Category Archives: I’m just sayin’

BAH Humbug on Black Friday

. . . . and all the rest of that hooooohaaaaa On Saturday, November 29th, I will be sharing new work and gifts (with purchase), In celebration of you honoring Small Business Saturday and in honor of the enormous accomplishment … Continue reading

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Why Art Matters

When I am in a class, and just as often, when I am in my store, I am compelled to remind people: “You are already creative, even if it isn’t “art” (art being very broad and subjective). You wake up … Continue reading

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October Birthstone

The highly underrated Opal is the true birthstone of October. Pink Tourmaline is the alternative, and we’ll get to that later. Opal is what many of us in the gem trade call, a “water stone” and yes, I just put … Continue reading

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Light Side • Dark Side

Throughout my life, I have battled my dark side. In the early years it was “diagnosed” as “depression” and “anxiety disorder”. If you’ve had this going on in your life, you know the challenges of mood swings, irritability, irrational thought … Continue reading

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Runes and Chops • Chops and Runes • Oh My Intention

Runes The Runes are a form of alphabet developed in Northern Europe, essentially they represent the Old Norse language used by the Scandinavian peoples up to about 700AD. The precise origins of the Runes is unclear and the subject of … Continue reading

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Why I Won’t Make The “Energy” chop Again . . .

I recently had the opportunity to watch a snippet of video from a conference in Costa Rica – “Awesomefest 2010”. Wish’d I’d known about it. http://bit.ly/1pFhD4K The section I saw was a presentation by Christie Marie Sheldon, Love or Above. … Continue reading

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Inside and Out – Make-up Adornment

HUZZAH!  Lovers of Lovelies. In the spirit of Adornment with Meaning, I offer up a couple of video links.  The first was shared with me by my friend, Lindsay and the other I found, just poking around (oh those interweb … Continue reading

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OH MAN! Off The Rails

In a perfect world, when I edit my emails and blog-posts, I would not leave out a sentence and forget to review it one…more…time. After my interview with my friend Pete, I was planning a two week break on the … Continue reading

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Appreciation And I’m going to take over the world!

Things I thought my mom said . . . LOL Never. “How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back?” “Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too” “Just leave all the lights on … it … Continue reading

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Why Bucky is About My Work

Not that it has much to do with fine silver adornment or classes….? AND I bought a bunny last Sunday.  You see, there was this petting zoo at Crafted and the young lady proprietor had many bunnies, including a few … Continue reading

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