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May 27, 2020
Howdy Jewelry Fan! Welcome to the end of May. Like Woah, wasn’t it just March? I know, you know, we all know what’s happening, but can you tell me where the time went?? I’m not exactly sure and I’ve been reading some books that suggest all time is happening simultaneously, and that I’m in my before at the same time I’m in my now as the same time I’m in my future. Mind blowing for sure, but it still doesn’t seem to effect how slowly Mondays go, how hard it is to get to Wednesday and why Friday is still so exciting even if we aren’t really going anywhere, anyway.
For many, Fridays are still “Friyays” because they are working for a company that rents their time in 40-hour per week blocks. I’m sometimes #Jealous of that!! Since I work for myself, I don’t have anyone else to blame for whatever’s going on in my head, on my computer or at my work bench. I am guilty of it all! (I’m not talking about the times when my kitty-cat-co-workers moon walk across my keyboard!!)
One thing you CAN blame on me is not taking the time to get all my newest and freshest work up on my website. It used to be lower priority, as my travel and show schedule were so intense. Honestly, a lot of work sold during the show season and I didn’t have it long enough to get photographed and up on the web. Now, we’re all in the same season, Quarantine Season, all the time. (Unless you were at the Ozarks pool party over Memorial Day weekend. But I sure as hell wasn’t!)
Enter the Curated Collections.
Through the Curated Collections, I’m bringing you groupings of related pieces, much the same as I would arrange in my display cases. Each of them is a mini-universe unto themselves, relating in materials, colors and fabrication to each other. In a very direct way, I’m bringing my Art Festival Exhibition to you, here online. There are nearly 300 pieces in this first iteration of the Curated Collections, divvied up into approximately 25-piece collections. I’m even sneaking some new work in too- pieces that were going to debut this Spring and Early Sumer. That’s 12 bi-weekly installments of art-show-ness for you, Jewelry Fan!
As ever, please feel free to contact me if you need something specific or Custom Work.
And in the meantime—keep checking back on the Curated Collections Menu for new and updated offerings!
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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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