Blogs I follow
- <u><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beaddreamz">Bead Dreamz Group</a></u>
- Ally's World
- Art by Martha Sullivan
- Beadedbear's Nonsense and Complete Waste of Time
- Beading from the Heart
- Beadwork by Joanne
- Cynthia Thornton of Green Girl Studios
- Evry Daily Photo
- La Tzigane
- Leah in Angers
- MAGPIE GEMSTONE'S CLIENT'S ART
- Mystic Gemstones
- Mystic Gemstones and Fashion
- Official Google Blog
- TableTop Studio Blog
- Tangible Daydreams
- Under the Loupe
- Virtually Lea
Welcome to MuddyStuff!
I've always been fascinated with color and texture, but my interest in creating jewelry started when I noticed an ad for an arts-and-crafts shop opening in a local mall. I had lost one each of a couple of pairs of my favorite earrings and decided to try my hand at making my own. I bought some hoops and a few beads, put them together and had some left over... bought a few more to go with them... picked up a pair of pliers, some earring hooks, a little of this, a little of that...
And the rest, as they say, is history.
I'm a Carolina country girl transplanted to the Ile de France - a resident tourist, an amateur photographer, and a teacher for a very large international language-teaching company. We provide English lessons to French businessmen (and women) who need it to compete in this global economy.
Visiting France was a lifelong dream, but I never imagined I'd live here one day. Now I'm living in a Wrinkle-in-the-Outskirts of Paris with my husband and soulmate DiGi - about eleven miles from the center of the city.
We never know what life has in store for us!
|Interests||friends and family, photography, travel, beading, reading, research, people, France|
|Favorite Movies||Casablanca, The Piano, Forrest Gump, When Harry Met Sally, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Shrek, Men in Black, Mel Brooks movies, Pink Panther movies, Tootsie, The Matrix|
|Favorite Music||James Taylor, The Eagles, The Beatles, U2, Dan Fogelberg, Cat Stevens, Carole King, Muddy Waters, Jacques Brel, Johnny Hallyday, Johnny Cash, blues, rock|
|Favorite Books||The Little Prince, Les Misérables, Shadow Song, Eat Pray Love, Jane Eyre, Stephen Clarke books, Ken Follett books, Stephen King books, thrillers|
You've written a hit musical! How will you avoid having fame go to your head?
All I have to do is remember my Carolina roots... days as a child running barefoot through the woods, then going home to sit down to supper on a turned up fruit crate. I treasure my childhood memories, and I'll never forget all the people who made me who and what I am.