20 January 2017


A re-do for these two bird heads which were earrings. Now a pin & pendant.
Both listed on my webpage

13 January 2017

A more productive resolution

There is a quiet coating of ice building outside today. Very pretty. 

Here it is again. The time for a New Year promise to self. Even if I forgo making one of these resolutions every January the thought still crosses the mind. This year blah blah.........
Apparently people have been pondering New Year improvements for some time. The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year’s resolutions, some 4,000 years ago. They were also the first to hold recorded celebrations in honor of the new year. They made promises to gods to pay their debts and return any objects they had borrowed. Today most people make resolutions only to themselves, and focus purely on self-improvement.

Most of us try to achieve only one or two goals. Others get a little carried away.
Woody Guthrie had 33 "New Years Rulin's" on this particular year-

My goal this year is to be muchmuch more productive. 
Good luck to you and your resolutions whatever they may be for the new year. 

Now on to some of that work.

A double strand necklace of blue and sandy glass, metal and beaded links.

A large beaded earring pair 2.75 inches.

A slew of tin earring baubles in progress.

They are now listed with blackened patina and sealed. I know there are a few people out there who may prefer raw shiny metal but the black brings out the color 
in the tin so nicely I can't help myself.

Also up are some tin bangles. Fitting is small to medium.1/2" diameters & about 8" circumference.

More earrings of some variety

Vintage tin and sterling silver Budgie necklaces. Each one individual and a little primitive in feel. Sterling silver chain and clasps. 16 or 18 inches.

21 November 2016

Winter's nudge


                 My semi-social (entirely on her terms) feral born kitty Moki, holding down this season's wood supply. Sadly, the last of her clowder. 

The weekend brought us a frosty preview of days ahead. Time for a winter bed. I'm not too handy with construction but a hefty plastic tub and a styrofoam shipping container suffice. The former stuffed within the latter when placed on a shelf (above the reach of raccoons) makes a pretty nice den. Insulated and secured in the window with a come-&-go-as-you-please outdoor flap.. even better.
Over the weekend Moki has given her approval. Once snuggled in for the night it's nonstop purring. 

Moki is becoming more at ease with our indoor noise and commotion although I doubt she'll ever get beyond her healthy distain for the dogs. She has comfort & freedom in both her social & wild worlds.

Wishing you Happy Holidays ahead. Be well and stay warm. 

09 November 2016

Mourning in America

I'm only glad my WWII veteran father didn't live to see America elect a fascist president.