Monday, March 30, 2009


working on sweatshirts to sell for india...hopefully they will be up in the next couple of days.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


...i thought i would share a silly story with you is a day in the life of me and has to do with the creations on the left (the turquoise and coral one to be exact). so i am a bit addicted to kambucha, and last week our whole foods opened up and they have kombucha on tap! i was all about this! i drink it to avoid getting sick at the wee hours of the night when im working on a piece of jewelry...and lately its been chilly in the garage, so i bring in my tools from there and work on the kitchen table. MOST OF THE TIME, i avoid having any type of food or drink on the table, because it seems that when i cut pieces of wire, they tend to fly around me like fireworks...but this time i was thirsty, avoiding a cold, and just wanted to get that dang piece done before i went to bed and i take a big sip of my kombucha swallow an odd thing that shouldn't be in there and then proceed to take a sterling silver jump ring out of my mouth. not only am i learning how to make new things with my creations, i am also swallowing lesson has been learned, especially after i could feel it in my throat the rest of the night. the end.

p.s. i am driving up to roseville later tonight to visit ali ( its just a day, but i am so excited to get away for the day.

p.s.s. read A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. it is about the outcasts of india who have learned "to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair." it is a beautiful piece of work.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

more to come...

and just because im loving this:

"I must learn to love the fool in me--the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool." -- Theodore I. Rubin, MD

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

looking ahead...india.

my etsy store will no longer be empty tomorrow. it will be filled with some of these lovelies. creations that will help pave the way to serving with an amazing team at the sisters of charity in calcutta. this is our hope:

"We are striving to express the complex inward workings of love through simple outward actions of consideration - washing clothes for someone, holding a person’s hand as their bedside companion, sharing stories together. Small things, felt large."