Last Thursday we suddenly lost internet. I thought it was the weather but that was not the case. After being on hold forever I got tech support who had me try a few things unsuccessfully, and 50 minutes later had an appointment with the repairman for Tuesday!
If you have read my blog for a while you know that if something rare or weird could happen to someone it happens to ME! So the repairman told me that he did not know how it happened but the modem quit talking to the box and had deleted all the commands it needed to get on to the internet.
So after a week with no internet the kids were going a bit crazy. I just did some design work and beading. Funny how much we rely on something so invisible to keep us amused. One downside for me and my OCD is that I had over 700 emails. Which my kids make fun of since both of them have over 2,000+ . I think I would have a panic attack with that many unread emails. God bless the delete button!
Now, onto happier and more Ghastly things. Yerp, I said ghastly. That is the word this week over at Every Inchie Monday. For me this was an easy one. My kids have grown up with Pokemon and other pocket monster-type games so I knew that there is a pokemon named Gastly. So did many of the other artists at EIM. When I told my kids about this pokemon they mentioned that maybe I should try to be different, (like when do I ever follow the path well traveled, you would think these kids don't know me!) and go with the Shiny Gastly. Basically (from what I can tell) he is different colors from the regular Gastly. So I figured, why not be different for once! PFFFFTT!
During my internet "purge" I was glad that I had already downloaded the B&B Extra that had some cool patterns in it and I was able to play with some new beads that I have had for some time but never found a way to use them. I decided that I was going to make the necklace in the colors of my favorite sports team. The Chicago Blackhawks. I am really excited about this as it will be going along with something I am doing later on as well. Check this out.
The pendant is called Sparkling Star Flower Pendant, and the necklace is my own design. The pendant uses two-hole piggy beads, 4 mm bicones, super duos, and 11/0 seed beads. My necklace used the same 11/0 seed beads, super duos, and bicones but I also added O beads. I really love this necklace, it really pops out and I love that it reminds me of the Blackhawks. What do you think?
Well, that is it for me for this week. If you think that my inchie isn't so Ghastly and are interested in doing an inch of artwork using this years theme of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy then fly on over to EIM and check out the list! It is a real blast! If you feel that you would love more than an inch of fun every week then fly on over to 2x2x2 and check out the twinchies, a 2 inch piece of artwork, bimonthly challenge. Or be a wild and crazy artist, and try both! Until next week, have a blessed and creative week my friends.