Thursday, August 12, 2010

A ROCK, THE BOSS, AND A GUY I DON'T KNOW...

It's all fun and games until someone beads a rock...
It gets expensive and life consuming from there on out...but oh, how many hours of creative enjoyment it's brought.  As the latecomer to beading/jewelry making, I had missed out on every free-form beading class imaginable by then, but Colleen (aka The Boss...aka The Bead Metaler) re-taught a class just for me a few years back.  Sadly (but actually SO lucky for me), I was the ONLY one to sign up to bead a rock that day - not a little rock, either, but a 4" X 3" X 1-1/2" rock...a throwing rock!  What a wonderful canvas it provided and, should I ever really need to launch it at someone's head, the beads should soften the blow...at least aesthetically speaking!
"Choose an inspirational saying for the engraving", she told me...PROBABLY should have, but I hate the obvious, so "PROBABLY" it was.  Yes, it is set in stone, forever.
"Bead", she said, so bead I did!  Lots and lots of free-form techniques were learned that day - PROBABLY the best class I've taken because, in a "7 degrees of separation way", it all relates back to this very rock.  GREAT teacher, my Boss....great FRIEND, my Colleen!
Last evening, she snagged 4 tickets to the Beatlemania Tribute Concert at the LV Hilton...as I had spent the morning with her (trying on tattoo sleeves amid purse shopping), it was a very "Bossy" day, indeed.  Erin and I met her and Pat for dinner, drinks, and music at a pretty wonderful little concert (once again).
Beatles through the years...who couldn't love that (besides my husband)?!  It is rare that I even have my camera with me at these shows, because most of them tend to want to take it away.  I was able to snap two photos before everyone was seated...Erin warned me the picture had to be cropped from the shoulders up, and may complain that she looks like a "deer in headlights", because of my flash, but look at this pretty group of happy girls.
Singing, dancing, and some happy fellow behind us, who I didn't notice until this morning.  Looks like he was enjoying himself, too.

6 comments:

oldgreymare said...

Rock of ages
Rock a bye baby
Rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby
Rock around the clock...

and now beaded rocks...... can see my Grandma shaking her head and saying mercy me....

Z

pretty little probably rock....

Pat K said...
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joleen said...

NICE ROCK!! Love it!!! It's amazing what you can do with a rock beside throw it through someones window or skip in on a pond!! Miss you GF...

Pat K said...

Hey, I love your rock too. You rock girl!!!

Colleen Mcgraw said...

You DO ROCK my friend ...and that coming from "the boss"

Jackie said...

Oh wow!! You got the boss tatto'ed!! I love it! Glad you all had fun with out me..going to sit in the corner and mope now!! I missed you all and I saw a Beatles show on the cruise ship, too funny!! Same night! wow!
how cool is that!