Friday, January 15, 2010

Diva of the Month - Janel Dudley Gets Silly

We've been all business so far but the Divas are a fun bunch of glassy gals so ... I thought it would be fun to ... have some fun. This week, Janel answers Ten Silly Questions!

What is on your nightstand…list everything?

A lamp, a mini jewelry dresser, a hat box full of jewelry, a TV remote, one of my headbands and 2 dirty glasses.

If we were visiting, and starving and you weren’t home…what could we find in your pantry / fridge to use to whip up a meal?

I made a chicken and green chili casserole last night, or there's chicken marinating in terriyaki sauce for kabobs! Help yourself! Just leave me some of that casserole, that was yummy! PSST! Just don't eat any left overs on the bottom shelf, I desperately need to clean out the fridge!

Favorite color and how does this show up in your bead work?

My most favorite color is blue, it use to show in previous work but not such much right now.

Making beads is solitary work. How do you handle that??? If you listen to music / watch videos, please share some of your playlist.

I do my best to shut out the world while lampworking, I pop my earbuds in and crank up the Ipod! My music list is all over the place, some of my most favorites are Ubershall (LV jam band,) Struntz and Farah, Aesop Rock, Beck, Dave Mathews, Deftones, HED P.E., Incubus, Korn, Les Claypool, Mars Volta, Nonpoint, Phish, A Perfect Circle, Portishead, Puscifer, Rush, Tool, Taproot and White Zombie. I really enjoy listening to music, a few years ago I was REALLY into Phish and Grateful Dead but I seemed to grow out of the softer, more mellow stuff and embraced the harder stuff, but lately I miss listening to the Dead, just wish there was an easy way to transfer all of my bootlegs tapes to my Ipod.

Describe the most fun day you’ve ever had.
I think my most fun day was mine and Dan's wedding. Almost all our friends and family were there, the wedding was supposed to be at a park over looking Lake Mead during the Harvest Moon, but a HUGE storm rolled through so it got moved to his moms house, just as we said our I do's , lightning cracked, thunder rolled, and the power went out! It came back on in seconds but everyone was shrieking when it happened. It was such an awesome day seeing everyone, getting hugs and well wishes, everyone was happy, and best of all I got to marry the sweetest man I have ever met!

If you had one wish, what would it be???

My one wish would be to have world peace. I feel very strongly about this and hope that some day it can be possible.
Who do you most admire in glass and if you could take a class with that person, what would you most want to learn?
I would love to take a class with Anastasia, her beads are so artistic! I would love to learn how she does such awesome dot placement and has perfect stringer control!

What is the first thing you do when you get home?

The first thing I do when I get home is take off my shoes and put on some jammies!

Do you have a day job??? If yes, what is your favorite thing about it???

I'm a part time waitress at a local wine bar/bed and breakfast, my favorite thing about it is it get's me out of the house, and my next favorite thing about it is when I leave for the day! (I'm bad, I know)

Name three t.v. shows you watch but are kind of embarrassed about.
My 3 favorite shows are My Name is Earl, Malcolm in the Middle and Robot Chicken! I think the only one I'm embarrassed to watch is Malcolm in the Middle because it's so PG-13.

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  1. Janel, You are a great sport and an interesting girl!

  2. Love this! Your wedding day sounds like one to remember for sure!