Tuesday, June 28, 2011

girl time

so glenn's been gone for the past three days, on a backpacking trip. the girls and i have had a lot of fun. among other things, we hung out at the river in durango, went and saw the new cars movie, went swimming, had picnics, and played in a tub in the yard. (if that looks familiar to you, it's because that's where the baby chicks were living. is that considered "repurposing"?)

glenn went and climbed five mountains in three days. my good friend shannon commented that just as i can't just go see one concert like a normal person, i have to follow the band around the west; glenn can't just go climb one mountain; he has to climb five.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


some new pieces for you...

the "just let it go" necklace

with a fabulous laguna agate

whatever it is that is weighing you down. you don't need it. it is only hurting you. shed it. just let it go. be peaceful and easy like the soft soothing colors of this stone.

(EDIT: i am just looking at this and realizing i look quite haggard in this photo! i guess i should tell you that i didn't sleep very well the past two nights. little daisy was partying all night in her cage in the tent...)

the "may peace reveal a path" necklace

with a really beautiful crazy lace agate

sometimes, if you can just be still, just find some peace for yourself, even for a few moments, a path will be revealed for you. a new path has recently been revealed to me! more on that in a minute...

a new resolve ring

with a fabulous flash

a strength ring

with a wonderful high dome turquoise

a pair of refrain earrings

with beautiful prehnite trios...

cascading from your ears...

and another with aquamarine and amethyst

and, we had a wonderful time camping in telluride this week. i did the farmer's market again yesterday so we all camped up there thursday and last night. it was great.

daisy (ahem) came with us.

we bought her a little leash with a harness and she had herself a fantastic time.

sweet little ellie still needs a home
(before junebug loves her to death)

and molly and daisy are getting acquainted.

now, back to my new path? so, lately i've been feeling super restless, unsettled. as i've mentioned quite frequently, my little trips to go see music have been a lifeline for me this last year. but they have also rekindled my wanderlust. prior to being married and having children, i traveled quite a bit, to see music, and just to go. doing the shows that i have done this summer has made me realize that i have inadvertently created a lifestyle for myself where i can travel, not just for fun, but for work. i know that a lot of people do not like doing shows, but me? i love them. and i've realized that i want to do more of them. i want to incorporate traveling to shows into my business, into my life. up until now, i haven't really done that very much. and the main reason is space. i simply cannot fit all of the things that i need to do a show into the car along with the family and all of our own stuff.

so last week i had a moment of peace and clarity and realized that the next step for me in my life was to find a little travel trailer so that i could start doing more shows. that way we wouldn't have to stay in hotels and we could cook all of our food, save on all of the expenses that add up when i do them now. we can choose locations where we'd like to go as a family anyway and plan trips around art shows. it makes perfect sense.

so then, as always happens when i am on the right path, a fabulous thing happened. i went to the post office and ran into an old friend who also works hard to manifest her life. i was telling her all of this and she got this really funny look on her face. she told me that her brother had just offered to sell her his trailer for a ridiculously cheap price. i called him. we talked. he lives about two hours away; he is sending me photos in the morning and i am going to buy one of these next week...

i cannot wait to see what adventures await us!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


i made this necklace today, in honor of our recent trip to the beach

with the most fabulous ocean jasper;
it looks like the surf coming in...

and this here is a custom belt buckle that i made for a friend,

for his brother's 40th birthday.

in other news, the garden is doing very well. the nights are still pretty cold here, so things happen rather slowly, but growth is happening. of course, i made the genius move of covering the garden with straw that happens to be grass seed. so i have essentially planted grass in all of my garden beds...




as far as the kittens go, i have found a home for two of them. ellis (gray stripes) and elmer (orange) will go to their new home (together!) tomorrow. little ellie will stay with us until somebody claims her.

i apologize for not having more pieces for the shop. i guess for the time being i am focusing on summer shows, which is a lot of fun. i promise i will have new pieces for you soon!