Sunday, May 14, 2017

Stay Tuned...

I am considering opening up a shop in the Westmoreland area in the future.  TRS has been both a virtual shop and an actual fiber arts studio/shop for some time in Vermont, Kentucky, and Tennessee, offering instruction and sales.

My vision will be changing to a broader and different scope.  I will be focusing more on the hobby arts - models (trains, RC planes and cars, lampworking, miniatures such as dollhouses, etc) - as well as some of the fiber arts, as well as the gaming aspect - collectibles, card games such as Pokemon, dice games, RPGs, etc.

It's in the base planning stages right now, and we're using this also as an educational thing for Ash in her schooling for business and entrepreneurship.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Been a while...

... since I updated this page.  I've been doing other things and haven't been doing much in the way of crafts or beadwork.  We've moved and I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things. And, yes, I've taken down Beadothicary.com - I just had too many pages going.  However, the original blog page is here: https://beadothicary.blogspot.com./

PSA: Upcoming event April 29 in Westmoreland:



I've just set up my glass table again in the new place, and hope to get back into working with glass very shortly.  Please note: I and my family are in no way associated with the Westmoreland Center of the Arts, aka COTA. Nor do we wish to be.

In progress.  I now have a vent system in place.


I've also invested in a few instruments! I'm relearning the violin, and hoping to pick up the mandolin (thanks to my new instructor - Joe Caverlee and Grampa's Music in downtown Westmoreland) and the piano. Ash just got a couple of harmonicas, and I still can't seem to find my tin whistle.

The Purply Sparkly Violin

Electric piano!

My mandolin

What Ash calls the Moon Drum

Ash's tambourine



Downtown Westmoreland (Grampa's Music)

Downtown Westmoreland (Old Country Store and church to the far right)

Downtown Westmoreland (old Mike's Foodland location)


Some of my woodworking projects:
Porch roof and railings, to be stained/painted

Hitch cover, to be stained/painted

New piano stand - awaiting a dark walnut stain finish


The culinary arts continue.  Charlie has a new job so my ideas for lunches is put to good use (Grillin The Road).  Speaking of, I found these beauties at the Old Country Store in town:

Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar from the Napa Valley, California.

More later!