Sunday, June 29, 2008

it is so easy these days to get caught up in the day-to-day rush and forget what is really important in life. today i got slammed back in my chair. yesterday my friend and cousin, Michael Argall, was killed in a bike-meets-car accident in Texas. i think i am still in shock though tears are continuously shed. how does such a beautiful life disappear so suddenly? there are no answers only sorrow. hug your loved ones today and always....mike, we miss you so much already.

Michael Argall

(pictured here with his daughter Sydney in May 2007)

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Dedicated, Wet Soccer Mom

just got back from soccer....picture me, sitting in my little collapsible chair in a hoodie, raincoat, 2 little fleece blankets, purse in my lap (along with the kids coats), grasping my cup of hot tea, huddling under a gargantuan umbrella. the kids had a great time, lets leave it at that. :)

Talent Database

woohoo! just found out i am being featured in the art portal over at talentdatabase! quite exciting, especially since i so rarely update my portfolio there. but this got me off my duff and i added 6 new photos. go check it out if you get the chance!

Monday, June 02, 2008

New Spring Works, Part 7

it has been so crazy busy here the last couple of weeks, i completely forgot to add more pix! and here it is june....oh well, time flies....

these necklaces are all from the talisman series. each one has a 3-4 charm assortment of various materials....from enamel, to glass, to antique keys and beads. most are darkened/oxidized using liver of sulphur. a couple of my clients have said they even added some pieces they picked up in their travels like a charm bracelet. love it! i'm thinking of doing some more and incorporating the pendants from the symbols line. will keep you posted, cheers!