It started out as a lampshade from IKEA.
And with the help of my sister and our friend Ofelia tonight, we added hundreds of beads, charms, and chain links to it. I even did a little wire wrapped action on the top. We started this project at 9 p.m., and I just finsihed at 1 a.m. My shoulder is burning sore. That doesn’t matter right now!
In the picture the chandelier is resting on a stand, and you can’t really see its full glory, but believe me, it is pretty dang rad. That’s what a large Sonic Iced Mocha Latte with a extra shot will do to you! I have been so tight on time between work and the Heard stuff, that Starbucks is out of the question. There is a Sonic right down the street, so I’ve been getting my fix there. I’m hooked!
I cannot believe that – (gulp – I feel like I’m going to just start crying right now) – in exactly one week from tonight, our exhibit will have it’s first viewing event. I feel like I want to cry because half of me can’t imagine it, and the other half is happy to see the finish line approaching. We can have our house back!!!
The show opens to the public on Friday, Oct 3rd. If you live in Phoenix, you should come, it is free, there will be catered food and Patrick’s band is going to perform. Bring the family!!!
Next week is going to be nuts. OK, Wednesday is the first viewing of the show; Friday night is the grand opening, later on on that Friday night I leave for NYC; Wednesday I leave for Dallas; Friday is the Hispanic Women’s Conference where I’m on two panels; Friday night I have a book signing at the Herberger Theater; and Saturday I have an event for Day of the Dead. And that is only the first week of October!
On that note, I’m going to catch some sleep to wake up refreshed!