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Long Overdue Monday Missive

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It got chilly here last night. I did not want to get out of bed and come downstairs. Our house is one of those houses that doesn’t really get warm when winter cold strikes. My house advice is always wear slippers with a sole and prepare to layer, layer, layer. The entire back of our house is made up of windows and if not careful, the heat could run nonstop. It has finally warmed up to 28° F outside so it’s almost balmy.

We had a great weekend attending a Silveramics®️ workshop at the studios of Molly Sharp and David Voorhees. They are both successful artists, David a potter and Molly a metalsmith. Together they created a unique process of combining porcelain and silver to create beautiful jewelry. It was a full three days of creating marbled porcelain pieces and, after firing, combining those pieces with sterling silver. I will take photos later today and post them on my blog.

David and Molly also take their workshop on the road. They will be teaching at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in February and at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC in August. You need not have any experience working with clay or silver to takes these classes. They excel in teaching even rank beginners to make beautiful pieces. And both locations are pretty sweet getaway choices!

As a result of our three-day creative journey, I am woefully behind in reading blogs and getting a few things done around the house. Priorities being what they are, I am putting blog reading at the top of my list. 😊 I will be catching up with you today. I missed JusJoJan yesterday, but I will catch up with a post later today.

I did a reasonable job keeping up with my 37 day writing class but last night I succumbed to going to bed early so I have some catch up to do there as well. I am also on day 45 of recording videos for 100 days. I have managed to keep up with the videos. They help keep me centered and focused on how I am feeling each day. Good therapy for me.

Now, I am going to hit publish and go read some blogs. There is also a second cup of coffee calling my name. Hear it?

 

18 thoughts on “Long Overdue Monday Missive”

    1. Molly, I am happy to share the love about the workshops you and David have created. What fun we had and the jewelry turned out so nice. I am modifying some of my pieces today to post here later. Your inspiration continues to motivate!

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    1. Oh, Pete, it is a favorite of ours! We only have two seasons available on Netflix, but I do follow some of the folks on Instagram. I am such a sentimentalist so this rings a lot of bells for me. I have also come to love the phrase “pride of place”.

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    1. We often have short bursts of cold weather, Dan. Our low last night was 26°F. January and early February can bring some chilly weather. Prediction tonight is 23°F.

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    1. I have not written about it, Elizabeth. The idea is they must be posted publicly somewhere. I post mind to a rather anonymous Facebook page. The challenge started when. Kyle Cease made the challenge to a group of 50 people he worked with for a long period of time. It is about allowing yourself to be seen, to be vulnerable.

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  1. I’m so excited about your weekend tapping into your creativity! I can’t wait to see your work!

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