“Our Light will outlast their flag.”

  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! During my seasonal rituals of reading and reviewing all things rough and right of 2017, especially in a year where my own community has come under direct attack, and while struggling with my own ideas and needs for the substance of Hope, I came across this. I read it, […]

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The Work of Beauty

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”  Kurt Vonnegut Sweet words I’ve been hanging onto […]

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All Comes By Itself

Beautifully quieting and poetic thoughts I’m sharing this morning. Holy Saturday’s morning stillness finds me holding a glimpse of Happiness.

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Cherry Blossom Festival

Being proudly, a D.C. based, small business artist, I’d be remiss if I didn’t celebrate the beauty of our Cherry Blossom trees. Annually the city holds a week long festival celebrating the blooming, history and gift of these trees. Here is the Festival’s link. The festivities last the week through and is definitely a good […]

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I’m not crazy…

 This looks like I’ve mostly lost it. Whatever “it” was. Actually this is a process called heat precipitation hardening.  I like to work in Argentium 935 silver for a few reasons. One reason why is this material’s potential hardness. Baking my Argentium silver pieces, whether they’re finished or prepped for setting stones, allows me to […]

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“A great artist is but a conduit for an expression that resonates with something that is greater than him or herself” Imaginary Foundation

This, this two minute video. All of this. Each word, each thought, each idea expressed.  Studio time is where my magic happens, here the relationship with Beauty is tended on bended knee. Here I find a flow, a sense of the eternal qualities of Creation herself. Staggering paralysis, humiliating at once, a leveling sense of […]

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WIP 2017

Needing a 14kt gold pin for this design and not having one on this winter’s day, set me up to have today’s warmth by making my own.

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