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  • back in the day...in Goa....

    back in the day...in Goa....

    I enjoy this photo of me from when Goa was unfettered and we got across the river by dugout, 1972...

  • April showers brings May flowers....

    After a cold(ish) winter, Spring has sprung and it's a treat to see the wildflowers in the fields.  The rains have come and the grasses grows higher and higher and greener and greener until it's become a multi-hued, vibrating emerald.  Loving the nature I'm surrounded by and being grateful as often as possible for the beauty that abounds all around me.   Now, getting to work is a different story.   I've been into my metal studio a few times in the last two weeks....pitiful.   Ideas abound, but the will lacks the get up and go.  Ever inspired to create, the dance continues.....

  • Back yet again

    Just back from a trip to visit the grandbaby.  Oh, what bliss.  Went to one of my silver and metalsmithing suppliers while in NY and as usual they were grumpy, dour and expensive.  So, last trip to that supplier (whose name I'll spare you).

    No time to work or even think of work while there, but it buzzes in the back of my mind, nevertheless.  Visited the Rubin Museum of Himalyan Art on 17th St, that is a pure gem.  Must see in NY.

  • Metal Studio buzzing...

    Finally got into my metal studio with enthusiasm for a new pendant design.  It's a small metal rectangle, (approx.)1 1/2" x 1/2" on which I solder a myriad of designs on a diminutive palette.  I solder two rings, top and bottom and attach a thick Tiffany style chain.   It's delightful and I wear mine daily. I can attach my reading glasses to it and I'm ready to go.  The designs are unique to each one of a kind piece.   Once they're photographed and I post them to this site, I'm hoping for a good reaction and wide acceptance.   Other pieces, bangles and earrings crossed my soldering table and it felt good to get to use fire again in the effort for creativity.

  • Now that I'm back....

    I'm now finished sorting through, pricing and putting away all the wonderful goodies I bought in Tucson.  Now the work begins.  It's not coming easily, un-funnily enough.   Normally I'm a font of ideas, I often think how lucky I am that projects just keep popping into my creative mind.  Now, not.  I'm having a lull and I am doing my darndest to work through it and go through the motions of creative efforts. At least all of my "administration" is taken care of for the time being That's a weight not included in this dearth of creative concepts, the swamp of the proverbial "empty white page".....

    I have a goal of getting several new stores/galleries to carry my work.  Go, go go, girl, says I to me..and so I shall...

  • Back from Tucson.

    A grueling, yet fun several days in Tucson wrought a bounty of new materials to get the creative juices flowing.  Of course majestic pearls; yummy.   Stones of all varieties, but I'm partial to ruby and earthtones.  Couldn't resist some Turquoise and some Black Jade mined in Northern  Arizona which I got from the miner himself.  He ingeniously fashions the materials into all manner of beads.  I bought some raw Black Jade which I will bring to my metal studio and see about incising...The weather, as promised, was divine, in the 70's daily.  In past years rain hampered the search...  It's good to be home...

  • Tucson...

    Making preparation to go to Tucson for the Gem extravaganza, as is my yearly wont.  It gives one a lift to encounter new materials and stimulates ideas.  I see the weather will be good, no rain.  This is always a help.  New outlets for my work on the horizon, exciting and energizing.  Loving being in my studio(s) and creating work.  I often forget the vacuum that occurs when I'm away from the creative process for too long.