, taking new photos for my website. I will have those up soon. We spent many hours together recently shooting and editing. I really like this photo of Jonathan, it kind of captures his spirit.

Football! Night game at Kinnick Stadium. It was Iowa vs. Penn State. We won.

Homecoming was the Black and Gold game. Fans were instructed to wear either black or gold, depending on your section number. We Iowans are a obedient bunch.

Paul and I spent a pretty fall afternoon at Wilson's Orchard recently. They have the best fresh, hot apple turnovers I have ever eaten.

The view at Wilson's Orchard.

I can't believe it's been a month since I blogged. I really enjoy writing this blog, so I don't know why I took such a long break. Truthfully, since we lost my Mom, I have a had time with tasks that require communication. Mostly, I hole myself up in my studio and just make things. It's the one thing that I can do that seems to come naturally to me right now. I will work harder to post here more regularly, because I really did miss it.
Fall is here in full swing and that means football, apples, pumpkins, and the fall open house at Bead Haven. The preview was tonight and we had a nice turn out. It goes all day tomorrow too, so be sure to stop out and see me.
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Vickie Hallmark said...

Be gentle with yourself -- grieving naturally causes a bit of withdrawal. Do what you love and allow time to heal over those open wounds.

It's a tough time, I know. I'm seven months out from my mother's passing, and I know it will be some time yet before it gets easier.

kimmykats said...

Cristina it was very nice meeting you at the open house. I love your work and can't wait for some lessons! I win on the furry baby side...we have 6 running in and out the pet doors!

Cristina Leonard said...

Thanks Vickie, I do know that you know how I'm feeling. I wish I could give you a hug.

Cristina Leonard said...

It was great meeting you both too. We'll have some fun! Yes, you win the kitty count, it only seems like I have 6!

Gail said...

I've missed you!!!!!!!