Last week’s “House of Vettii” focal evoked a response that I didn’t quite expect. Normally, red beads aren’t hot sellers for me. That is one of the reasons that I work so often in blues and greens. People seem to love the combination and it is almost always well received. However, (for me) the color red is one that stimulates my senses. Not just any ole red though. A red that has a bit of blue mixed in. . .It cools down the red so that it is less visually “hot”. When I see red in it’s pure hue, it doesn’t appeal to me in the least. It evokes emotions that I don’t care to identify with. Maybe it’s because so many dangerous things in life are purely red. . .I guess that is why warnings signs on the road are red with white writing on them. Red stop signs, red traffic lights, red sirens on emergency response vehicles, the red glass knob in the movie “The Sixth Sense”. However, a rich garnet red feels very different to me. It makes me think of romance, passion, intense emotion, drama and a tasty glass of good cab-sav. Amazing what tiny bit of blue can do for the color red. . .

The first time that I saw pictures of the House of Vettii, I was studying classical murals. The inspiration that engulfed my mind nearly brought me to tears. A visit to Pompeii is number one on my list of things to do one day. It would be nice if they still traveled via litter over there, I would do it in a skinny minute. . . I am sure that I would be too spiritually swept off of my own feet if I tried to follow the tour guy through the ancient town.

Speaking of litters, lately I have been thinking about purchasing a new car. I kind of don’t need one since I work from home. If I purchased one for myself, I would have a car payment. I don’t want one of those right now. The only reason that I would need one of my own is so that I could run to the store or to the post office. Hmmm. . .Maybe it would be cheaper if I just hire 6 muscle bound dudes dressed in loin clothes to carry me to the corner “Quick Stop” on a big ole bed. Since my outings would only take place about once month or so, it might be more cost effective. Heh. . .The vision in my head is too funny. Could you imagine being on your way to work and getting stuck behind a litter? Well, it may be frustrating but at least you’d have something fun to look at as you wait to make your way down the street. However, I doubt your boss would buy the excuse, “Sorry, boss, I was late because I got stuck behind another danged litter this morning. . . Things move slower than my grandma!”

Geez, I just drove the bus right off of the road with that idea. The point that I was trying to get to in paragraph one was really supposed to be about the new Vettii bead that I made on Monday. lol  Here she is. . .She’ll go on sale Friday.

So far this week, I’m making nice progress. I should have several focals, some lampwork charms, lampwork pairs for earrings and quite a few silver cored beads. I haven’t had time to photograph it but if I have time before Friday, I’ll get some pics and post them here.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!