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Beryl Racing

Beryl Racing

It was as if March got the memo regarding how to come in like a lion. On March 1st at about 2:30 am the winds picked up. And by ‘picked up’ I mean furious gusts relentlessly wind-whipped our little cabin and threatened to drop a giant cottonwood tree on top of us. For hours. No sleep was had. And during that time, I really did try to be exhilarated by its power, but instead I felt anxious and annoyed by its persistent, chaotic and overly aggressive behavior, because… 2:30 am. Was such an irritatingly grand entrance necessary?

But now that March is here, I at least have an excuse to indulge in aquamarines. These are gorgeous stones from the beryl family and the birthstone of the month. I do love them so! The translucent, deep, blue varieties from Brazil are stunning. And so are the tranquil, watery, greenish-blue and teal colored stones, found in the moss aquamarine variation. So, I’ve been busy. In the Rodeo Of Jewelry-Making, I’ve been the wire wrestling, beryl racing queen! You can browse and enjoy the selection of available aquamarine and other jewelry here.   

Moss Aqua

Conquering The World In My Undies

Conquering The World In My Undies

Making time to be creative is part of the natural flow of my day. Like many artists, I have developed several, tiny rituals to invite inspiration. I call it ‘Gathering My Totems’ and it goes a little something like this: I make myself a hot, frothy cappuccino, water my small garden and potted plants, greet… Continue Reading

Fans Who Kick Ass

Have I mentioned, lately, that Cowboy’s Sweetheart fans are the best? Well, they are. Seriously. These people are adventurous, intelligent, creative, conscious, compassionate, and authentic… doing inspiring things in the world by pursuing their dreams… and I get to call them my friends! Periodically, I feature a fan here so the rest of you can be exposed to,… Continue Reading

Wait a second… I’m fashionable… Right?

When it comes to fashion, I am often a little slow, or reluctant, or too practical, to fully embrace the trends. I prefer style, which is more about being oneself, over fashion, which is ever-changing. That is why you will probably never see me rocking the asymmetrical, single-statement-earring trend I’ve noticed on the covers of… Continue Reading

What In The Sam Hill Are Those? And Other Pressing Questions…

What In The Sam Hill Are Those? And Other Pressing Questions…

Left Brain: What in the Sam Hill are those?!  Right Brain: Don’t you love the juxtaposition? The hard, smooth surface next to the soft, fuzzy texture…   Left Brain: You have just deconstructed the charade of respectability I try to cultivate here.  Right Brain: The monochromatic composition is visually striking, don’t you agree?  Left Brain: Chroma-what?… Continue Reading

On The Banks Of Lefthand Creek

On The Banks Of Lefthand Creek

It’s been seven months since the floodwater ripped through our property, specifically my studio. The distance between my studio and the edge of Lefthand Creek used to be 20ft. Now, it is 5ft. The force of the flood eroded the banks in some places and left piles of rock, sand, and debris in others. Now,… Continue Reading

We Interrupt This Program…

We Interrupt This Program…

Like most residents of Jamestown, Colorado, my husband and I had little time to escape the rising floodwaters that ravaged the area in the early morning hours of September 12th. Though we live closer to the mountain community of Gold Hill, Jamestown is our address. Located one canyon south, our home and property have been… Continue Reading

THE 2013 HALSTEAD GRANT… Be The Next Winner!

Well, it WAS Spring. I mean, it is still technically Spring, but it FELT more like Spring a few days ago than it does now. Spring decided, “Heck, I’m just going to go ahead and wrap this party up now!”…Which has me firing up the wood stove and wearing many layers of clothing… again. But… Continue Reading