Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I met the Lampwork Diva!

The fabulous Cindy Gimbrone is attending a glass workshop in Corning, NY and lucky, lucky me got to meet her for dinner last night! It is such a treat to meet a blog/beadgoddess in person and we had such a wonderful time. The conversation flowed like mad and all our chatting had my mind spinning all night long and today. It is so inspiring to talk with like-minded people and bounce around ideas. We talked about everything from marketing our work to future collaborations (yay!) and everything in between.

I swiped this photo of Cindy's glass ivory links from her Flickr page. I have a lovely little pile of these pretties sitting next to me at the moment and once I stop running my fingers through them I will begin a very special project with them. Her beads are so amazing and I fear that I won't be able to honor them properly. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

And what would a blog post about a dinner be without the requisite photo of food. So here is a shot of my desert - an apple crisp-thing that seemed to grow with every bite that I took. That illusion may have had something to do with the giant beer sitting behind it which also seemed to grow with every sip. :)

Be sure to check out Cindy's website, her blog and The Art Bead Scene blog, of which she is an editor and contributor.

2 comments:

Lorelei said...

How Cool!! How did you end up meeting up? did you go to corning for dinner?
Glad you had a fun time. It's always so fun to meet bloggy people in person!
I hope it doesn't rain this weekend, I am planning on coming down on saturday.
If it's pooring rain though, will you still be set up outside?

Cindy said...

Hi Nancy!

What a nice blog post! Thank you! I had such a great time too! My mind was spinning with lots of ideas too!

Did your dessert grow larger in the box on the way home? LOL!

Check your email - there's something special there for you :-)

Looking forward to the next time! :-)

Huggles!
Cindy