I am determined to use my blog better this year so I have joined up to Grow my Blog with 2 Bags Full
To begin with we have to introduce ourselves, so a bit of waffling with a few pictures...I can do that...so why am I doing it last minute as always?
To help me do this quick I am going to do it with pictures and few words, I am that woman of a few words ask anyone...except the husband and the kids and really anyone that knows me!
That me above...ahem...ok so its not, that is my youngest, my beautiful daughter who turned 18 at Christmas, I looked like this about 20 odd years ago if you squinted and wore dark glasses!
This is Defi. He is my youngest Golden Retriever at 4 in February, he has been with us for 3 yrs now and is a mummys boy who walks around with a comfort blankie and loves cuddles.
This is my Izabel, and is why I am Izzybeads. She is the only dog we have ever had from a puppy, and is the last puppy, boy they are hard work! I am a rescue and rehome house all the way!! Izabel is gorgeous but she does prefer the dirty and matted look no amount of grooming and care can make this dog stay fluffy and clean!
Ok, this one is me, but is 20 yrs...or so...ago. I am with my boys, my beautiful faithful Ricky, the German Shepherd, and my son, the same son that turned 20 at Christmas...yes I know Christmas babies, but then my birthday is March.....the joke is on me!
The daily walk. I took this photo last week, the mist was low over the river - that's the River Wye just to the right of the picture - and the sun was trying to burn through, was a glorious morning walk.
For those that don't know the River Wye is in Hereford in the UK. I live 5 mins walk from this beauty spot.
What do I do? Well, I draw, you can find my prints at Canine Cavern as well as some of my beads and bits. More about those in a minute. My first love of art was drawing, I have doodled my way into my....later years....I have no formal training just a love of doing.
My current love. Glass! I love glass I love to sculpt it. Originally I wanted to be more realistic in my glass work, but everything came out whimsy so I stopped trying to change it and went with the flow, everything I make is designed to brighten your day and make you smile.
My beads are designed to display as sculptures but I also make them to wear, sometimes I just get a bit carried away and keep adding sticky out bits!
Really there is not much to tell about me, I am a wife of 20 yrs with a very supportive husband, a mother of now grown children although they still live at home and make more mess now than when they were little and I create...well it keeps me out of trouble!
We have always had animals. We had chooks (chickens) until Foxy Loxy came and ate them, we live very rural here in beautiful Herefordshire surrounded by farmland, its idyllic and peaceful. I am a real home body that can't cook! My husband does all the cooking and shopping as I am completely rubbish at that, but I do occasionally run the hoover round and in the summer I grow veggies and tend our big garden with the help of my furry four paws.
Our newest recruit to the house is our Gordy. Yes that's him in the washing machine, he uses it like a hamster uses a wheel. Our Gordy is a bit of a celebrity, he has a huge following on FB, he is my beautiful boy, my British Shorthaired Black and Silver Tabby cat...and he has brain damage. Gordy has been with us now for 5 months and is the baby of the house loved and adored by us all he doesn't have good balance and falls off of everything, he has no fear so can do silly things like sit on the cooker when its hot or try and sit in the coal fire, and he dribbles..alot...but as you can see we love him anyway, all of us. He claim to fame is that he was featured in the January edition of Cat World, he is a real life superstar!
This picture is just because I like it!
So that's me Laney of Izzybeads
Now I am off to have a look at the other Grow your bloggers.
List of other bloggers involved in the Grow your Blog event are found here