Tuesday, October 26, 2010

BC squares

Yesterday I used some polymer clay to make an "I love you" hand in sign language. I'm not a polymer clay expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I think it turned out cute. Also yesterday we received our first snowfall here in Wasilla, so I did a square with mittens. Photos attached.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hmmmm... copyright

Hmmmm, somewhere on the 'net the folks must be fighting the copyright wars. I always get a lot of folks signing my guestbook when that happens and I've had tons the past few days. If you want to check your knowledge, here's my copyright quiz:


Jeanette Shanigan

Monday, October 18, 2010

My Kate Boyan bag

OMG, I received the bag from Kate Boyan in today's mail that I commissioned from her. It is the most gorgeous piece!!! I wanted the view from her window, but also focusing on fireweed. She did a spectacular job of creating what was in my head. Attached is the photo she took of the piece. Isn't it beautiful???

Monday, October 11, 2010

Beading Across America

Earlier I mentioned that I'm the Ms. Alaska for a new Kalmbach book entitled Beading Across America. This summer a photo of the front cover was released. It has snippets of the pieces by the 30 contributors to the book. Can you guess mine?

Friday, October 8, 2010

Memories of last summer...

Here's another photo of me last summer. This one is also in Juneau, but at Mendenhall Glacier where I'm doing dog-sledding. We took a helicopter to the glacier; it was a gorgeous day! We had fabulous views of Juneau Icefield, too.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

An end of sorts...

An update for those following my grieving process--this summer both Gordon's and Donnavon's ashes were put in their final resting places; they are "feeding the fishes"--a bit of closure for all.

Also I put all my beaded squares with the text posted here in a journal. I only made 9 squares which took me to the 1-year anniversary of their deaths. It seemed to be enough to help me with the grieving.

Here is a photo of me taken this summer on the zipline in Juneau, Alaska.

Long time, no post....

Hi folks,
It's been over a year since I last posted here! In the meantime, I finished the 6 turtle quilts for Bead Artists against Breast Cancer, wherein $2,865 was raised for breast cancer research this year for a total of nearly $18,000 over the past 6 years. In addition, I worked on the Rotterdam in SE Alaska all summer as a travel guide; it was a fantastic experience and one I hope to repeat again.

The new guidelines for the 2011 bead quilts have been posted on my website ( http://shanigansbeadshenanigans.com ); the theme this year is the hand, as in "Caring hands beading together to help find a cure for breast cancer." Join us!

Jeanette Shanigan