Monday, December 31, 2012

Something new…
Some of you may know, I enjoy a number of different artistic endeavours besides making jewelry.  I’ve taken a few courses in painting & drawing, which I never seemed to catch on very well, at least in my mind I didn’t…the paintings were not fluid or natural…I can draw a mouth, nose and eyes individually but trying to put them together as a face was awful…trust me you would think so as well!   I know practice makes perfect, but frustration takes away the want to practice! 
 I crocheted and knit many years ago…did nicely there, made many sweaters, shawls, mitts etc., but moved on from that.
One challenge I’ve had for the last 7 years has been taking photos of my jewelry…that has always been a trying task for me…the photo was never sparkly, or shiny enough or it was too dark or too bright… too something, you get the picture….but…I find I enjoy taking photos of many other things, especially nature, in particular water, sunsets and trees… sunsets never cease to amaze me!  I love the look of trees in the fall/winter with all their leaves gone…”naked trees”…the silhouettes are beautiful!  My new year’s wish for you is done on one of my silhouette photos with of course some interesting manipulation done to the photo…

I will be including photos in my articles from time to time…I hope you enjoy them!  If you are interested in seeing more my site is
For many this is a time of reflection, resolutions and expectations…for others it is a time for family and friends, whether at a small or large gathering!  I’m sure we all wish for more kindness, generosity and hope…
 Whatever you choose, however you celebrate…all the best to you and yours in the coming year!
Happy New Years!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve 2012
I don’t know about you but I found the Christmas season is flying by so quickly this year…before we know it, it will be 2013!  I’ve always enjoyed the “season”, love the decorations…I put up my tree the beginning of December and take it down sometime after New Years, depending on how I feel.    This year I put the tree up at the beginning of December but it took close to a week to decorate it…and yet the time flew by?
I’m always asked if I’m ready for Christmas…my answer has always been…no, I do what I have time for & what doesn’t get done won’t be missed!
I’ve learned over the years, Christmas means different things to different people…so my wish for you is all the best, however you choose to celebrate! 
I’ve included a Christmas cross word puzzle and a word puzzle…again… simple but fun I think, if you want the answers send me an email at the address below…
I’ve also added a Christmas wish, see the link below.
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Have a safe, healthy, wonderful week!

Monday, December 17, 2012

                     It’s that time of year…

 Of Christmas traditions, old and new, of the hustle & bustle, shopping for that perfect gift, spending time with family & friends, thinking of Christmas past.  Looking towards the future to the coming New Year.  Children eagerly awaiting Santa, hoping he will bring them something special.  Parties and festivities for young and old.  Baking sweet goodies, turkey dinner and eating too much!   May this Christmas season be filled with love, laughter, health and happiness!

On a different note…I’ve included a photo of Diane Estrella and her daughter wearing the earrings I made for her.  Diane is the person who came up with the wonderful name Silver Luxe Designs, in the name contest I held a while ago!    It was difficult for them to get a good shot of the earrings while wearing them so I’ve also included a photo of the earrings…

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Have a great week…