Category Archives: Tips-n-Tricks

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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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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History of Adornment

One of at least a 5 Part Series As defined in a dictionary:  noun 1. something that adds attractiveness; ornament; accessory: the adornments and furnishings of a room. 2.ornamentation; embellishment: personal adornment.  (1) This too:  “An adornment is generally an … Continue reading

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HUZZAH! or Why my work is valuable for You.

I so had to laugh . . . a lot . . . at the following thought:  I spend a lot of time talking about adornment of intent or meaning and yet I may not have talked about what that … Continue reading

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UPdates, Activities & MORE!

New in the store: The three new works are representative of transitions. “Through Smoke” is about traversing challenges, despite not always knowing what’s on the other side . . . a gift of wisdom from my father. “Rest Easy” is … Continue reading

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The Big Blend

Sculpture by Paige Bradley – Learn more about it here: http://paigebradley.com/sculpture/expansion.html – really, do that….click on the link. At the beginning of this year, my focused intention was to ‘be seen’, so my word of the year became “Visible” – … Continue reading

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Updates and Such

Hello Lovers of Lovlies and Learning! I do realize that it seems to take forever between Blog Posts. On average, I am teaching twice a week and have pretties to make, my stores to tend to and other business affairs … Continue reading

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