Friday, September 27, 2013

Quote of the Week

"Water is everywhere around you,
but you see only barriers that keep you from water.


Mad with thirst, he cannot drink from the stream running so close to his face.

He is like a pearl on the deep bottom
wondering, inside the shell, Where is the ocean?"

~Rumi, A Basket of Fresh Bread

Monday, September 23, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Process Shot of the Week

Finished up a couple brooches and six pairs of earrings this week all for Sieraad!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Quote of the Week

"The surface is rusting over
I had better go into silence."

~Rumi, Too Happy, You could Not Sleep Last Night

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Process Shot of the Week

I'm totally swamped with grading and school stuff and an independent project this week so I didn't get too far in the studio. I did allow myself an hour yesterday, which turned into two. I did manage to make this necklace and finish up some brooches this week.

About Town

Some photos from some recent walks about town.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Quote of the Week

"Some of the stuff we imagine engages and connects and calls for the very best in us to come out. Other imaginings disengage us, and shut us down. My understanding is that you get to choose which of your thoughts to go with."

~Anne Lamott, Help, Thanks, Wow

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Process Shot of the Week

I made some progress this week on the work for Sieraad, but totally forgot to take my camera to the studio. But I also whipped up these charms out of some scrap metal, vintage buttons and seed beads. You can find them in my Etsy shop here.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor Day

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed lately due to my four classes (did I mention that I'm teaching FOUR classes this semester at two different colleges?), and preparing for Sieraad, along with some other professional commitments. But despite all that, I decided to take myself to the beach over this long weekend. I don't think I'll ever regret taking time out to go to the beach. It was a perfect day, sunny, warm water, and not too crowded. It made for a nice metal vacation, in the name of self care. Hope you're taking care of yourself too. Happy Labor Day Weekend!