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March 13, 2019
Jewelry Fans-- I'm so proud for you-- you've just about made it to Spring!! The crisp cool of fall fell into the deeper cold of winter a turn or two back and so many of you have had ice and snow and more snow and more ice to deal with. Can we agree that the ground hog most certainly does not forecast the arrival of Spring?? Believing the groundhog is like believing what a teenage son is telling you. Insert straight face emoji here. Ok. I don't want to be hurtful, I can own that statement: it's like me believing something one of my own teenage sons would say to me. Insert eye rolling emoji here. None the less, the tides of March, the Ides of March are here with St Patricks Day and the drab meat free Fridays of Lent. I'd give up Catholicism for Lent if I hadn't already given it up for good, not just a six week breather. Insert wink face emoji here. Don't worry, Jewelry Fans, I'm not going down that rabbit hole, just troll around earlier blog posts for the down low and setting myself free from the dudes in pointy hats.
Back to the Season at Hand: Spring
Renewal is coming.
In the studio, Spring is normally a time where I'm deep in the throes of summertime production. I have wholesale orders simmering on the bench for April delivery and I'm working on new styles to WOW you Jewelry Fans ALL SUMMER LONG. This year I also have a couple of EPIC shows to tell you about. First, I'll be at the First Arts Fair in amazing San Antonio April 20th - 21st. Find the link here: Fiesta Arts Fair. I'll be in booth #41, here's the map. After Fiesta, I immediately (and I mean right away) roll to Oklahoma City for the Arts Council of Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts. As of right now, I do not have my booth number, but you can find a map of the show right here. I'm looking forward to seeing current Patrons and meeting new ones at both of these exciting events!!
In the mean time, the trick for me will be to keep all the pots simmering at just the right temperature the whole season long.
The coming season of Spring brings the return of color as flowers gently poke tender sprigs up from the defrosting earth. This annual act of renewal amazes me. The colors of life, which have been patiently waiting through the stasis of winter, are a hairs width away from blooming in the golden rays of our solar system great engine of life, the sun.
As ever, I am humbled by the interconnected way our world turns. I am humbled by the many ways plants and people express themselves in the many lanes of life. I'm honored to be a part of the journey my Patrons have, crafting a piece you all wear for occasions large and small. In honor of several folks close to my heart, I'll be having an amazing promotion in the weeks leading up to Pride Week. I want all of you to know, that we are all beautiful creations poking our tender sprouts into the light and we all deserve respect and love. Let's build bridges towards each other and comport ourselves in a way we can always look on with light. In this burgeoning season of renewal, I walk with a heart full of gratefulness.
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August 19, 2020
July 24, 2020
So cute! Wooden box, all little green bits promising to thrive on neglect and small amounts of water. Surely the perfect plants for me!! Perfect size for my desk! (A desk which is the first grown up desk I’ve ever owned- bought it last fall after stalking it online and in person for nearly a half a year.) Perfect right next to the lamp (Costco buy and it’s twin is in my family room) to the right of my monitor, a bright green, adorable reminder that we are all living and connected.
Except they started dying.
I can promise you, I was giving them ALL the neglect they needed. Stressed about my green experiment and NOT wanting my husband’s over two-decade premonitive admonition to be true, I moved them over to my studio windowsill. Lots of sunshine there!! And I fussed. I may have overwatered them if my niece is right—we had a frantic facetime consultative intervention when I noticed big, bold, juicy leaves on the rug. AHHHHHHHH!!!
July 09, 2020
I planned on writing a great Journal Entry for you concentrating on Design and my “Design Process”, but I’ve been distracted. Forgive me? I’ve been in the house since March (and I’m grateful for the house to be in since March, by the way). And so, when considering my design aesthetic origins, what it is that drives my work, I, of course, settled on the debate: Star Wars vs. Star Trek. (Please know that both aforementioned names are copyrighted by Walt Disney World Studios and Viacom-CBS respectively (as of this writing in July, 2020). I mean no disrespect or infringement, and only mean to discuss the illustrious franchises with the utmost of fan respect.)
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