Very quick post to say that I am just emerging from an extremely busy 18 months and have made a "elevator pitch" as this seems to be obligatory nowadays. I bought a new little video camera mainly because it takes a SD card as opposed to those little TDK tapes which I would then have to upload onto my ancient laptop because it is the only gadget with a firewire....and so on and so on and so on....well anyway my first try with this new video camera (not very expensive but the only one I could find with a remote control) was a pain in the *** because it would not upload the sound onto the desktop. With a bit of research I found this camera is known for this flaw and it can be overcome by downloading Quickview...which I didn't have...and I was able to pick the sound up. What I could get in the way of sound was pretty awful and I had to tweak it massively with Adobe Premiere Elements 14 so that you can hear it. I had bought a little microphone to plug into the camera but alas I discovered too late that it has no hole for the jack plug.....LOL.... ..anyhow, eventually I managed to create something and here it is. Now I know what I have to do I can make a couple more "how to" videos. I will catch up on the years' news on my blog too. Gosh it has been an age!...and BTW I am with a special new man.
I hope this finds you all well, relaxed and happy XX
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
I was once again amazed to see that 6 months had passed since my last blog entry, where on earth does time go to?? I have been busy so that usually eats up the days it's true.
I have put together a selection of images from the MANY I have on file. Instead of adding the chosen ones individually I have grouped them in little collages, I hope that they open up big enough for you to see the details!
Above is a commission I had a few months ago, a thick heavy optical crystal free standing wedge circle. I hand engraved the cow on the back and sandblasted the lettering on the front.
Then I was back in Harrods engraving for Givenchy, such beautiful perfumes. I have also been sandblasting bottles for their clients at my workshop.
Then look who I bumped into again.... :-)
Then in December I was voted in as the Ladies' Captain at Halesworth Golf Club, for which I am extremely honoured and proud! I have a super busy year ahead and am really looking forward to it. With this in mind I must remind anyone wishing to come and see me, please make an appointment, especially if you are travelling from far. Keep in mind that Thursday is Ladies Golf day at my club.
ETSY shop which I have recently re-opened. Do pop in and have a look. I have just this week sold a crystal wine glass with a bee engraved on it to a customer in USA from this shop.
This was an incredible event to engrave at, Johnnie Walker Symphony In Blue, Merchant Taylors' Hall, London. I cannot begin to describe it. There were 3 sessions for the guests to enjoy. Each guest experienced 6 different situations for which to partake of the whisky, (you will have to search some of the detail on the web) they then enjoyed a massive banquet (I was lucky enough to be a guest at one of them) after which was a cabaret that is beyond words! The event was created by those that created the London Olympics opening and closing ceremonies....that will give you an idea of the scale! I engraved on Johnnie Walker Blue and King George V .... breathe....slowly.... these were VERY expensive!! Some I was engraving at 11pm!
...and for those who have followed my long family story...here is a lovely piccie of my two sons Gavin (youngest, on the left) holding my grandson Mason and Shane (on the right, dad of Mason). How I do miss them.... oh so much! Thank goodness for Skype and computers and Facebook! They live in New Zealand and Australia! My heart is swollen with such pride. I LOVE YOU GUYS XXX
I have to also admit that I get emails and phonecalls every single day from all over the world!! I wish I could help you all, but as you can imagine I simply can't answer everyone. So many questions! There is a hunger for learning glass engraving. Again I say when I have more time I will be able to create more videos, probably write a book, but in the mean time I have to earn a living and life is very expensive ... not to mention of course this year I will be involved even more in my golf, it is a one year position. So please understand if I don't answer your correspondence. There is a lot you can learn from my little videos if you keep watching and practising.
Take care everyone!!! Have a wonderful 2015! ♥
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Posted by Lesley Pyke at 19:32
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