Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. Not that 2010 was all that bad, but I feel we're going into 2011 a little bit better off than 2010. Several doors closed in 2010 and I thought it was drastic. But by those doors closing, they allowed several new ones to open. It's often frightening to step through those new doors, but I'm optimistic, and I have the best partner in the world. Norm, he boosts me when I'm down and levels me out when I'm biting off more than I can chew. I often tell people that I'm the helium balloon and he's the guy on the ground holding the string, he has to pull me back down every now and then. I'm going to say goodbye to 2010 and hello to 2011, and jump in with both feet and take off running. Come run with me!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

2011 Begins Now!

Okay, it's not officially the new year yet, but I'm snowed in. Our son is in Christmas toy overdose, Norm just spent the last 9 hours putting a StarWars Lego tank thingy together (which I hope survives the playfest Chase has planned for it, he really likes to "destroy" things like on the movies), which by the way we got sucked into a two day StarWars movie marathon which is thankfully finally over. I've gotten semi caugt up on all of my e-mails. As of January 1st, Expressive Impressions will no longer exsist! We are turning the page in that part of our lives, no more beads! We are selling off our remaining inventory at a great discount, if you're interested contact Norm. We are working on getting the new website up by the first of the year, but I don't know if we'll get that done or not. If you are interested in getting on our monthly newsletter let us know. Our 2011 calander is really full again this year. There are a lot of exciting new things happening for us. My book comes out in February, the pre sales are going great! Amazon and Barnes & Noble are pre selling it as well as Kalmbach Publishing and us. They will be featuring it in the Bead and Button Booth in Tucson as well. I am flying out to San Francisco to film 4 on line instructional videos for Beaducation that will be on sale through their website. I am teaching again this year for the Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements Tucson Event, and I am very excited! I will be in a couple new shows this year, The Adorn Me! show in Houston, the Beadfest Wiremasters, the Great Lakes Bead Society and possibly CREATE! by interweave a mixed media show! Well keep watching for me, I keep popping up everywhere! I'm living my dream! Give me a holler at! or become my friend on face book! Kimberly Phipps St. Jean