Sunday, November 21, 2010

Some things I've learned....

♥ It's ok to be behind in an online class.

Stephanie Lee, Homesteader's Metalsmithing

♥ It's wonderful to embrace a new art form -- but realize I have to wait until after the Christmas rush of shows and internet loading and year-end tax preparation to fully explore it.

Enamel beads I made in Barbara Lewis' class

Glass waiting to be made into beads in my lampwork studio

♥ It's ok to curl up in bed with a good book and then take a long nap.

check out the books I've read at

♥  It's an incredible, freeing feeling to find inner peace.

A wonderful quotation in front of a paperweight I made.
Thank you for being here.

Thank you for reading.

Lori Anderson creates jewelry for Lori Anderson Designs and also writes the blog Pretty Things.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.


  1. You not only can be great ... you are great!

  2. I really tried enameling, but I think my torch does not work for it - sniff - I love those beads. And the sleeping and reading idea sounds really good, since I feel I have a cold coming at me....
    Thank you for this really nice post.

  3. Lots of points to ponder...and always love pictures! Thanks Lori!

  4. I second Barbara's comment - you are great! Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. I wholeheartedly agree with all of the above and your beads are glorious.

  6. You'll love Stephanie's class when you get a chance to get caught up. There is never enough time.

  7. I echo Barbara. You are great! You'll get to the metal smithing when the time is right for you. Meanwhile, I wholly support the curling up with a good book and a long nap philosophy of life. It's really a very good strategy to unlock the creativity that lurks in your subconscious self.

  8. Lori, You year off paid off. You really learned a lot!

  9. All good reminders. And you are great, Lori. You don't need anyone to tell you different.

    Enjoy the day.

  10. Wonderful thoughts Lori! Mark Twain was so right. So cosy...ox

  11. You seem to have found that inner calm we all need to embrace this time of year. Thank you for sharing all through 2010. My Christmas wish is that we all have a better year in 2011. Love Mark Twain- he was a genius. Merry Christmas to you and yours!


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