My new prints from River Luna, in the great hanging frame TH bought me at the Pear Tree. I am so pleased.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
I have really been enjoying making new work in the months leading up to this year's Weston Craft Show, which starts this Friday. I think the changing seasons, transitioning both kids into school or day care, and the general change up of the daily rhythms around here have fostered a great rush of creativity and inspiration. I think it must be true what they say, change is, in fact, good! Here is a little selection of some of my favorite new pieces which will be debuting in Weston this Friday.
I first made the earrings in the photo directly above, inspired by the little maple spinning seed pods, called samaras. And it is such a fun shape, and so reflective of what I am seeing outside my studio window, that I was impelled to run with it, and now have a series of pieces incorporating and building on this fluttering hammered v-shape. And I feel that there are still more designs to come, although I'm not sure what they will be yet!
The other direction this new collection has taken is in geometric and architectural bracelets, inspired by themes of varied symmetry and organic balance.
And of course there will be the classic favorites to see as well, with lots of delicate geometrics intertwined with segments of chain and lots of mixed metal intricacy.
I hope you can stop by the show this weekend! It is a great place to support local artisans while you get a jump start on your Christmas shopping! And be sure to click on the link below to see the other wonderful Vermont Crafters who will be exhibiting. Here are the details:
Weston Playhouse, Weston, VT
Friday Oct.10 - Sunday Oct.12, 10am-5pm
Once the show is finished I will be working on adding these pieces to my website, so if you can't make it to the show please check out my site next week for additional info and pricing on this new work. Of course sometimes life has a way of intervening before I get everything listed, so feel free get in touch with me directly for how to order anything you see here.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
These little rug rats are both off on their first full days at school today, and the house is very quiet. This is the first time since Ellery was born that I am staring down the barrel of a full child free day, and I am feeling a little crippled by the openness of it. Looks like I should have made a plan for myself yesterday. Maybe a shower is a good place to start. Then a to do list.
So I guess the baby-moon is over. It's been a little challenging pushing back the wall of work that is waiting for me in my studio, so now I guess I can start chipping away at it. It is a little daunting. Thanks so much to all of my lovely and patient customers for allowing me this time and space with my boys, but now it appears to be time to get back to it in earnest.
But wow is it quiet, and I'm missing these little faces. . .
Friday, August 15, 2014
One very snowy early morning six months ago today this little person came into the world. A very happy half-birthday to you Ellery! We adore and appreciate your sweet, soft, and fuzzy-headed baby-ness every day.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Here are some favorites from the fun shoot I did yesterday with my friend Krystina, owner of The Pear Tree here in Chester, and her daughter Aili, who's been my model for the last couple of collections. I have been wanting to do a multi-generational jewelry shoot for a while now and I'm so grateful to Krystina and Aili for agreeing to do it! I'm going to use these photos in my booth at The League of NH Craftsmen Summer Fair (which is right around the corner!) and I would love to hear which one you all like the best? The winner will be blown up to poster size and mounted on the booth wall. . .
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
We are doing well here. Insanely busy, what with now balancing the needs of two (mostly) sweet kiddos with the demands of business with work. Happily people have been ordering lots of jewelry, so we are having to figure out how to balance everything right off the bat.
Ellery is now almost 3 months old, and starting to do things. Intentionally, I mean. He is reaching for things, using his hands a little, and making lots of great new baby sounds. And he is as fat as a house, and very cute.
Spring weather has finally arrived here, followed in about three hours by the black flies. Ah, life in Vermont! And things are getting going in the garden, which is very exciting.
I'm sorry about the lack of posts. It is hard to find the time, although I do miss it! I do a lot more on Instagram these days, so if you want to keep up with what is going on around here, both creatively and with the little family please find me over there.