Tuesday, 24 January 2012

What a difference a day makes!!!

Last Monday (16/01/12) I was blissfully unaware of what the week had in store for me! By Tuesday evening bad things started to happen, and you know how the old saying goes "things come in three's", well not wrong there.

Tuesday evening my daughter was told that the new job she was starting the following morning had been made redundant.  Having recently taken out a new mortgage, you can imagine that this was a bit of a blow for her, however as a small consolation she has been able to put them in breach of contract and claim a months pay. 

On Wednesday morning I had a phone call to say my son was in casualty suffering from chest pains and difficulty breathing.  He was given all the usual tests for a heart attack, but fortunately this was not the case, he was suffering from Pericarditis, which is an inflammation of the sac around the heart.

On Sunday my brother, who suffers from Dermatomyositis, was taken to hospital with light headedness and chest pains so again all the tests for heart attack were run. Again, this was not the case and he was diagnosed with esophageal spasms, .  He was kept in overnight and released yesterday.

So as you can see, a fairly traumatic week!

BUT...............from the midst of these troubles have come forth some new work!  Oddly enough though, one of the new pieces is a heart shaped tiffany suncatcher...........was someone trying to tell us something?????????

We have also started a new line that we are calling Pic Stics. These little fella's are about 3cm wide and 14cm long, and are fused glass.  They will be presented with a ribbon to hang, and a gift bag.

We are also working on some fused glass fridge/noticeboard magnets at the moment, as well as leaded hanging strips, so I will post piccies of these when they are ready.

Hopefully the rest of this week will continue like a well oiled machine!
LOL...........who am I trying to kid!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

A bit of housekeeping

Well, what do you know?  Not only have we managed to update the website over the past week, but we have also at long last (18 months after opening it) finally managed to get some "stuff" posted to our Folksy shop. http://www.folksy.com/shops/Decima

Also I have finally managed to get my head around Twitter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's loads easier to use than I thought it would be, especially as I've linked it to my phone ;o)   https://twitter.com/#!/DecimaDesigns1

So there we have it....................making inroads at last!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy New Year to All

Hello everyone, and a Happy New Year.

Today has been a computer day for Chris and I.  We have been updating the website with course dates etc. and have also decided to go for a new image in our header.  This image is a close up of a photo which one of us took some time ago, it has been manipulated in Photoshop and then we have fused the image onto glass to make a framed picture from.

We can produce images from anyone's photo's, either digital or conventional paper, and we find these work really well with vintage photographs, as below

We have a busy year in front of us, with several shows and events, not least an exhibition with our art group Group AF at The Spring in Havant, Hants starting early March. Details of our activities this year can be found under the events tab on our website.

Here's hoping everyone has a happy and healthy 2012