It was a really good conference (2nd highest attendance ever!) and they are going to miss her on the board next year. But, tough! We do have other things going on! (remember I'm not doing too much bragging about the conference because I want her to write about it next week.)
While Lisa was running a conference I found a very interesting glass and enamel studio. I ate at some very fun restaurants. And I got some good writing done. Most of the writing on the trip was for a novel and a novella which are interrelated. I have some non fiction going but I really do like doing fiction (at what point doing non fiction would I get to use the phrase 'buzzard bait'? If I can get it squared away I would really like to have the novella ready to launch in December (I know... planned publication date... scary)
For those who are interested here's a link for the enamel and glass studios... (they're really in the same place but apparently have separate web sites http://www.deliasart.com/ http://boiseartglass.com/
I also ran into this 'little guy' the pen is for scale
This is a piece of green quartz that I'm going to have to cut into two (due to a crack) but plan on carving. It's no surprise that it took me so long to find this one... I thought I was looking for a piece of fluorite! It was a surprise to find it there (there were only two pieces and the store didn't know they had them!).
The bench is up. And now has 2/3 of the major tools in place the swap top saw and grinder and...
my new drill press (that apparently really want's to be sideways in the blog (sorry :-( ).
The new uber band saw and some diamond core drills are on the way; so hopefully by my next post we will have some really fun stuff to show.
Well, till next time, remember if you wake up next to your boy friend/girl friend/spouse/whatever in an alternate dimension it might not be his/her fault (well, the first time at least!). Fiction writing, its fantastic!