Friday, September 3, 2010

The Call of the Islands

This summer the hubby and I got the opportunity to visit Hawaii for the first time.  The best way I can describe the trip was a banquet for the senses.  Immediately when disembarking the plane, the air wafted sweet with plumeria and other tropical smells.  The warm tradewinds were like a warm, gentle touch on the skin.  No matter where we looked, the sky, water and greenery were intense with color.  I now understand why people return to the islands over and over again.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

"10 of Hearts"

I have had an awesome summer, but alas, have pretty much forgotten about my blog. Sorry 'bout that! I will definitely try to catch up! The past several weeks I have been furiously working with friends on a mosaic heart that will be auctioned at a dinner in December held by Los Ayudantes. The funds from the auction will go directly to All the Arts for All the Kids, the foundation that provides art education to children in the Fullerton school district.

Some of the end results of this project, other than the obvious completion of the heart, have been the hours spent with good friends creating, talking, problem solving, laughing, grumbling, and laughing some more, and generally having a good time for a very good cause. The friends that I have had the pleasure of working with are: Gail, Joanie (new to me but fun!),Julie, Nancy, Nina, Katherine, Kirsten, Shelley, Sue, and Vicki.
I am so glad I was able to participate! Even though I was in Hawaii and Idaho during the planning, my friends still let me join in.

After all the hard work, I now have the joy of being able to look at the finished product and see bits and pieces of my good friends reflected there.Here are some pictures of our heart-it truly has been a labor of love.
1)  Completed and delivered to the Fullerton Museum

2) Grouting and cleaning on the last day  3) Sue's fused birds  4) Kirsten's fused ladybugs  5)  Fused dragonfly