Blue for a cause….

Last weekend was great fun doing lampwork demos at Raptor Domain and this last week has gone by waaay too fast!!!
I didn’t manage to get pics of me on the torch but It was such a good weekend that I have accepted the invitation to go back to do more demos at Raptor Domain, so stay tuned
I also found out last weekend that a blogging friend of mine is making bracelets as part of her fundraising effort for research on Dysautonomia.
Head on over to Rachel’s blog for more info.
This is the link to her fundraising page.
……and here are the beads I made for her yesterday…….

Blue beads for a cause
Blue beads for dysautonomia fundraising

They are fresh out of the kiln this morning and have to be removed from their mandrels, then cleaned before I can send them to Rachel in Auckland.
If you would like to help, head on over to her page to donate.

So, here’s wishing you a wonderful day and fabulous week ahead.

I am off to clean some beads.

~~~simplybea~~~

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Busy weekend at Raptor Domain

So, it’s day 2 of 3 and it has been lots of fun so far. Still fighting to swallow normally and still having to be careful with what I can eat which is still reasonably soft food or a smoothie.. That’s okay… better than not to be able to eat at all.
Only two more of these HUGE antibiotic pills to go…. Yay

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Yes, they have been a real challenge to swallow with this horrible ulcer but that’s what Dr. J prescribed to get rid of the infection and get better sooner.
So, I have followed the doctor’s instructions, taken my meds and rested…
The pay off is that I have been able to get well enough to do the demos at Raptors Domain for the Kangaroo Island Art Feast weekend.
It’s been great…nice and relaxed, lots of interested people and happy customers taking my pieces to new happy homes

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What a great setup I have had, it’s been a real pleasure melting glass here this weekend ❤️
~~~simplybea~~~

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Kangaroo Island Art Feast 2014

Well, the time has come and my gig is up from tomorrow over the October long weekend. I am scheduled for live flamework demonstrations at Raptor Domain over the weekend.
I will have demos between 10am to 4pm from October 4-6.
Come and say hello if you are around.
I might not be too chatty as I am just getting over a bad (non contagious) throat which has left me with a seriously bad ulcer. Thankfully I went to the doctor on Thursday and he has given me ‘stuff’ to gargle and the dreaded antibiotics to get rid of it.
It will be a very impromptu sort of demo, depending on how I feel at the moment as it has been a very dramatic month for me leaving me with very little time and energy to get ‘real’ exhibition type work ready.
I do promise it will be fun though as I will still melt glass and ‘talk’ glassy stuff over the days that I will be there.

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So, if you are on Kangaroo Island this weekend, come and visit me at Raptors Domain on the South Coast Road. It’s at the start of the Seal Bay Road which meets the South Coast Road and you could book in for an amazing Birds of Prey show followed by thrills at the Venom Pit as well.
Oh…and they do serve up yummy food there as well. I am hoping my throat will be good enough to enjoy the burgers from Talons Takeaway.
See you there

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