Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First pieces of 2011!!!

Would love to make something every day this year but that's really not a realistic goal for me working at the full time gig all day and then trying to cram in an hour or two making jewelry at night.  I keep telling my husband that next time I'm marrying for money...... He just laughs and says "whatever!" 

I'm serious (not really).  But would love to be able to spend my work day creating lovely jewelry.  Can't imagine what it would be like to have your main income job be something that you love and are passionate about.  Now don't get me wrong.......I like my day job and in this economy am very grateful that I still have it, but it would be nice to be able to get up in the morning, start the coffee, take the dogs for a walk and then come back and go into my studio, crank up the tunes and go to town!!!  Ahhh.......now that's exactly what I would be doing if I win the lottery.  And I wouldn't have to drive on a snow day (not like we get a lot of those in Molalla.....). 

Anyway here are a few new pieces.  Sterling silver wire heart pendant with a dark red Garnet teardrop and Garnet and sterling earrings.  And I have also added this MOST AWESOME picture my friend Wes took of Heceta Head lighthouse at night on the Oregon Coast.  It would look perfect on the cover of a gothic murder mystery book. 


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

Well it's been along time since I posted anything.  Working long hours at the day job, and making quite a bit of jewelry in the night time has taken its toll on my tired body.  Last thing I want to do most of the time is spend more of limited hours on a computer.......but since I have 3 days off and really only feel like watching football and vegging on the couch, thought I could take the time to blog. 

I was going to make a list of resolutions but WTF......all I ever do is NOT DO any of the things I say I am going to do.  Lose weight, eat healthier, take more walks, play with my dogs more, quit complaining about things I cannot change, etc, etc, etc,.....and then I never seem to do any of these things.  So the only resolution I am going to make this year is to NOT MAKE ANY RESOLUTIONS.  If I want to do something I will do it.  If I don't, then I won't.  It's as simple as that.   Period. 

I am going to finally enroll in a metalsmith class so I can stop stumbling around the bench and learn some techniques of the trade instead of trying to teach myself so I can save money.  My friend Rebecca of Adobe Sol Designs jewelry (whom I have never personally met but just talked to some on the internet) has given me the incentive I need.......after drooling over her beautiful designs every day that she posts something on Facebook.  I guess I cannot continually sit here and "wish I could do that" if I don't finally bite the bullet and learn how to do that.  So I am going to.  No excuses or time, or money.......I just need to make this happen because jewelry is my passion.  And I have so many ideas in my head of what I want to create I just know it will be worth all the time and money to learn properly. 

That and of course I wish for world peace.......!!!!! 

Until next time,

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The new phone.....

Well I got a new phone.  A Droid to be exact.  And it's kicking my ass.....!  I need to find a small child who can probably teach me how to use the damn thing.  I have been playing on it all day long.  It's finally starting to make some kind of sense I guess....  So very many gadgets!!!  Why does someone need so many gadgets?  But it's just so cool.....!!!!!  It does everything except the laundry and cook and maybe it can do those things also and I just haven't found the right button to push yet.  I am so stoked though.  I look so damn cool with my new Droid!!!  And I just love it when it says "Droid...." in that Darth Vader-type voice.  I think all the people that own Droids should start giving that little wave thing that all Harley riders give when they pass by each other.  Because we are just so very cool and such an elite bunch of techno geeks!!!!!  And pretty soon I will be able to upload posts to my blog directly from my Droid.  How cool is that???  Of course I have to figure that out still.  I can probably find some neighborhood teenager to help me with that.

I will keep you posted.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The earth seemed out of whack today.......

They say when life deals you lemons, make lemonade.

But sometimes it turns out to be a whole batch of lemons

that are the most sour things you have ever tasted,

that even the sweetest sugar cannot improve the taste,

nothing can make those lemons palatable.

Then what?

Do you just say “yuck” and be miserable?

Do you hang your head, make a sour face

and throw your hands in the air?

Go to bed and hide under the covers?

Well when you figure it out, call me.

I'm in the book.~~K

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunny Saturday at the Gresham Art Walk

It was a beautiful Saturday when the sun finally came out around 2ish.  Before that I was freezing to death because I dressed for 80 degrees - not 50!!!  Other than that, it was a great show - beautiful venue, tons of people, music, food, cute dogs and lots of friends and family coming out to support me.  Thanks so much.  I sold quite a bit of jewelry, which is always great.  The show itself was one of the best run shows I have ever attended!!!  A big thank you to all the volunteers who seemed to be everywhere to help all the artists whether it be watch their booths for a break, or bringing us food and/or water.  They were really appreciated.  My good friend Paul, the metal sculpter, re-furbished the sign he made for me and it really turned out beautiful, although the picture does not do it justice.  Thanks so much Paul......you do rock!!!!!!

Not sure where I will be at next - that's TBD. 

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Soul Searching

Lying in the sun,
feeling the warmth envelope my body and soul,
I think about things a long time passed,
and wonder why I chose this particular path to go down.

Is it too late for change, I wonder?
Am I too old, too set in my ways, too selfish?
Would I be able to see things diffently then I did before?
Would it, could it be worse then it is now?

Knowing it's so much easier to think about it,
then actually take the first step,
but I feel myself drawing closer and closer to changing,
doing things different, and maybe being alone for the
first time in a long time.

Will I jump in feet first into the deep end or do as I always do.....
take the plunge head first and hit my head on the bottom of the pool.
Only time will tell.