So this will be me all day today – not that usual really except for what I’ll be creating.

At my torch

At my torch

Each and every bead that I create today will be donated!  Beads of Courage is an amazing non for profit organization dedicated to bringing art to seriously ill children.  We make the artisan glass beads, donate them and the children receive them – here is a quote from the Beads of Courage website….they explain it much better than I do  “The Program is a resilience-based intervention designed to support and strengthen children and families coping with serious illness. Through the program children tell their story using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage that commemorate milestones they have achieved along their unique treatment path.”

So on with the Challenge for 2015!  (click for more info about the challenge….)

You can help too by donating……Here!

Cooler nights are really letting us know that fall is here – one more outdoor show for me coming up in a couple weeks but I just wanted to thank all of you for stopping by at my shows this summer….they were all wonderful with great weather (always a gift) and all of you really nice people who come out and support what I do.  Thank you!!

Here are some photo highlights……

This seasons most popular piece.....I love making them!

This seasons most popular piece…..I love making them! I do a lot of custom orders for these….click on the photo for a link.

My dear friends the Zillmans in front of a delightful shop - Innovations in Wausau

My dear friends the Zillmans in front of a delightful shop – Innovations in Wausau

Quiet evening in Wausau

Quiet evening in Wausau

One of my all time favorite pieces......purchased by a Grandmother for her GreatGrandaughter in Texas as a gift for having a baby......so sweet

One of my all time favorite pieces……purchased by a Grandmother for her GreatGrandaughter in Texas as a gift for having a baby……so swee

Rick joined me for Morning Glory.....helped me SO much!

Rick joined me for Morning Glory…..helped me SO much!

Our morning walk to Morning Glory in Milwaukee.....so peaceful even in the middle of a city. We walked along the river to and from our room at Aloft....a really nice boutique syle hotel.

Our morning walk to Morning Glory in Milwaukee…..so peaceful even in the middle of a city. We walked along the river to and from our room at Aloft….a really nice boutique style hotel.

Some time off....Spencer Lake Sunsets are amazing.  Waupaca,Wisconsin

Some time off….Spencer Lake Sunsets are amazing

Enjoy your weekend everyone! For more about me and my work please check out www.tammyrae.com or www.memorialglassbytammyrae.com