Skipping through the seasons

ÖÖps! This was intended to be a bit more than a long overdue, oh so seasonal MuseLetter (mind the gap, pretty please, or, rather, hope you don't mind it too terribly much, truth is I've been ever so busy creating)

Winter: the magical sound of snow, so conducive to introspection, hunkering down in my cozy studio

  home is where the heART studio is...drop me a line if you are in/ plan to be in the area*, the studio and various mascots Löve visitors    *catskills/hudsonvalley - kingston, woodstock, phoenicia...

home is where the heART studio is...drop me a line if you are in/ plan to be in the area*, the studio and various mascots Löve visitors

*catskills/hudsonvalley - kingston, woodstock, phoenicia...

& churning out the butterflies as well as many other new designs....

   my work, envisioning those ripples/ the butterfly effect

my work, envisioning those ripples/ the butterfly effect

Putting my all and then some into heARTworks, heART medicine, spirit jewelry >>-->

with intention: keeping as much love and peace in my heART and sharing it through my interactions.

& new >>--> pieces

thinking about ebb and flow,

waxing and waning,

how the archer must pull the arrow back in order for it to launch forward >>-->

  >>-->love is the direction<--<<

>>-->love is the direction<--<<

Spring: it is spring, sort of, I mean it is still March/April in the Hudson Valley,
those tricky beasty months, so you never know. just this morning (3/26) when I drew back the curtains, I pondered the grass for several moments, trying to decipher whether it was wearing dew or frost,

  &gt;&gt;--&gt; spring flowers necklace with picasso jasper, tourmaline, antique button &amp; arrows

>>--> spring flowers necklace with picasso jasper, tourmaline, antique button & arrows

I mean it is still March (3/26 when I started this post & now it is a snowy 4/6) and either would be fashionable... but there is grass to see, and so my thoughts flutter off to the dream of a fairy tale flower garden, and a bountiful victory garden, replete with tomatoes to enjoy right off of the vine, warmed by the mid-day sun. Wishing I had inherited that wonderful green thumb gene from my grandmother & mother.

 my Oma (grandmother), mother, opa (grandfather) &amp; tomahhhtoes!

my Oma (grandmother), mother, opa (grandfather) & tomahhhtoes!

This dream coupled with the memories of their gardens' abundance of sight and scents and tastes, spurs me on to visit my local nurseries, where I can be spied wandering about seemingly in a dream state, smiling at the various flowers and seedlings. To the casual observer, I probably look like any other gardener. Little do they know, that among these young healthy plants, I am picking my next victim! (not intentionally, its more of a reckless endangerment scenario, but I'm working on it)


Craft Show Season: wherein we shall enjoy the craft show carnie camp reunion(s), replete with hugs and sharing and stories...

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>>-->2018 SHOW SCHEDULE (a work in progress) <--<<

  • May 19-20 Fine Arts & Crafts at Verona Park, NJ
  • June 16-17 Fine Arts & Crafts at Brookdale Park, Montclair, NJ
  • June 23 - 24, 2018 Norwalk Art Festival, Matthews Park, Norwalk CT
  • August 18-19 Garrison Art Center’s Fine Crafts Fair, Garrison Landing, NY
  • September 15-16 Fine Arts & Crafts at Anderson Park, Upper Montclair, NJ
  • October 13-14 Fine Arts & Crafts at Brookdale Park, Montclair, NJ
  • & söööomuch möre!