I have a good reason, though! Instead of posting yesterday, I was out gallivanting with my best friend. We spent the day going to a movie, and then visiting the Newport Aquarium. It was relaxing and fun, and an all around good time.
So! To make up for my tardiness, I have pictures to share! Because it's my blog, and I can do that.
First up, though... The original purpose for this post (i.e. what I'm working on this week):
|Yes, indeed, that is another tassel in the making.|
I recently purchased that big lampwork bead from the GlassyFields Etsy Store--and it is simply lovely. Purple is still reigning as my favorite color, and this bead makes me very happy.
To match it, I've pulled together a collection of different purple materials (jade, amethyst, lilac stone, glass, and pearl), and am making another tassel necklace. Because tassel necklaces are fun! I keep telling myself that I need to make one to sell, but I keep falling in love with the finished pieces. Heh. I will try to post a picture of it when it's finished.
...And now, to reward you for your patience: it's time for my aquarium photos!
Ah, yes... The aquarium. The place where I am once more reminded that it is much harder to take pictures of fish than of beads. Beads don't move; fish do!
|Blurry Lion Fish is blurry.|
...And, hence why most of the upcoming photos are actually not of fish, but of the other attractions at the aquarium. Alligators and jellyfish and penguins, oh my!
|Big Mike the alligator is 14 feet long, and weighs 800 pounds. That's a big gator!|
|Standing on a glass walkway, looking down at a White Alligator. Like you do.|
|This chameleon was giving me some serious side-eye.|
|Jellyfish! Jellyfish are wonderful to photograph, because they move slowly. :)|
|My favorite picture from the day.|
(And, no, the picture isn't upside down... They were swimming that direction.)
|Penguins watching humans watching penguins.|
Not the best picture of the penguins, but I liked the reflection of the people in the glass.
All in all, it was a lovely day!
P.S. My reveal for my Monthly Challenge is tomorrow! If you need a reminder of what the challenge was, go here. Feel free to stop by to see what I made! :)