Friday, March 30, 2018

I just came back from California, where I have been for the last couple of weeks to be with my father at the end of his life. My mother and all of my siblings were there with him as well, and it was a very powerful and excruciatingly sad experience. He was 90 years old and in ill health, had had an extremely full and amazing life, and died on his own terms in the way that he wanted. I don't think any of us can ask for more than that. But I am still processing it all, and I guess I probably will be for a long time. You may have noticed I've been a little absent around here recently, and now you know why. I usually try to keep my posts here kind of light and jewelry focused. But it has felt disingenuous to be posting about jewelry as if nothing was wrong, so I felt I ought to just fess up and share what's been going on. My dad was kind of an important guy in the world of wine, so for those who are interested I will change the link in my profile to one of my favorite pieces that was written about his life upon his death. It's from the @sfchronicle. Thanks so much for all of your patience with work stuff over the past few weeks. I'm back in the studio now and digging out. • • • • • • • • • • #nothingisordinary #lifeofanartist #homeinthestudio #fromwhereistand #tablascreek #centralcoast #pasorobles #abmlifeissweet #livethelittlethings #makemoments #thatsdarling #makersmovement #solopreneur #mytinyatlas #stayandwander #bedeeplyrooted