I'm back....

[caption id="attachment_772" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="rain makes the flowers grow"][/caption] ...from a week in Milwaukee, to see family and attend 2 classes at the Bead & Button show.  My first class was with Gordon Uyehara, Cosmic Honu, and the other with Bronwen Heilman, Rapid Fire: Surface Painting Lampworked Glass Beads with Vitreous Enamels.  I enjoyed them both and made a few great things.  The shopping venue is fun, one large show that included lots of my favorite people.  Unlike Tucson, where you have to go to many venues to find everyone, they were all in one spot.

While I was gone, Denver experienced huge rain storms, and the backyard is very lush with flowers.  A bit different than the photo I took of this birdbath in the mid winter months!