Starting anew is always a good thing! Here is Vol. 1 of "Artful Living on the Bluff" for you to enjoy. While I am not contributing new material to this blog, please feel free to look around and then visit me at the new and (hopefully) improved "Artful Living on the Bluff" blog at

Sunday, June 28, 2009

And away we go...

Here I am finally starting a blog! I am a bead artist and purveyor of vintage treasures of all kinds living in Dubuque, IA. My husband and I lead a fairly simple life. A small house, 2 small dogs, a small garden. We have a small fishing boat that we spend no small amount of time in out on the Mississippi River which flows just a small distance from our house. My passion is taking small pieces of glass (aka beads) and arranging them into (I hope!) not so small works of wearable art. We are both musicians - he, a guitarist, and I, a singer, have a small acoustic duo and enjoy playing in small venues such as coffee shops, wineries and art galleries. You can hear some of our music by visiting and clicking on the "playlist" link. As I spend more time on this blog and attempt to give you small glimpses into our life and art, you will hear stories about times past, present and future. There will also be photos, songs and small journeys to share. Please stop back! As I make my way through a small volume called "Blogging for Dummies" - I hope to make this blog a small inspiration for those who care to stop by.