It’s going to be a busy few months…….

Yesterday was a sad day. I handed in my resignation as a member of the Kangaroo Island community gallery.

It has been quite a few years since I first started there and it was a good place to start and learn but it is time to move on.

I just can’t find enough hours to do everything. I want to explore new ideas and ‘play’ a bit more which means I need more time.

I have agreed to participate in a few exhibitions in the next few months so I have to get back on my feet and put my thinking cap on.

The ideas are just buzzing around and i have to sort them out, give them a voice and eventually make them come alive for the events.

  • September 2010 – Seven at Sunset
  • October 2010 – KI Art Feast
  • December 2010 – Bling at Fine Arts

Keep watching this space – I will post news and dates as they are confirmed.

~~~ Busy Bea on Kangaroo Island ~~~


Slowly, slowly……. got to be patient…….

Well….. I did try to rush it didn’t I? Trying to get back on the torch straight away after removing the splint on my left hand.

Well…….. it didn’t work and I must admit I felt very frustrated and even a bit anxious that I might not be able to get back on to the torch or use my pliers again…… but a couple of nights back, I tried again and had about an hour on the torch before my hand started throbbing so that is a good sign indeed.

I am hoping to make some beads over this weekend, probably not great ones as I am trying to work out what’s best for my hand as it gets stronger with time. It still feels weird when I use my ring finger but I have to persevere and get used to it…….. ~~~~ p-a-t-i-e-n-c-e ~~~

~~~ Impatient Bea on Kangaroo Island ~~~


It’s been a while…..

Well, it’s July and we are now well into the new Financial Year here in Australia.
It has been somewhat hectic for me personally since May from the day I cut my hand at work and severed the nerve in my ring finger.
Thankfully that was my left hand and whilst it has been a long period for me in recovery and I still have quite a fair way to go, it has been another good learning period.
In the meantime I have ordered a new torch and am waiting impatiently for it to be shipped out and i have lots of new glass to play with and learn to work with while waiting.
I also have a new (and more powerful) oxygen generator which I have not had time to use as my hand is still not well enough to torch comfortably with.
All in good time and I am enjoying my new iPad and getting ready for a great year ahead.
Tomorrow will be the first market I am back at so I am looking forward to it and hope to present a couple of new soaps.
Ciao for now
It’s a beautiful sunny afternoon on Kangaroo Island today.