January 24, 2008

There is a light that never goes out...


I am feeling somewhat better today but I am still not all the way better. I did go to my Punk Rock Fitness class last night, but kept it really low impact. Didn't want to overdo myself. I slept fine and feel just kinda coughy and sore today. So not too bad of a cold so far. It gets really bad for me when I get the sore throat...that's usually the first thing to hit me and I am miserable. Not this time (yet!) so that is fortunate.
Above, another one of Chuck's cards from the new Magic Morningtide series. He's a pretty cool looking creature,eh? Called a Nevermaker, I presume. Can you tell I am proud of his work but don't really know what I am talking about with the game? Now that this second set is out, we are getting a lot of great emails from gamers, which is super cool! We heart gamers!

I have been working as much as I can with this cold, I made some beads last night and will glaze today. I am getting a bunch of weird stuff done too: photography that has piled up, Etsy store listings, new advertisements, and emails that I have been putting off. I am also thinking about teaching some classes in beading, which I haven't done in years! A possible opportunity to teach at Gen Con this summer has presented itself, and I have had a new re-interest in teaching. This would be a class mostly for the non-gaming spouses and friends of the gamers at the show. Something for the wives and girlfriends and moms to do pretty much. So I want to design something really cool looking, but easy for a beginner, and inexpensive, using my beads. It's a fun challenge! In my mind in the past few days I have been seeing reruns of all the classes I have taught over the years...it used to be a weekly occurrence in my days at the bead store.
Ok, so sometimes I just enjoy typing a word into You Tube and seeing what comes up, for the song of the day. I am surprised how often I get something that interests me. Today I typed in "never" for the Nevermaker card, and I found "there is a light that never goes out" by the Smiths. Sorry if you hate the Smiths, but I love them. And this cheerful little song (*lol*) is one I remember vividly from my youth, crooning in a solemn fashion with my girlfriends while wearing all black...

4 comments:

  1. Yay! The Smiths! Great card too!

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  2. Melanie,
    What are you thinking about teaching at Gen Con? I'd love to come and see you again!

    molly s.

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  3. Love this whole commentary!!! will send to my kid!

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  4. Gaea & Jean...thanks!

    Hi Molly! I am thinking of teaching a very very basic beading class. Like, this is a headpin, this is a crimp bead, sort of basic. For total newbies. That is what I like to teach best...to get them hooked early!

    I would love to meet up in Indy again during the show. Do you think you might make it up to MI for the Bonanza in March?

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