Monday, January 26, 2015

Beauty-Fully Entrenched.

Barely There Golden Rain Seed Slip Earrings. American Turquoise. Carved Mother of Pearl Pikake Flower. Warm copper.

Hammer Formed Birch Leaf Earrings. Copper with Fine Silver Rivets.

Gem Chrysoprase and Maidenhair Magic Spells

Wee Fern Earrings. Sterling Silver.

It occurred to me as I was listening to my child singing and playing in the living room - I was chopping kale in the kitchen, trying to keep my veggie-loving Joseph away from our dinner,
laughing and setting him on the floor over and over again,
'the wheels on the bus' as the accompaniment,
I remembered my friend Natty's phrase:
"In the thick of it".

I am In the Thick of It right now with little time for the luxuries of introspective writing or leg-shaving,
big-time in love with the reasons why.

I cannot remember ever being so happy.
Even when I'm on my last nerve, even when all the boundaries are prodded by chubby fingers.

I have time to love.
I have time to make.
I have time to make love.

The Work and the Motherhood are symbiotic right now, each one healing up the pieces of me the other scuffs. They are not at odds. Nearly three years into their marriage, Work and Motherhood have found a kind of groove that gives them each their due, and while Work always knows that Motherhood rules, she does so with a gentle and compassionate hand and heart.

The latest fruits of these days will be in the 

very shortly.

They are positively vibrating with warmth and joy.

The loveliest day to you, dear Reader!


Friday, January 9, 2015

Here Comes the Sun, a Collection.

Golden Chance Earrings. Brass Hammer formed Jacaranda Seeds. Amber. Hand-forged sterling pears.

Lilypad Magic Spells. Chrysoprase. Sterling star.

Medium sterling silver hydrangea studs.

Real Music Earrings. Brass Jacaranda Seeds. Hand-fabricated hoops with catches.

The Green in Everything Necklace. Double decker brass clasp. Branch toggle. Horse Canyon Agate with soft facets, cabbed by me. Fern impressions.

Ginkgo Pepper Flower Simple Dangles.

Once upon a time Schmilly and I bought a condo.
We planned to be there for a long time.
It had the best high ceilings,
amazing neighbors
and smelled unreal, like fresh pine.

We bought it during a seller's market.
We paid insanely for it.
We felt so lucky!!!

Anthony lost his job.
We moved.
We found renters.
We mourned our exile from Los Angeles.
We lived lean: the rent we received didn't cover the mortgage.
Not by a long shot.

For the last six years we have made the choices that were right for us,
holding on,
digging in,

As of a few days ago, that lovely light-filled place
became the joyful home of another person.

It is out of our hands
and we cannot believe how light we feel.

The selling of that little nest was….

Banks are being extremely cagey.
It was like watching a Telemundo soap opera
and the lender was Senor Macho Solo.


Here we are!!!!

Here's our joy!!!

Untethered from the past we are dreaming vibrant dreams about the future,
the 'where's and the 'what's….

This little collection
is the result of the energy of that bouyant

the result of letting go
and breathing
and seeing the sun after weeks and weeks of rain.

Effervescent magic
in the 

tonight and tomorrow, listing as toddlers allow.


P.S. - please excuse the weird color snafus here on Blogger. I am not really technicolor in real life, nor will I be on Etsy. xo

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Warm Copper and Night Skies

Japanese Maple Copper Earrings. Fine Silver Rivets.

Ginkgo Hammer Formed Copper Earrings. Fine Silver Rivets.

Lapis Evening Oval Studs.

Selenite Sky Studs

In the