Ice Queen Magic Spell Earrings with Fabricated Fallen Oak Leaf, Moonstone Tear and Copper Branch
Solstice draws near...
I am growing still as the days are shorter.
I am working with all my might
and loving my daily time with Orion.
We've had this weird respite from the more challenging toddler moments...this calm sweetness has descended upon his most squinty devil-in-the-eye moment and I am so happy to watch him think through things.
The efforts of my hands have never felt more special to me than they are now,
more like they've been placed divinely in my head
and crafted with grace.
This is the first year I've embraced winter in earnest,
both in work and in day-to-day choices:
snuggles in blankets reading book after book to my son
whose favorite word is 'again!' once 'the end' has been declared.
My parents came this last week and it was really special to have them here
during a time of so much wonder and some serious heartache:
nothing soothes your soul like a Mommy.
Schmilly and I went to his holiday Christmas party at a fantastic restaurant in San Francisco
and I was struck again and again by how wonderful he is
and touched to hear his coworkers tell me how proud he is of me,
how much he loves Orion.
Simple Bare Branch Sculptural Copper Earrings with Sterling Ear Wires
I have a few lovely things for the Metal Shop
that I will be tending to later tonight,
tucking them in to see where they'll fly
and friends, I am SO utterly pleased to tell you I am mere days away from finishing this mushroom clutch...I feel like I've been painting and tooling it for months
and it's everything I hoped.
How are your holidays preparations going?
We're going to have the quietest little Christmas this year and celebrate after the fact
with Oma and Opa.
Squeeze yourself for me, won't you?