When have you ever known the color red to be so full of emotion and meaning during any other time of year?
February and Valentine’s Day has many meanings, some good, some historical, but it has always been known as the month of love. Love is a wonderful thing, not just for couples, but for families, relatives and friends. Everyone needs to know how special they are, and my way to make people feel it is to show them with something that comes right from my heart and my hands.
Every piece of jewelry I make and every watercolor or tile I paint tells that the person who receives it “is” special. My mother always taught me that, when a gift comes from the hand of the maker, it holds not only the love of the person who has chosen it to give but also the love of the maker.
From the beginning, I have made it my work to produce unique items that I connect with on a personal level. “From my hands to yours” is a motto I live and work with to help you know that my hands have created something exceptional for you or a loved one so precious in your heart.
Come and spend time with me at Windy Point Vineyards in the Yakima Valley over the Presidents’ Day weekend, Saturday – Monday, February 16 – 18 for the annual “Red Wind and Chocolate” (I will most likely be there from Friday, February 15; please call Windy Point Vineyards at 509-877-6824 to verify). I will look forward to offering you the finest my hands have to give.
Or, look around my website and let me know if you see anything that touches your heart. After all, art is an expression of oneself, and the love of art is that of your appreciation for the love and joy my hands have experienced.
Be well, my friends, and all the best for this month that reminds us of how special our loved ones are.
Cool air, warm colors, family, friends and the best food all year…I love it. Time away from work, time with loved ones, cooking together and enjoying a holiday where the only stress is making dinner on time. With the onset of colder weather, one thing I’ve made time for is working in my little studio designing new and eclectic creations. The eclectic part of me loves the look of old and new together. You will see this in many of my new offerings on my Jewelry page.
For those of you following my website, it’s been a year since it went live. Over the past year I’ve interacted with wonderful people, heard from visitors to my site, and learned many things from shoppers at events. With your suggestions, my work has matured. I am excited to discover what comes my way in Year 2 on the web.
And fall fun!
Fall is a great time to create using the beautiful changing colors of the season. The greens and blues of summer are making way for gold, red, brown, orange and purple. With shorter days, I spend less time outside and more time working on new creations, yet to be revealed on my website. While enhancing earthy gemstones, metal and wire in several fall articles, I continue to feature grape cluster designs in your favorite colors.
Fall is also the end of season for many fruits and vegetables, but for grapes, it’s the beginning of harvest and production on 2012 vintages, as I am pursuing my 2012 vintage collection with gemstones, crystals and natural brass, along with buttons, pearls and components reminiscent of a bygone era. (more…)
What a great summer! Hard to believe this weekend unofficially marks the end to it all.
Come join me for Fremont Fest on Saturday, August 4th in NE Portland. There will be lots of fun for everyone.
It will be my first participation in this street festival. It happens right in my neighborhood so I feel the need to get out and support the locals. (more…)