Thursday, July 15, 2010

Where did the week go?



This week flew by with me in bed most of the time with allergy related migraines. Doesn't happen often, but when it does, I am completely useless. Yesterday, I spent a little time transferring some drawings to copper and brass in an ugly process I will never use again. But I did get to try out the etchant formula that Barbara Lewis posted on her blog some time ago. Its great stuff and I think I like it even better than the Radio Shack  environmentally nasty stuff. Best thing about this formula is it is easy to get the ingredients and easy to store.

We are off to the wilds of far far north Wisconsin tomorrow. Did I really think that a 6 am flight to Minneapolis was a good idea?  It's a quick weekend trip for a family reunion and a memorial service for my husband's uncle. He died some months ago but the family decided to do the memorial service this summer up where he grew up and where they have a cabin. It's kind of a bittersweet trip. We'll see family that we haven't seen for a long time but saying good bye to Uncle Stan is a little hard. On the other hand I can't think of a more special place to celebrate his life. So many beautiful family memories have been gathered up at that cabin on the lake.

We'll be back early Tuesday. See you then!

17 comments:

Cindy said...

LeAnn, have a safe trip to Wisconsin, reconnecting with family and paying respects to your Uncle.
Cindy

Judy said...

Have a safe trip...it is always nice to re-connect with family.
Your etched pendants are just wonderful! I use the acid/peroxide mix as well.

kelleysbeads said...

Safe travels, LeAnn! I'm sorry for the sad part, but know you will enjoy being with so many family members. I hope it is cooler Up North for you :)

stregata said...

Have a safe trip! Sorry to hear your allergies have been giving you such a hard time. Love your etchings!

sasha and max said...

Have a safe trip, and I hope your allergies are settled. PS- I love these pendants LeAnn. Vicki :)

maryharding said...

Your etched pendants are super great. Have a good trip. Getting together with family and honoring your uncle will be very healing I am sure. What a wonderful way your family has chosen.

Courtney said...

Safe trip! enjoy family.

Pearl and Pebble said...

Have a safe trip LeAnn. Your etched pieces are lovely!!!

Esther said...

beautiful.. the black one is very "antique"

Silver Parrot said...

Travel safely! Oh, and I totally heart that dragonfly one - it's gorgeous!

吳婷婷 said...

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Pretty Things said...

Those are some seriously gorgeous pieces.

eve said...

Hope you have a safe jounrey, oh and i love these pieces, beautiful work,

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Wow, these are awesome etchings!

香昱信張君林 said...

上來打聲招呼,祝你一切平安!..................................................................

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

Hope your trip goes well, that filigree piece looks fantastic I love it!

陳佑發 said...

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