Friday, March 29, 2013

Spring Sale



40 % off of everything in the 


shop:

making room for the beautiful spring line that is in the works.

Just enter coupon code SPRINGSUNNY at checkout for your discount...
Happy shopping!!

xoxo,
Allison

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fresh Rocks: Plume and Moss Edition


Priday Plume Agate
with the tiniest of buds in pink and red

31mmX19mm


Thunderegg matrix is green and tan
soft facet-cut for extra drama!


will look smashing set up against whitened silver!!


Unknown Plume Agate
sweet pink/red and marigold tiny plumes

29mmX16mm


dainty


beautiful backlit!


Early spectrum moss agate 
from a thunderegg

33X30mm


sumptuous color!


nice weight and size


green plume agate
with the loveliest of fronds

31X10mm


soft facet cut
perfect size


dainty and darling and warm
.


Red and white plume agate
with green 'grass'
rectangle

32X24mm


lovely soft dome



drusy pocket detail
.


All will be in the 


later today
Wednesday!

xoxox,
Sunny

Friday, March 22, 2013

Bluebird of Happiness Soft Clutch


You know the phrase "may the bluebird of happiness sing forever in your heart"? Or is it something like that...my brain is shorting out a lot these days
busy with my boys and my loved ones and Sunny Rising.
I used to know the words off the top of my head...I had time!

Regardless of their exactitude, I think of them every time I see these little darling bluebirds which have become a staple in my work. No matter how far I stray from their presence I always come back, always come....home.

Oh home!!

It's coming up on my Sixth anniversary as an entrepreneur and my heavens what a year it's been.
I am on the knife-edge of too much and just enough most every day,
working hard to keep the balance and my perspective clear and healthy.


Getting into the studio means a lot of breathing and attention to spirit and relief


and likewise shutting the door and heading in to the waking of my boy
means a different and very present kind of happiness.


Lately life feels less about the get-in-the-car-and-chase-the-sunset kind of seeking (oh the years and years that I lived that joy - so grateful!) and more
like the deeply homespun and dedicated kind,
where dinner is hot on the table and evening walks abound
now that the sun sinks low later.

I pass other mamas pushing strollers and we smile that secret-society smile of contentment, confusion and powerful love. 

We seek to nestle and burrow and coo like birds here.

It is a season of life, so distinct and brand new
and oh so fast and fleeting.


It seemed only fitting to celebrate it with a pair of bluebirds adorning the softest 
green and Bahama blue clutch.


Dotted with cherries and accented with little mod black detailing,
this speaks a language I understand right now.

It whispers lullabies
and calls everyone around a table
it is nourishing and loving and almost of a different era
like a memory
like a pie in the window cooling
or a summer evening with fireflies (oh how I miss them!)
.


This sweetness will be in the


shortly

with the loveliest of bells on.

May the season your life resides in feel its very best tonight,
dear reader.

Thank you for coming 'round.

xoxox,
Sunny


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring is Here!!


Tooling the half belt to end all half belts....


With a glorious turquoise specimen


and a riot of colors and blooms.

I feel like a little kid even thinking of how this will turn out!

xoxox,
Sunny

Monday, March 18, 2013

Tomorrow Night the Dandelion Seeds Fly





The grand dandelion finale of the Groundless Living series will
be


tomorrow night when the babe naps
.

For questions on reserves and pricing please convo me!
.

xoxo,
Sunny

Friday, March 15, 2013

Dandelion Season


It is the season of dandelion seeds here at our cottage.
Daily they spring to life to spread their word by the next sundown
and I could not resist capturing a few on golden brass and fine silver.

Hammers rang 'rejoice!' and Paul Simon played loud this week in the studio.
I sang along especially loud to "Loves me Like a Rock"
wondering about my son getting older
and remembering his tender years with gospel-tinted joy.

So may it be!


I watch as he plays with a spatula and laminated paper, stirring it on the floor
lost in solitary play
healthy and laughing at some private joke
as Janey hovers near him.


I love him like the rock of ages.


This morning we bid this beautiful man goodbye,
waving from the train station platform.

Orion pointed his chubby finger at everything that passed 
and I listed the spoils of his wonderment:
"train!"
"man!"
"bag!"
"sign!"

all the while smiling
that he has come to this place of looking at the world.


Life is tender here
ephemeral and sweet
.

I am wishing you the best day today...
wishing
that life gathers around you and lifts you high
like a seed on the wind,
lighter than air.

xoxox,
A

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Groundless Living Cobblestone Earrings


RESERVED

We can go along for months before the plans we've hatched yield an altogether different egg
than the one we've made room for
in our hearts and minds
.

The pre-ordained rules of life so often get turned on their heads:
only the very old die
if we take care everything will be alright
most questions have a logical answer
busy keeps the mind from chewing its tail
etc
etc



Then the unexpected comes and we're undone by it
cracked open by it
dreading its cousins,
grief and grasping
as they arrive and unfold our hearts (if we let them).
When (and if) they leave we are bigger and more capable

but

who among us recovers without being haunted?
who lives without reget
feeling utterly confident in all the choices,
each and every last one?


I don't know anyone who can raise their hand to that question,
even the most spiritual
and sound of mind and body...

we all struggle with the groundless living
from time to time
.


This little series I have a hard time describing
because the little ovals are at once people and energy gathering in to lift us up
and they represent the cobblestones we walk, each appearing in the present moment
just as our soles press down upon them.

They are markers for your faith when it is worn down
and a reminder of our innate abilities to heal and 
be better


RESERVED

even though it so often requires the uncomfortable choice.

Even on an ordinary day like today we have choices
to put down the barbed things and let our hearts hurt
living the discomfort until it opens into a strange and beautiful joy
that safety would never allow...


to live groundlessly and without expectation
beside the only two we really know:
we are born and we will die.

I want to tell you not to be afraid, I want to tell you that those words should not be avoided
the way part of us wants to run from them.

I believe with all my stuffing
that
the place from which we came and return to is surely home:
if you can accept that the mystery may hold the best of beauty 
beyond what we can comprehend


then let's walk together 
step by step
until we whisper
"ah!"
from the gorgeous sight of it all.
.


I would prefer the women who wear these to be readers here. As simple as these lovely brass, fine and sterling silver earrings look, they are utterly packed with meaning and love.

So many of you have shared part of your path with me for the last several years...these are for you.

To reserve one of the three pair, please convo me

.


xoxox,
Sunny