Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thoughts and prayers.

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Norway. How terrible that the actions of one bigoted madman can cause so much pain and sadness.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Colorful driving.

This public art work is so original and clever. And colorful! I'd love to see it happen in NYC. (Thanks to Honestly...WTF for bringing this to my attention... be sure to watch the video on their site!)

Photo via Honestly...WTF

Shop update.

I've restocked some of the sold Chevron necklace color combos in my shop. I'll get those wood and brass bead necklaces in there sometime this week; crunch time at my job is taking a toll on my ability to keep my word ;-)

Sunday, July 17, 2011


I am really in love with this bag... picturing us wandering small seaside towns in France... sitting in cafes, watching the world go by... if only it wasn't out of my budget... SIGH!

Adeiu, sweet satchel, I'll see you in my daydreams.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Jour de Bastille Heureux!

Happy Bastille Day to all of you in the States! To those of you where it is already the 15th: belated Happy Bastille Day to you!

I'm not ashamed of my advanced years but tend not to reference my age in my posts. That ends now; this clip is from a favorite movie of my teenage years and is presented here in honor of Bastille Day (just watch; you'll see the connection). Many of you may have only been a twinkle in your parents' eyes (or not even that) back when this film was in theaters, so if this is your first experience with Better Off Dead, please Netflix, rent, download, or stream it ASAP. It's totally an 80s comedy, with a very young John Cusack to boot!

Monday, July 11, 2011


Some new necklace designs in wood & brass; in the shop later this week.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lovely colors.

My Independence Day weekend was pretty mellow... foreign magazine browsing at a local bookstore, craft store perusing, outlet shopping (inexpensive additions to my work/weekend wardrobe are always welcome), dinner/ice cream cake/disney movie watching with good friends, bbq with extended family... an excellent weekend, in my opinion. Oh, and I almost forgot Friday evening at the new section of the High Line: art installations/food trucks/beautiful wildflowers... how could I forget that?

Part of the craft store perusal was spending at least 10 minutes in front of the embroidery floss display, picking and choosing new colors to create more and different Kumi necklaces, and possibly a new bracelet design I've been thinking about.

I am just completely enamored with this spectrum and can't wait to get started working with it.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Empire State.

Friday morning I was sitting in Bryant Park, having stopped for a few minutes on my way to work. I looked up from my book and saw this perfectly framed view of the Empire State Building, so I had to grab my camera from my bag and snap it. As much as I grumble about the city sometimes, there are so many things I do love about it.