Occasionally, I mention my other life, but not exactly what it is. I did mention that something great was happening soon, but I couldn't announce it just then. Well, here it is! My engineer wrote a book titled "Better Embedded System Software." I helped him a lot! It's finally out now! I know, you may have no idea what it means. I wouldn't have either, but since I've been with him for 5 years, I know! I read the whole book, so that helps! He started a blog, too, as a companion to the book. You can find his blog here! I am his first follower, and he finally started following mine! The nice thing about him is that he dedicated his book to me! He said some very nice things in the acknowledgements about me and our family, as well!
Months ago, I took a class at ArtBliss given by Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire. It involved learning how to make torch-fired enamel beads. I loved it - as you may be able to guess. Barbara did teach us how to fuse items into a flat pendant, but we didn't spend a lot of time on that process, as the day seemed to go so fast! I was making enameled pieces the other night, and due to my own ineptness (remember the big toe burn???) I was able to fuse these two pieces together totally by accident. Now of course, it isn't a usable piece. However, now that I know how to do it, I can see some pieces like this in my future! I can't wait to get more copper cutouts!