Mid-summer, Magic, Madness, and moonstones.

WHEW, Times they are a'changin' goes the song. For me, keeping an inner march of seasons as a measure, makes for some inner stability. Sunrise, Sunset stretches out to the same by the seasons. Summer solstice, sunrise. Winter solstice, sunset. Large breaths. Big picture. Our Mid-summer has arrived in DC with a couple of days … Continue reading Mid-summer, Magic, Madness, and moonstones.

Inspiration’s call.

Good Morning and Great Sunday to you. May you find Inspiration today, 🌸 for a timeless moment. Sundays are usually my quiet days. 🕯I’m intentionally more aware of my surroundings on Sundays. Set with the desire to be open to Inspiration, rather like a relationship cemented on a weekly standing date. Generally I’m always with … Continue reading Inspiration’s call.

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 … Continue reading The Work of Beauty

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 … Continue reading Cherry Blossom Festival

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 … Continue reading I’m not crazy…

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