Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bedlington Terrier

This is one of 26 items I have to post into my two online shops. I should be kept very busy this weekend playing with photos and listing them all. My little pack of hounds will be very happy to have me home serving their every need, while I fill the shops.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Glass Lovers Art Society

The Glass Lovers Art Society is a terrific group of artists who paint on glass. I was invited to join the group a little more than a year ago. For that, I am so very grateful. I have learned so much about working with glass from the many talented and experienced members. They are generous artists willing to share their knowledge and experience. I have lots of fun joking around with the artsy TGLAS gals, plus enjoy creating glass paintings to enter in our themed challenges.
(Search TGLAS on Ebay to find their creations.)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Meet the Penguins

My nephew was one of 85 to go on a cruise to Antarctica.
Forrest Mars (think Mars bars, M & Ms, Skittles), an alumni of my nephew's preparatory school, sponsered this opportunity of a lifetime.

For videos and photos visit their blog

My Nephew's Trip to Antarctica
Originally uploaded by Frums Glass Menagerie

I have been inspired to paint penguins. I can hardly wait to see his photos. Here is the first layer of painting on glass. I'll update with the progress of my penguins. Let's see what they evolve into.

Nibblefest Art Contest

After months of not participating in the Nibblefest Art Contest, I have entered two different items. All entries are listed on Ebay, the 20th of each month, starting at a mere $0.99. The theme this month is "Winter Wonderland."

I have entered an ice fishing snowman pendant and a hot chocolate sipping Italian greyhound beaded necklace. I have to laugh at the thought of an iggy in a winter wonderland. My personal experience is that Iggies prefer a warm comfy bed indoors with a warm meal in their bellies, to anything cold and resembling a "winter wonderland."

Search Ebay for NFAC to see all the original art entries. There are rats, owls, sock money, chipmunk, a winter farm scene, snowman, winter solace, chickadee, deer, snow rabbits, cats, geese, a clown, an ice skater, even a cockatiel.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Studio Opening Soon

ArtFire - Buy Handmade - Sell Handmade

We are opening a new studio. There is lots of work to be done, as it is still under major construction.
To visit now, follow this link.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Dachshund Necklace

I love the way this necklace came together. I was fortunate to have found a piece of dichroic glass that went to well with the beads. Finding another piece of glass liek this one will be very difficult. Truly, this a one of a kind.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009


February 14, 2001 - December 1, 2008

After Snoopy found his forever home through Shih Tzu Rescue, he lived a very blessed life with two people who adored him. He was taken without warning, and so suddenly, leaving a hole in the hearts of those that knew him.
Visit Snoopy's memorial site by clicking here.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

January Sunset

Tonight's sunset was so pretty. Tiny prisms of light danced
around reflecting off the ice covered trees.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Snowman and an Icy Day

Tuesday nights snow turned into a day of freezing rain. I was home making more snowman pendants, beading new necklaces, and turning a dreary, dark afternoon into a very productive day. The photo above shows my front sidewalk, looking across to a neighbors house.

I believe the snow family in this new pendant would have enjoyed today's cold weather.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Snow Snow Snowman

While snow was coming down, I added a few items to my Etsy shop, Frums Glass Menagerie. I am hoping by adding this dichroic glass snowman to the shop, tonights winter storm stays as snow, and does not change to ice. Just a little of my Irish superstition, wishing away a bunch of ice.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Artichokes, Farfalle, and Sweet Pea

Artichoke Fun
Originally uploaded by Frums Glass Menagerie
Farfalle loves his fruits and veggies. Tonight we shared some of our artichokes with him. Sweet Pea surprised us. She is generally not too food inspired, yet tonight, she was excited to pull the green tasty bottoms off the leaf. We should have made more of them.

Note of caution: We hang on to the leaf, not allowing them to eat the very fibrous strings of the artichokes, only the tender bottom of the leaf. Choking, obstruction, and impaction are things we never want our sweet fur babies to experience.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Produce Market

My husband and I both enjoy cooking, and especially eating what we create. Today we stopped by our favorite produce market. Based on the trucks in the parking lots, I suspect a produce wholesaler from New York city has opened this market in our area. The routine selection and variety of fruits and veggies is amazing. And the prices on most items is so much better than the grocery stores.

Today we discovered they have rearranged, making a large spot for a fish monger. There was tons of excitement in the air, as people selected fresh fish, fruit, and vegetables.

Purchased today, counter clockwise; escarole, red leaf lettuce, red peppers, yellow peppers, orange peppers, cilantro, tomatoes, limes, radicchio, cucumbers, jalapeno, yellow onions, local honey, broccoli, zucchini, scallions, alfalfa sprouts, artichokes, granny smith apples, navel oranges, blood oranges, bananas, cantaloupe.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year 2009

Happy New Year everyone. The hounds and I are wishing you a very healthy, happy New Year.

We celebrated the new year by hanging up our 2009 calender. We never let a year slip by without purchasing our favorite fundraiser calender. It is an annual holiday gift to ourselves and some family members.
It benefits Italian Greyhound Rescue Fund, Inc. Three photos of our four dogs are among the many photos of gorgeous dogs.