Well its been a few days since my first blog writing, and I done some thinking about what I wanted to write about. I guess when you aren't used to doing this, its a real thought provoking thing.
Finding my way both around Minneapolis and around my life was not an easy challenge. The greatest thing about finding your way around town is that the streets are in Alpha order. Finding your way is not as easy. I did have the older brother to help when needed, but he couldn't help me find my way.
It took a few years to learn how to live without someone there to help when needed, and as my youngest approached teenage years I had that to battle with too. Well lets just say I learned a lot about fixing things, and being a single Mom.
Life finally settled down about six year ago and I was able to get back into a craft. My oldest son started his own business and built it into a very successful business as well. My daughter went back to school while raising two small children, she graduated with honors and glory (from me) with a degree in horticulture. Funny I always wondered why she wanted to play with dirt all the time.....She is now a General Manager for a Nursery in Oneonta N.Y. Asbury Gardens. So if you need some gardening advice just email her at asburygardens.com. She answers all the emails so no need to worry about who to address it to. Ray my youngest is still living with me, he had an accident in 1999 and has a brain injury from it. We are working on getting him into assisted living so that he can understand what independence is about.
As I said about six years ago things settled down into some sort of a nice routine, I was bored and wanted to do something. I got interested in stained glass, took all the classes I could then went crazy devoting all my free time making all sorts of things. I did really well, had a nice clientele, sold lots of pieces to my co workers too. Really loved doing it a lot, then I got interested in warm glass and began fusing and slumping. A whole new world opened up for me. There is nothing greater than putting a piece of flat glass in the kiln and have it come out in a shape! So many different things to make in the kiln as well as making all the great stained glass items, which were endless. Lamps, night lights, windows, sun catchers and the list goes on.
The knitting needles and crochet hooks and sewing machine are sitting in the closet, collecting dust...because of arthritic hands I can't knit or crochet any more, and I have no one to sew for.
Life is interesting and leads you down many many paths. I still hadn't found my true craft calling yet, but we will leave that for another time.
So until next time, and to get a hint of what I do, please check out my sites on Etsy-wilmaswhimsey; eBay-whimseypaint, Just Beads- wilmas whimseys and my website too
Until next time.....