Wednesday, September 2, 2009

the future of food

I highly, highly, highly recommend you watch this movie. It's on Hulu:

Click here to see it on Hulu:

Sunday, August 23, 2009

top of mind

I like to watch and Inconvenient Truth at least 4 times a year so it stays top of mind.

I would encourage you to do the same. Just because there are other things in the news and other things to take your attention off of the climate crisis -- do what you can to keep it on top of your mind and in your thoughts each day.

I have met people who do not believe that there is any truth to humans having an impact on our planet, on CO2 levels.

Do what you can, every little bit helps.

We Can Solve It - check out their website and see what you can do today to make a difference tomorrow!

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it." -Upton Sinclair

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Richard Bain - Car of Garbage

My friend Richard Bain has created a video for the "Blow Up My Car" contest on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. It's hilarious! Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


This week's top 3 favorites:

This week's NOT top 3 favorites:
  • Heatwave
  • Transporter 3 (no surprise there, but just in case you were thinking of seeing it...don't)
  • The iPhone's battery life

Thursday, July 23, 2009

so many many beads...

So many exciting things going on at Laura James Designs! I have many gorgeous pendants just waiting to find the right admirer and some very interesting wall pieces that I'm really proud of.

I've just got some new glass and am about to embark on some very different new work so that's always very thrilling.

This weekend my best friend is getting married and I've been making the bridesmaids jewelry and that has been such a fun experience. For a long time now I've been wanting to do beaded necklaces with my glass pendants but I never seem to find the time, and now I have the perfect excuse to whip some up. They look so good I can't wait to make some more -- however, I did forget how much TIME it takes to bead!!!

I'll post pictures soon.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

It's been a long time!

Wow! Sorry dear's been a long while since I have been able to blog! Life has been hectic and the blog has suffered.

There are so many exciting things going on and so much work to be done and oh yes, so much FACEBOOKING going on that I barely have time to sleep!

So here's a little something to make you laugh:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

new work

I'm really excited about my new creations, I hope you'll get a chance to catch a glimpse...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

art show at the mash tun -- 4/30/09

Nice weather is back and Alberta Street is kicking it in gear with the first Last Thursday of the season! If you're going to come down and enjoy the mayhem, stop by the Mash Tun Brewery.

Flora Bowley and I will be showing our art for the whole month, so if you miss Last Thursday, come down some other day and have a beer and check out the art!

Mash Tun
2204 NE Alberta St # 101
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 548-4491

Come down and have a beer with me, I'll be there from 6p-7p and then I'll be at the Curious Comedy Theater doing some improv -- you can come down and catch the Open Court show at 8pm.

Laura James
7x7 Acrylic & Kilnformed Glass on wood

Laura James
7x7 Acrylic & Kilnformed Glass on wood

Flora Bowley

Interested in the Improv show? Join us for some very affordable entertainment! It's ONLY $5!!!

Open Court
Curious Comedy Theater
5225 NE Martin Luther King Blvd
Portland, OR 97211

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

laura james designs on nip/tuck

It finally aired! I know you've all been on pins and needles waiting to see the lovely Roma Maffia adorned in a Laura James Designs original...and that day is here!

You can see a riveting performance by Roma, and of course, bask in her great taste where gorgeous one-of-a-kind kilnformed glass pendants are concerned! Thanks again Roma, you're the best.

Budi Sabri
Season 5: Episode 20
-- the scene is 40 minutes into the episode --
air date: 2/17/09

Click on the picture below and watch the scene:

A special thanks to Renee, Carol and Amanda for letting me know you'd seen it on TV! Of course Kait and Elenie -- can't thank you enough...and thanks to FX and Hulu for allowing us to see it on the internet because I don't have FX!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

make a difference thursday - support local theater

As I'm sure you've heard by now, we're in the midst of economic turmoil. And while we are all looking at our spending in a more frugal way, I urge you to remember to buy local and support the arts! Of course you need bread and eggs and all those necessities, but you also need to laugh and have fun and enjoy LIFE!

I posted about this in case you missed it, The Cody Rivers show will be in Portland this weekend and I'm really excited to see them. Not only are they uniquely hilarious, but I also get to feel good about supporting local theater. They are also on tour, so if they're coming to your town, then be sure to see them -- you'll be glad you did, I promise.

So get out there, find some local art to support! Come on, I know you want to!!!

Every little bit helps.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

tip tuesday - goodwill

The economy got you down? The news is all doom and gloom these days. We're in big trouble without a doubt, but there are a few ways you can save money and still do good things. Even though things are tight, and the scent of fear is in the air, don't let that stop you from checking out the great bargains at Goodwill. Goodwill is a twofer, you get great bargains and you help a great company.

So when you want some retail therapy and can't justify a big blow out, check out your local Goodwill or other 2nd hand shops. You might just be surprised at all the treasures you will find!

Take good care... This too shall pass.