Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Artisan Crafts / Professional Senior Member Amy31/Female/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 12 Years
Premium Member 'til Hell freezes over
Statistics 693 Deviations 8,175 Comments 95,517 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Favourites

Watchers

Wishlist

Visitors

Activity


I just realized that I haven't been back her in a long, long time.  And I haven't updated my journal in over a year!  Here's a summary of my life during that time. 

:bulletblue: I got really sick.  Crohn's Disease was kicking my ass. Big time.  My life all but came to a stand-still. I stopped beading and teaching classes, I stopped running, and I slept with a heating pad on my belly practically every night for MONTHS.  I tried going gluten free. I got worse.  I tried going lactose-free.  I got worse. At the point, I was struggling to eat pretty much anything.  So I went to my GI, who switched my meds. We waited for that to help, but it didn't.  So we tried something else, which also didn't work. And we tried one other thing, which didn't work either.  So after a colonoscopy and another chat with my GI, I'm now on 6mp and Humira. They're risky drugs, but so far, they've worked amazingly!  I am in complete remission!  

:bulletblue: Guess what happens after you go months upon months of not wanting to eat food because it causing you pain, then suddenly realizing that you can eat anything you want without suffering? You eat whatever you want. And you gain weight. Because food is AWESOME.  So I'm running again, and starting at the beginning of 2015, I will be carefully monitoring my food intake.  I have to break my sugar addiction, and I have to lose this weight and get sexy again!

:bulletblue: Want to know why I really have to work on getting sexy again?  Because I just got my 5th tattoo today!  It's a gorgeous, amazing, big monarch butterfly on my left shoulder blade, which looks awesome with my red roses!
Remember my roses? My back tattoos by Lady-Blue The new tattoo fits with them perfectly.  Except that I think I'm going to have my roses redone since they've faded so much and I would like them improved a little. 

:bulletblue:  Let's see... I went to Philly with my mom in the spring and got to watch Phantom of the Opera, which was awesome and soooo beautiful!  My mom and I went to DC last month, which was super duper fun. I will be teaching a beading class in February for the first time in over a year, and I'm super excited to teach again!  Oh!  I got a sewing machine over the summer and have been learning how to sew and do hand embroidery.  I'm LOVING it.  And I started volunteering at a hospice office early summer.  I spend a lot of my days there making things for patients and their families, so it's a lot of fun and I feel like I'm helping to make their lives just a little brighter. 

:bulletblue: I have a nanny blog now!  I post a lot of craft ideas, plus talk about kid-related topics and recommend books and stuff.  If you're a nanny or a parent, you might be interested!  It's www.thecuriousnanny.wordpress.com 

:bulletblue:  I will have to post lots of things soon!  Photography from my trips, beading, and sewing stuff too!  

How's life been for you guys?  Is anyone actually going to read this or am I now forgotten? :P
I just realized that I haven't been back her in a long, long time.  And I haven't updated my journal in over a year!  Here's a summary of my life during that time. 

:bulletblue: I got really sick.  Crohn's Disease was kicking my ass. Big time.  My life all but came to a stand-still. I stopped beading and teaching classes, I stopped running, and I slept with a heating pad on my belly practically every night for MONTHS.  I tried going gluten free. I got worse.  I tried going lactose-free.  I got worse. At the point, I was struggling to eat pretty much anything.  So I went to my GI, who switched my meds. We waited for that to help, but it didn't.  So we tried something else, which also didn't work. And we tried one other thing, which didn't work either.  So after a colonoscopy and another chat with my GI, I'm now on 6mp and Humira. They're risky drugs, but so far, they've worked amazingly!  I am in complete remission!  

:bulletblue: Guess what happens after you go months upon months of not wanting to eat food because it causing you pain, then suddenly realizing that you can eat anything you want without suffering? You eat whatever you want. And you gain weight. Because food is AWESOME.  So I'm running again, and starting at the beginning of 2015, I will be carefully monitoring my food intake.  I have to break my sugar addiction, and I have to lose this weight and get sexy again!

:bulletblue: Want to know why I really have to work on getting sexy again?  Because I just got my 5th tattoo today!  It's a gorgeous, amazing, big monarch butterfly on my left shoulder blade, which looks awesome with my red roses!
Remember my roses? My back tattoos by Lady-Blue The new tattoo fits with them perfectly.  Except that I think I'm going to have my roses redone since they've faded so much and I would like them improved a little. 

:bulletblue:  Let's see... I went to Philly with my mom in the spring and got to watch Phantom of the Opera, which was awesome and soooo beautiful!  My mom and I went to DC last month, which was super duper fun. I will be teaching a beading class in February for the first time in over a year, and I'm super excited to teach again!  Oh!  I got a sewing machine over the summer and have been learning how to sew and do hand embroidery.  I'm LOVING it.  And I started volunteering at a hospice office early summer.  I spend a lot of my days there making things for patients and their families, so it's a lot of fun and I feel like I'm helping to make their lives just a little brighter. 

:bulletblue: I have a nanny blog now!  I post a lot of craft ideas, plus talk about kid-related topics and recommend books and stuff.  If you're a nanny or a parent, you might be interested!  It's www.thecuriousnanny.wordpress.com 

:bulletblue:  I will have to post lots of things soon!  Photography from my trips, beading, and sewing stuff too!  

How's life been for you guys?  Is anyone actually going to read this or am I now forgotten? :P

deviantID

Lady-Blue's Profile Picture
Lady-Blue
Amy
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
I am a beaded flower artist who specializes in unique statement jewelry.

I love (in no particular order) animals, fleece blankets, pancakes, nature, beads, my boyfriend Drew, sunshine, diet coke, chewy fruity candies, constructive critisism, cheese, swarovski crystals, "Survivor", and hot showers. I don't like wet socks, mosquito bites, mushrooms, scraping ice off my car, dirty fingernails, pecans, and laziness.

My blog: amygaspard.wordpress.com
My Facebook: www.facebook.com/amy.gaspard.d…

:heart:Amy
Interests

Friends

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Some of your lovely work has been featured here! :heart:
Reply
:iconlady-blue:
Lady-Blue Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow! Thanks! It's a great article! :)
Reply
:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, your beadwork is fantastic! Thank you :)
Reply
:iconlady-blue:
Lady-Blue Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
awww thank you!
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconblostma1:
Blostma1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013

Your beadwork is so beautiful! I would favorite everything, but that would seem strange. :huggle:

How long have you been doing this?

~Blostma1

----
:iconthose-lovely-lights:
Reply
:iconlady-blue:
Lady-Blue Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww thank you! +fav away! I promise not to think you're a stalker. :)

I started doing french beading in 2008! So about 5 years.
Reply
:iconblostma1:
Blostma1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013

Wow. They're just...simply beautiful. :rose:

How did you get into beading?
Reply
:iconlady-blue:
Lady-Blue Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've been beading since I was a little girl. I liked being able to make jewelry to match my clothes, and there was always something special about beads. :) I started french flower beading after coming across a picture of it in a library book. It was love at first sight, so I taught myself how to do it with books and things and have been enjoying it ever since!
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconl1br4dr4gon:
L1BR4DR4GON Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
deviantheart sent me here. I must go.
Reply
:iconlady-blue:
Lady-Blue Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Are we soul mates??? :love:
Reply
Add a Comment: