March 2017 THE SPACES IN BETWEEN

March 2017 THE SPACES IN BETWEEN

I began writing this newsletter reflecting that the month of March has been an in-between month for me in terms of travels, as well as the bridge month between winter and spring. As I reviewed photos from our recent road trip to Crystal Bridges art museum to see the...
February 2017 THE REAL NEW YEAR

February 2017 THE REAL NEW YEAR

After trudging through January in low gear, it was time to accelerate. The real business New Year kicked into action on February 1, as I joined thousands of jewelers in their annual pilgrimage to gemstone mecca, the Tucson Gem Show. The seemingly infinite volume of...
January 2017 MADE BY HAND

January 2017 MADE BY HAND

“If you’re human, you’re creative… We believe in a world where everyone is inspired to live a creative life.” The current issue of American Craft Magazine opens with a thoughtful commentary on the meaning and positive effects of art on...
December 2016 WINDING DOWN THE YEAR

December 2016 WINDING DOWN THE YEAR

It had to happen eventually. After a long, gloriously warm and clear Indian Summer, the cold winds of winter have blown in. The fresh herbs in my kitchen garden are sad, soggy heaps. I’m wearing my Uggs every day, and the down jackets are now hanging “on...
October 2016 ADJUSTING MY FALL FOCUS

October 2016 ADJUSTING MY FALL FOCUS

Is anyone not stressed as we slog through the final couple of weeks of this Dante-esque election process? It’s been nearly impossible to find inner calm as we are relentlessly pelted by a hailstorm of news reports and Facebook posts. I’m working to...
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